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15 Heavenly Tasty Peach Recipes You Will Definitely Love

15 Heavenly Tasty Peach Recipes You Will Definitely Love

Peach season is upon us. The sweet succulent fruit can be readily found in your grocery store ripe and at a good price, so why not take advantage of it?

Aside from being sweet and delicious, peaches actually have quite a few health benefits. Peaches will give you glowing youthful skin as they are packed with antioxidants and have even been linked to killing cancer cells and fighting off diabetes. This fuzzy fruit also packs a punch with vitamin C, fiber, potassium and choline which support heart health.

After you tire of biting right into this healthy juicy golden fruit, here are some peach recipes to mix it up!

Peaches are very versatile, thus peach recipes range from salsas to smoothies to the classic peach pie. Try not to drool on your keyboard too much when scrolling through these 15 Heavenly Tasty Peach Recipes You Will Definitely Love.

1. Peach Cobbler with Quinoa via Nosh and Nourish

1 peach cobbler with quinoa via nosh and nourish

    Did you know quinoa is a complete protein? This dessert is not only yummy but somewhat healthy and well-rounded.

    2. Happy Hour Peach Sangria with Chamomile and Thyme via Relishing It

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    2 peach sangria

      This is labeled for happy hour, but I bet it would be perfect for bedtime with the relaxing properties of chamomile tea.

      3. Brandy and Peach Popsicles via Little Wonders’ Days

      3 brandy and peach popsicle

        Who wouldn’t want to try adult popsicles? Just make sure the kids don’t get into these!

        4. Gluten Free Brûléed Peach & Nutella Tarts via Anyonita Nibbles

        4 bruleed peach and nutella tart with sugar sprinkled around

          I know I’m a fan of Nutella and the thought that I get to torch my dessert makes it all the more enticing.

          5. Fresh Peach Crisp via Center Cut Cook

          5 Fresh Peach Crisp

            According to the author, after the pitting and slicing of the peaches, this recipe only takes minutes to mix up and put in the oven. Sounds good to me!

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            6. Peaches and Cream Baked Oatmeal via 5 Dollar Dinners

            6 Peaches and Cream Baked Oatmeal

              I’ve never baked oatmeal before, but this website has many other varieties to try out if you are interested.

              7. Peach Pie Overnight Oats via What the Fork Food Blog

              7 Peach-Pie-Overnight-Oats

                Summer is the time for overnight oats. Prepare these in a large batch for breakfast on the go!

                8. Berry Peach Overnight Oats via A Whisk and Two Wands

                8 Berry-Peach-Oats2-WM-Blog-e1403752551441

                  There are many peach recipes for overnight oats, but this one mixes in berries to boost the antioxidant factor.

                  9. Peach Freezer Jam via Southern Bite

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                  9 Peach-Freezer-Jam-

                    I made strawberry freezer jam in a cooking class and I will tell you it is so much easier than you think. You don’t even have to heat it up!

                    10. Brown Butter Peach Cupcakes via Chocolate With Grace

                    10 Brown Butter Peach Cupcakes

                      Browned butter is one of those flavors that sends recipes over the top. My mouth is watering imagining the warm browned butter flavor with the sweetness of the peaches.

                      11. Brown Butter Peach Milkshake via Chocolate With Grace

                      11 Brown Butter Peach Smoothie

                        I couldn’t resist adding another of the brown butter peach recipes I found. I’ve never heard of putting butter into a smoothie…but why not?

                        12. Grilled Pork Chops and Peaches via Bright Forest

                        12 pork and peaches

                          I’ve not yet grilled fruit, but I have tasted it and the grill makes the sweetness stand out so beautifully with the charred taste. This is definitely a great addition to these peach recipes!

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                          13. Blackberry Peach Grilled Cheese via Clean Eats Fast Feets

                          13 Blackberry-Peach-Grilled-Cheese

                            This is absolutely genius. I love the addition of goat cheese and cilantro paired with the sweetness of the berries.

                            14. Fresh Peach Salsa via Lemon Tree Dwelling

                            14 Fresh-Peach-Salsa-5

                              I will admit, fruit in salsa weirds me out a little bit, but it’s so popular (hello mango salsa) that who am I to judge?

                              15. Glazed Strawberry Peach Muffins via Lemon Tree Dwelling

                              15 Glazed-Strawberry-Peach-Muffins-

                                Strawberries and peaches go together like peas and carrots, and are much more sweet and delicious!

                                Be sure to take full advantage of peach season and use these peach recipes to change it up! Whether it be sweet or savory, you can whip up something delicious with those sweet, ripe peaches!

                                Featured photo credit: Amanda DeWitt at Diary of a Semi-Health Nut via semihealthyblog.com

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                                The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                                The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                                Creating a vision for your life might seem like a frivolous, fantastical waste of time, but it’s not: creating a compelling vision of the life you want is actually one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams. Perhaps the best way to look at the concept of a life vision is as a compass to help guide you to take the best actions and make the right choices that help propel you toward your best life.

