If you are what you eat is a truism, peaches should be up near the top of your list for their Vit A content. Peach season lasts from July – September in the US and UK so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to tip the vitamin scales in your skin’s favour. This easy recipe for grilled peaches fits the bill, not only during the height of summer but for those cooler September evenings. Get the grill on.

Reasons to get peachy 

One raw medium peach has approx 50 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, no cholesterol or sodium, 15 grams of carbohydrate, 13 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein. One peach provides 6% of your daily vitamin A needs and 15% of daily vitamin C needs. This is skin food at it’s finest. A medium peach also contains 2% or more daily value of vitamins E and K, niacin, folate, iron, choline, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc and copper. Those are some impressive numbers.

photo of a sign that says "Fit A is the most essential vitamin for the skin. 95% of women don't get enough"

Peaches are low in calories, have no saturated fats, and are packed with numerous health promoting compounds, minerals, and vitamins. Fresh peaches are a moderate source of health promoting flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants: these are the compounds that help to act as protective scavengers against free radicals and play a role in promoting healthy aging for face and body. it’s not called a peaches n cream complexion for nothing.

So with that in mind, go ahead and feed your face. Ice-cream not required of course, but proper yummy.

Grilled peaches 

The best fruit is to be had at The Red Barn in Oyama, British Columbia

Lucky me, I grew up in peach county, in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, where all summer long we ate an abundance of fruit, buying straight from orchards. My food memories of this time are very strong so whenever I go back I try re-live them by making new ones for my own family.

I was there this summer, and had a real peachfest – if you ever have a chance to go to Oyama, do not miss a trip to Sproule’s farm to indulge in their amazing organic produce. You will not regret it.

I made this recipe more than once of course; my dad still loves it. It’s so easy and never fails to please. Grilled peaches take 10 minutes to prep, a few more to cook and even less to eat.

photo of peach orchard in Oyama BC
Oyama, BC, where the summer is Abundantly Peachy
Fresh off the tree. Life is beautiful.

Step 1: Buy the freshest, ripest fruit you can find  I appreciate that getting peaches direct from the grower is not always a possibility, but getting fresh, ripe fruit will make a difference to your cooking and to your health. This recipe won’t work with hard peaches – they don’t grill and you want all that juicy peachiness so wait until you find good ones. baskets of ripe peaches in Winfield BC

Step 2: Wash peaches, pat dry, cut in half and remove the pits:

pitted peaches on a paper towel

Step 3: line a baking tray with foil, put the peaches on it and sprinkle them with 1/2 tbsp of sugar each. I like to use coconut sugar but unprocessed dark brown or maple syrup (preferably the additive-free organic stuff) are lovely too. In a few minutes the sugar will begin to melt into the peach flesh, which is a good thing. Use this time to preheat the grill.

Step 4: Place the tray under the grill. Keep an eye on them – in approx 5-8 minutes they’ll be golden brown and bubbling, which means they are done!

grilled, bubbling peaches, fresh from the grill, on a tray

grilled peach, golden brown and bubbling
Grilled to perfection

Step 5: let the peaches cool down for a minute then serve up with ice-cream x  I like to use vanilla bean ice-cream, or anything that won’t upstage the flavour of the peach. grilled peach topped with vanilla ice cream

I then transfer into a nice dish so it looks fancy. I hope you enjoy making grilled peaches for your loved ones – or for yourself as a beauty boost x

grilled peaches with ice cream in a glass dessert bowl

Grilled peaches also make for delicious and healthy breakfasts – substitute the ice-cream with greek yoghurt and sprinkle with a touch of Ceylon cinnamon for a great start to the day.  Whether for pudding or breakfast, you can’t go wrong with this oh-so-easy recipe.

peaches and greek yoghurt. Vitamin A for beautiful skin
Swap the ice-cream for greek yoghurt to start your beautiful day





Bon appetit xo

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