Peach Smoothie Recipe

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This peach smoothie is a refreshing, light, and delicious summery treat! Perfect for a healthy fruit-filled breakfast or snack! You just need a few ingredients and under 10 minutes to prepare it.

Two glasses with peach smoothie

Summertime means switching up my smoothie rotation – it’s out with the winter fruits and in with the tastes and smells of the season. For peach season, I’m taking peaches to the next level with the best peach smoothie.

Whenever I’m at the farmers’ market or perusing the grocery store shelves for inspiration, I always find myself drawn to peaches. Maybe it’s the beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow on the skin, maybe it’s the smell – something about peaches reminds me of the sunshine.

And my quick and easy peach fruit smoothie is certainly a morning boost of sunshine. Filling and packed with peach flavor, it’s smooth, creamy, and packed with goodness. It’s the perfect choice for a healthy breakfast smoothie.

Top view of two glasses with peach smoothie

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What are peaches good for?

Peaches are packed full of nutrients. Having originated in China more than 8000 years ago, these fuzzy treats are particularly dense in Vitamin A, E, and K, as well as Potassium and Manganese. They’re full of antioxidants – even more so if you’re using fresh peaches over canned peaches.

Studies have also shown them to improve digestion, lower cholesterol, and support your immune system. So you can be sure you are making a healthy peach recipe.

How can you tell if peaches are ripe?

Each fruit is different, but here are the three ways to tell if your peach is ripe:

  • Touch: The peach should be soft to the touch, but not mushy. There should be a little give on the flesh.
  • Smell: It should smell sweet – and relatively strong. If there’s no smell, there’s probably no flavor.
  • Colour: A ripe peach is usually dark yellow or colored red by the sunshine. If there’s any green on the skin, it’s not ripe.

The Peach Smoothie Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients to make this refreshing peach banana smoothie:

  • Peaches: Fresh over canned. Not only do they have more essential nutrients, but fresh peaches have more flavor and natural sweetness. In a pinch, frozen peaches will also work for this healthy peach smoothie.
  • Banana: Bananas give smoothies a creamy texture. Feel free to use frozen banana over fresh banana, especially if you prefer your smoothies ice cold.
  • Yogurt: For this peach smoothie with yogurt, I like to use Greek yogurt. It will give your smoothie an extra protein boost, but any thick yogurt – whether dairy-based or not – will work.
  • Almond milk: This will give the smoothie a little extra flavor, but you can also use any plant-based or dairy milk of your choice (coconut milk would be a great choice too or use soy milk).
  • Ice: Adjust the amount of ice cubes you need based on how cold you like your smoothies.
Ingredients for peach smoothie

Optional Add-ins and Variations

  • Honey: Manuka or regular honey will bring a touch of sweetness if your peaches are not ripe enough. To keep this smoothie vegan, use maple syrup.
  • Spice: for extra flavor, add a pinch of cinnamon or ground ginger or a teaspoon of vanilla extract. And although I list these as optional, I love adding them whenever I make this smoothie.
  • Strawberries: replace one of the peaches with a handful of strawberries for a delicious strawberry peach smoothie.
  • If you’re using frozen peaches, sub out the ice – you won’t need it.
  • If you’re using canned peaches, skip the honey – it’ll make the smoothie too sweet.

The Peach Smoothie Instructions

Prep the peaches

Slice your peaches in half and remove the stone. You can use a knife or a spoon to scoop out the pit. 

A bowl with halved peaches

Add your ingredients to the blender

Put your peaches into a high-powered blender, then add the other ingredients – with additional extras to taste. Attach the lid and blend until smooth, until completely combined thick and creamy smoothie. If wanted, add some ice to this healthy breakfast smoothie.

Steps for blending peach smoothie

It’s best to enjoy this fruit smoothie recipe immediately or on the same day.

Serve in your favorite glass. Decorate with a slice of peach if wanted.

Pouring peach smoothie in a glass

FAQs

Should I peel the peaches for a peach smoothie?

Nope! Peeling peaches takes forever – and the skin is actually as full of nutrients as the flesh. However, you can peel them if you want.

How to make a peach smoothie thicker (to serve in a bowl)?

Here are my top tips:
– Use frozen fruit over fresh fruit. Cut up and freeze your fresh peaches and banana, or buy pre-frozen.
– Using less liquid will help – so use as little liquid as you can or cut out excess liquid (like ice).
– Add more fiber – chia seeds and oats will help thicken the smoothie, bring in extra nutrients, and add a little texture.

Can I use canned peaches in a peach smoothie?

Yes, but it will likely be sweeter than fresh peaches and have less of the nutrients. Make sure to separate them from the liquid before adding them to this healthy smoothie. 

How to freeze peaches for smoothies?

Wash your peaches and then cut them into slices. You don’t need to peel them as the skin will come off when they defrost.
Put them in a bag or freezer-friendly tub and freeze away!

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Peach Smoothie Recipe

5 from 14 votes
By: Samira
This peach smoothie is a refreshing, light, and delicious summery treat! Perfect for a healthy fruit-filled breakfast or snack! You just need a few ingredients and under 10 minutes to prepare it.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients 
 

  • 4 peaches large, ripe, fresh or frozen (2 cups chopped)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup almond milk or your choice of milk
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp honey optional, if you prefer the smoothie sweeter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract optional
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon powder optional
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger powder optional
  • 1/2 cup ice optional

Instructions 

  • Slice your peaches in half and remove the stone. You can use a knife or a spoon to scoop out the pit.
  • Put your peaches into the blender, then add the other ingredients. Blend until completely combined. 
  • It's best to enjoy this fruit smoothie recipe immediately or on the same day. 

Notes

  • If you’re using frozen peaches, sub out the ice – you won’t need it.
  • If you’re using canned peaches, skip the honey – it’ll make the smoothie too sweet.
How can you tell if peaches are ripe? Each fruit is different, but here are the three ways to tell if your peach is ripe:
  • Touch: The peach should be soft to the touch, but not mushy. There should be a little give on the flesh.
  • Smell: It should smell sweet – and relatively strong. If there’s no smell, there’s probably no flavor.
  • Colour: A ripe peach is usually dark yellow or colored red by the sunshine. If there’s any green on the skin, it’s not ripe.
 
Check the blog post for more tips and answers to top FAQs!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Freezer friendly: 1 Month
Shelf life: 1 Day

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal, Carbohydrates: 56g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 234mg, Potassium: 682mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 44g, Vitamin A: 1077IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 244mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

5 from 14 votes (14 ratings without comment)

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