Creamy Peach Smoothie
This kid-approved thick and creamy peach smoothie recipe is a one of our favorites! Loaded with frozen peaches, orange, and almond milk yogurt, it provides immune boosting Vitamin C, antioxidants, and probiotics.
Earlier this week my youngest daughter stayed home from school with a sore throat. She created this peach smoothie, I worked the blender and took the pictures, and we enjoyed our creamy peach smoothies together. We both agreed it was one of her best smoothie recipes. This thick and creamy peach smoothie recipe was absolutely delicious and tasted like ice cream, but I think it also helped her beat her sore throat and by the afternoon she was back to dancing around the house and laughing hysterically. This peach smoothie is loaded with Vitamin-C, antioxidants, and probiotics – a great immune-boosting combination. I’m just thinking of it now, but this would be a great smoothie to add fresh or ground turmeric to.
Look at that thick creamy swirl! If you’ve been following along here long, you know my family loves smoothies. I consider my Vitamix my best birthday present ever and it gets used at least once a day. While I love my green smoothies and chocolaty almond butter protein smoothies, my youngest daughter loves coming up with her own smoothie recipes. I keep a drawer of our freezer stocked with frozen fruit at all times so we can grab our favorite ingredients and whip up a smoothie quickly. Both Costco and Trader Joe’s have pretty good deals on frozen fruit, but you can also freeze your own when it’s in season. Fruit smoothies are a great way to enjoy organic, out-of-season fruit, all year long. Frozen fruit is just about as nutritious, so why not enjoy its benefits all year (source)? We always have a bag of frozen peaches. Frozen peaches make delicious peach crisps, but the kids even like eating the frozen slices straight from the bag for a cold treat.
Do you want to know the secret to making thick and creamy ice cream-like smoothies? Use lots of frozen fruit, bananas and mangos are especially creamy, and as little liquid as possible. I find adding a whole orange usually provides enough liquid. You could keep this smoothie purely peach, or add a berry layer like we did this time. There’s no right or wrong way. To make the layers, we simply start with our peach smoothie and add a handful of strawberries or raspberries after transferring half or more to our glasses. Then we continue blending and watch the peach color turn pink! I don’t know why, but layered smoothies are just so satisfying!
Want more smoothies? Me too! Here are a few of my very favorites:
- Green Glowing Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Chocolate Maca Smoothie
- Tropical Turmeric Smoothie
- Kids Smoothie Bar
- 1 whole orange, peeled
- 6 oz. yogurt (I used plain Almondmilk yogurt)
- 1 1/2 cups frozen sliced peaches
- 1 cup frozen sliced bananas
- 1 cup frozen strawberries or raspberries (optional)
- Place the orange, yogurt, peaches, and bananas in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. If the mixture is too thick to turn the blender, add a little liquid (water or more orange), if you'd like it thicker, add more frozen fruit.
- If adding a pink layer, transfer half to 3/4 of the peach smoothie to glasses and add the berries into the blender. Blend until smooth and then add this pink layer on top of the peach layer. Enjoy right away or freeze for later!
Nutrition information is approximate and is based on 1/2 this recipe. I am not a certified nutritionist and the information below is my best estimate based on online calculations. If nutrition facts are important for your health, please calculate using your favorite nutrition calculator. Further, I personally don't promote calorie counting unless directed by a doctor, but prefer to focus on feeding our bodies nourishing foods.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g