This cold and creamy 5-ingredient, 5-minute peach and banana smoothie is a fabulous, fruity way to start the day! They also make a healthy, satisfying, and delicious snack.
Smoothies have always been a family favorite in our house!
I swear I can get my kids to eat almost anything if it's in the form of a sweet creamy smoothie . There was no way I thought I'd be feeding them kale until I made this kale apple smoothie.
They are the perfect healthy and EASY breakfast, snack, or even dessert.
Even after highlighting the official end of Peach Season with this roasted peaches with pistachio crumble recipe, pairing them with blueberries in this peach and blueberry crisp, and raspberries in this peach and raspberry oatmeal bars,I found we were not quite ready to move on yet.
The good news is that peaches freeze FABULOUSLY and there is no reason not to enjoy them year round. One of my very favorite ways is by putting them in a smoothie like these banana peach smoothies.
What makes this peach and banana smoothie healthy?
One of the best things about smoothies is the short ingredient list, full of healthful whole foods, and this peach smoothie with yogurt is no exception.
Peaches are loaded with antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin A. Although peaches are super sweet and juicy, they are also low on the glycemic scale, in case you're watching your blood sugar.
Both peaches and bananas also contain a good amount of dietary fiber, which slows down the absorption of fruit sugar into your blood stream.
How can I make these smoothies vegan?
It's pretty simple to make this peach smoothie vegan. All you have to do is substitute the Greek yogurt with a non-dairy yogurt such as coconut or soy-based yogurt, and the whole milk with a plant-based milk, such as almond milk or oat milk.
Peaches are a top-notch smoothie ingredient because of their juicy texture and bright flavor. This is your star of the show so you want to make sure you're using the best peaches for this recipe.
Frozen peaches add the perfect texture to these banana peach smoothies. You can buy frozen peaches at any grocery store, or freeze your own. If you freeze your own, the key is to freeze ripe peaches when they are in season. Here's a nice guide on how to freeze peaches.
You can also use fresh peaches for this recipe, but make sure to add a cup of ice to the blender so that your peach and banana smoothie is thick and cold.
Bananas will give your smoothies a thicker texture and add the perfect sweetness. I don't feel the need to freeze my bananas for this recipe, since we're already using frozen peaches.
I add a cup of milk for the ideal consistency. I like whole milk in smoothies, most of the time I just use what I have on hand. You can use any kind of milk you prefer. Go with a plant-based milk if you want to keep your smoothie vegan.
Greek yogurt gives the smoothie the creaminess we all love. It is also packed with protein and probiotics, so it's a win-win for the taste and health factor.
But, if you're making a vegan smoothie, you can just skip adding the yogurt. Or, you can substitute it with a non-dairy yogurt.
The maple syrup adds the touch of sweetness. You can skip it entirely or substitute it with honey.
- Add the milk, yogurt, banana, peaches, and maple syrup to your blender.
2. Blend until smooth. Whew that was hard!
Strawberries: You can make this peach smoothie with strawberries by adding a cup of strawberries in place of the banana.
Orange Juice: If you want a little extra tanginess and fruity punch to your smoothie, you can add orange juice as the liquid instead of the milk. You can also do half milk and half OJ.
Protein Powder: The Greek yogurt adds some protein to the smoothie, but you can take it up a notch by adding some vanilla protein powder to the smoothie if you want to enjoy it as a pre-workout snack. Use a vegan protein powder if you want to enjoy a vegan smoothie.
This smoothie recipe serves two. But if you want to make them ahead of time or have one right away, they are quite simple to keep fresh.
Refrigerator storage: You can store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours as long as you stir it up before serving if you plan on eating it within that time frame. Please note that the consistency and appearance may alter somewhat when the frozen components thaw.
Freezer storage: For freezing, use a freezer-safe, airtight container. Remove from freezer an hour before serving to thaw, then combine with half a cup of your preferred milk or water.
Tips for the perfect smoothie glass
- Add a slice of fresh peach and a sprig of mint to the glass or the top of the smoothie for an extra special touch.
- Use frozen fruit and less milk or water to make a thicker smoothie.
- If you want your smoothie to be a little thinner, add more milk or water and change the amount of frozen fruit.
- To make life easier for your blender, start by putting liquid in your blender, then add the fruit last.
More Favorite Smoothies
Banana Peach Smoothies
- 1 cup whole milk or other milk
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 banana
- 2 cups sliced frozen peaches
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- To a high speed blender, add the ingredients in the order listed (milk, yogurt, banana, peaches, and maple syrup or honey).
- Blend until smooth, about 30-60 seconds.