Did you know August is National Peach Month? Be sure to pick up ripe, juicy peaches at the farmers market this weekend and try out one or a few of these recipes!

Peaches are a stone fruit native to China and are in season in the U.S. from May through October. To find the best peach, choose a fragrant fruit that is firm yet gives a little when you hold it in your hand. If you can’t find a ripe one, you can ripen it on your counter top and if you’re really in a hurry, in a paper bag (it traps the ethylene gas which helps ripen the fruit).

One medium peach contains about 60 calories and is a good source of vitamins A and C. When these fuzzy fruits are out of season, opt for frozen varieties or even canned peaches (make sure they’re canned in water or their own juice, not syrup). Peaches may be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator if you want them to last a little longer. Always eat peaches at room temperature for the best flavor.

I hope you enjoy this collection of sweet and savory peach recipes!

Peach Oat Smoothie from Minimalist Baker

This smoothie is amazing! It’s fruity, creamy, filling and everything you want from a smoothie. This smoothie can be made any time of year with fresh peaches if you freeze them when they’re ripe!

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Arugula Salad Recipe with Grilled Peaches and Vegan Basil Pesto from Hello Natural

Sweet grilled peaches and zippy arugula topped with scrumptious pesto will make anyone in a hurry to fire up the grill. This simple recipe is ready in a matter of minutes and will have you feeling like you’re dining on the terrace of a gourmet restaurant.

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Peaches and Greens Pasta Salad with Bliss-Inducing Basil Tahini Sauce from Will Frolic for Food

This nutrition-packed pasta salad includes whole grain pasta, vitamin A-rich chard, juicy peaches, crunchy almonds and cacao nibs topped with a zesty sauce made with fresh basil, calcium-rich tahini, and cayenne. I know what I’m bringing to the next picnic!

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White Peach Sangria from Vegan Family Recipes

Thirsty? Squeeze every last drop out of summer with this refreshingly fruity adult beverage! Instead of going out, why not host a brunch this weekend and forgo the usual Mimosas and Bloody Marys for this peachy drink—eat the fruit and you can even call it nutritious!

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Peach Coconut Sorbet from Real Food Real Deals

Ready for dessert? This recipe includes just four ingredients—no ice cream maker required. This is a great recipe to use up pounds of ripe peaches you snagged on sale. This creamy dessert will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while using up some of summer’s bounty!

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Raw Peach Tart from Nutrition Stripped

With a nutty, seven-ingredient crust, this raw tart is a simple, tasty and nutritious treat when you’re looking for a lighter way to satisfy your sweet tooth. The crust can be used for a variety of desserts, such as a raw cheesecake or key lime pie.

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Brown Sugar Peach Blueberry Cobbler from Ambitious Kitchen

In the mood for a warm, comforting dessert but not yet ready for the heavier desserts of autumn? Try this fruity cobbler, pair with a vanilla bean ice cream and cozy on up. Use whole wheat pastry flour to boost the nutritional value of this treat.

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