Peaches are just absolutely delicious this time of the year so why not add an easy peach smoothie recipe to your weekly menu? Made with just five healthy ingredients and a great way to start your day, or satisfy an afternoon hunger.
We’re in the middle of the summer and that means peach season for the Michigan! Peaches in Michigan are grown mostly along Lake Michigan, but also in Eastern Michigan along Lake St. Clair. And of course, peaches are available year round thanks other states agriculture and the growing conditions available to them.
But August is National Peach Month, so let’s celebrate with this creamy peach smoothie recipe.
Why You’ll Love This Smoothie
- Made with just 5 simple ingredients, naturally nut-free and dairy-free.
- Easy to customize, based on your favorite fruits, flavors and dietary preferences.
- Smoothies are the best for busy mornings – just add everything to your blender and go!
- Of course, this peach smoothie recipe also makes for a cooling afternoon snack.
Ingredients you Need
Smoothie recipes are a quick and easy treat that really allow your creative juices to flow. This can be a peach mango smoothie, a peach banana smoothie, or your other favorite combinations.
Here’s what I used for this one:
- frozen peaches – you can freeze slices of fresh peaches or head to the frozen section and grab frozen peaches – but using frozen will give you the best smoothie consistency.
- frozen mango – again, frozen will give you the best consistency here. If using frozen banana, you could use fresh mango. But I like to do at least a 2:1 ratio of frozen to fresh fruit.
- banana – I like to add banana for more natural sweetness. If you go the frozen banana route, you’ll want to increase the liquid to 1/2 cup or more, for the best consistency.
- hemp hearts – I love adding hemp hearts for a boost of healthy fats, fiber and omega-3’s! They don’t add much flavor (as long as you don’t use too much) and won’t change the consistency of the smoothie.
- milk of choice – I used unsweetened cashew milk, but any non-dairy milk or regular dairy milk will work. Coconut milk or coconut water would add delicious flavor as well. No matter which milk or liquid you choose, quantity will vary based on how thick or thin you like your smoothies.
TIP: If you want to replace the banana, sub in 1 cup of strawberries for a creamy strawberry peach smoothie combo.
Make sure to use a high powered blender for best results. I like a NutriBullet (or something similar) for single servings. If you’re looking to make a peach smoothie bowl, you can use a food processor (as long as you add the correct amount of ingredients to make sure the blades spin).
How to Make
Everything gets added into your blender and just blend until smooth. Use a high powered blender for best results (a NutriBullet or something similar works for single servings too).
Taste test for thickness. If you want a thicker smoothie, start with ¼ cup liquid and work your way up from there.
NOTE: I personally like to avoid ice cubes when making smoothies, to keep the consistency creamy and not watered down.
Optional Mix-In’s / Flavor Additions:
There are a few additional ingredients you can add to the cherry smoothie mix to really make it your own. You could try:
- Protein Powder: Amp up the protein content with a scoop of your favorite vanilla or plain protein powder.
- Greek yogurt: Replace half of the milk / liquid with 1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt – or your favorite non-dairy yogurt as needed.
- Spinach: Throw in a handful of baby spinach for a green smoothie. You won’t know it’s in there, other than the color change.
- Orange juice: Sub the milk for orange juice for a sweeter and more juicier smoothie.
Recipe Tips & Notes:
- Use frozen peaches. This keeps the smoothie cold and thick without having to add ice. A frozen banana will make it even thicker.
- Adjust the liquid. You may need to add more liquid to get the frozen fruit completely blended, depending on the power of your blender. You can start with a smaller amount and then add more, depending on your desired consistency.
- Make it sweeter. If you like your smoothies on the sweet side, add a tablespoon or two maple syrup or raw honey.
If you make this peach smoothie, be sure to leave a comment and star rating review below. It helps to hear from you and it gives others the chance to learn more about the recipe too! XX AshleyPrint
Make this easy Peach Smoothie recipe using just 5 ingredients. Perfect for peach lovers, easy to customize, great for busy mornings or a refreshing afternoon snack.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
- 1 cup frozen peach slices
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1 medium banana
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts (optional)
- 3/4 cup milk of choice
Add everything to a blender, blend until smooth. Taste test for desired consistency. If you’re looking for a thicker smoothie (almost smoothie bowl consistency) start with half cup of milk and use a frozen banana as well. If you want a thinner smoothie, increase liquid to 1 full cup and taste test.
FRUIT OPTIONS: I like the flavor and sweetness mango adds to this smoothie, but you could easily sub in more peaches, or strawberries would be another good option. You want about 1.5 cups frozen fruit to 1 medium banana. If using a frozen banana, increase the milk to 1 full cup to start.
LIQUID OPTIONS: Using milk will give this smoothie a creamy texture, whereas orange juice or coconut water a more juice-like consistency. Choose your favorite.