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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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                                Last Updated on October 20, 2020

                                How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                                We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                                The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                                Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                                1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                                Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                                For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                                • (1) Research
                                • (2) Deciding the topic
                                • (3) Creating the outline
                                • (4) Drafting the content
                                • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                                • (6) Revision
                                • (7) etc.

                                Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                                2. Change Your Environment

                                Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                                One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                                3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                                Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                                Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                                My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                                Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                                4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                                If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                                Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                                I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                                5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                                I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                                Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                                As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                                6. Get a Buddy

                                Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                                I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                                7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                                This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                                For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                                8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                                What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                                9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                                If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                                Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                                10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                                Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                                Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                                11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                                At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                                Reality check:

                                I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future. Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

                                Bonus: Think Like a Rhino

                                More Tips for Procrastinators to Start Taking Action

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