                                your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have

                                  Why You Need a Vision

                                  Experts and life success stories support the idea that with a vision in mind, you are more likely to succeed far beyond what you could otherwise achieve without a clear vision. Think of crafting your life vision as mapping a path to your personal and professional dreams. Life satisfaction and personal happiness are within reach. The harsh reality is that if you don’t develop your own vision, you’ll allow other people and circumstances to direct the course of your life.

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                                  How to Create Your Life Vision

                                  Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.

                                  What Do You Want?

                                  The question sounds deceptively simple, but it’s often the most difficult to answer. Allowing yourself to explore your deepest desires can be very frightening. You may also not think you have the time to consider something as fanciful as what you want out of life, but it’s important to remind yourself that a life of fulfillment does not usually happen by chance, but by design.

                                  It’s helpful to ask some thought-provoking questions to help you discover the possibilities of what you want out of life. Consider every aspect of your life, personal and professional, tangible and intangible. Contemplate all the important areas, family and friends, career and success, health and quality of life, spiritual connection and personal growth, and don’t forget about fun and enjoyment.

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                                  Some tips to guide you:

                                  • Remember to ask why you want certain things
                                  • Think about what you want, not on what you don’t want.
                                  • Give yourself permission to dream.
                                  • Be creative. Consider ideas that you never thought possible.
                                  • Focus on your wishes, not what others expect of you.

                                  Some questions to start your exploration:

                                  • What really matters to you in life? Not what should matter, what does matter.
                                  • What would you like to have more of in your life?
                                  • Set aside money for a moment; what do you want in your career?
                                  • What are your secret passions and dreams?
                                  • What would bring more joy and happiness into your life?
                                  • What do you want your relationships to be like?
                                  • What qualities would you like to develop?
                                  • What are your values? What issues do you care about?
                                  • What are your talents? What’s special about you?
                                  • What would you most like to accomplish?
                                  • What would legacy would you like to leave behind?

                                  It may be helpful to write your thoughts down in a journal or creative vision board if you’re the creative type. Add your own questions, and ask others what they want out of life. Relax and make this exercise fun. You may want to set your answers aside for a while and come back to them later to see if any have changed or if you have anything to add.

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                                  What Would Your Best Life Look Like?

                                  Describe your ideal life in detail. Allow yourself to dream and imagine, and create a vivid picture. If you can’t visualize a picture, focus on how your best life would feel. If you find it difficult to envision your life 20 or 30 years from now, start with five years—even a few years into the future will give you a place to start. What you see may surprise you. Set aside preconceived notions. This is your chance to dream and fantasize.

                                  A few prompts to get you started:

                                  • What will you have accomplished already?
                                  • How will you feel about yourself?
                                  • What kind of people are in your life? How do you feel about them?
                                  • What does your ideal day look like?
                                  • Where are you? Where do you live? Think specifics, what city, state, or country, type of community, house or an apartment, style and atmosphere.
                                  • What would you be doing?
                                  • Are you with another person, a group of people, or are you by yourself?
                                  • How are you dressed?
                                  • What’s your state of mind? Happy or sad? Contented or frustrated?
                                  • What does your physical body look like? How do you feel about that?
                                  • Does your best life make you smile and make your heart sing? If it doesn’t, dig deeper, dream bigger.

                                  It’s important to focus on the result, or at least a way-point in your life. Don’t think about the process for getting there yet—that’s the next stepGive yourself permission to revisit this vision every day, even if only for a few minutes. Keep your vision alive and in the front of your mind.

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                                  Plan Backwards

                                  It may sound counter-intuitive to plan backwards rather than forwards, but when you’re planning your life from the end result, it’s often more useful to consider the last step and work your way back to the first. This is actually a valuable and practical strategy for making your vision a reality.

                                  • What’s the last thing that would’ve had to happen to achieve your best life?
                                  • What’s the most important choice you would’ve had to make?
                                  • What would you have needed to learn along the way?
                                  • What important actions would you have had to take?
                                  • What beliefs would you have needed to change?
                                  • What habits or behaviors would you have had to cultivate?
                                  • What type of support would you have had to enlist?
                                  • How long will it have taken you to realize your best life?
                                  • What steps or milestones would you have needed to reach along the way?

                                  Now it’s time to think about your first step, and the next step after that. Ponder the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future. It may seem impossible, but it’s quite achievable if you take it step-by-step.

                                  It’s important to revisit this vision from time to time. Don’t be surprised if your answers to the questions, your technicolor vision, and the resulting plans change. That can actually be a very good thing; as you change in unforeseeable ways, the best life you envision will change as well. For now, it’s important to use the process, create your vision, and take the first step towards making that vision a reality.

                                  Featured photo credit: Matt Noble via unsplash.com

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