I have absolutely been obsessed with fruit smoothies lately. I’m not sure if it’s the insanely hot weather or just pregnancy cravings but I can’t seem to get enough. Last week my uncle traveled to Oklahoma to a peach festival and brought us back a TON of peaches! I cannot explain to you how juicy and sweet these amazing peaches are. They are absolutely delicious! Unfortunately peaches aren’t exactly known for their longevity. To solve this issue I’ve been freezing some and making smoothies out of them and they have far exceeded my expectations. This healthy peaches and cream smoothie is by far my favorite!
First you have to freeze your peaches. I remember whenever I was little my grandma for some reason would freeze peaches whole and I believe later would use them for things like peach cobblers. How the heck she managed to make that work I have no idea. (She was a genius!)
Anyways, I’m not even close to being brave enough to try to freeze and entire peach whole and it still turn out usable afterwards. Instead I cut my peaches into slices before putting them in a ziplock bag and throwing them in the freezer. The more air you remove from the bag the better and longer the frozen peaches will keep. I also choose to keep the skin on the peach slices but if you prefer it’s fine to peel them first. If you leave it on you really don’t notice it at all in the smoothie so I just don’t bother.
Peaches and Cream Smoothie
In addition to freezing your peaches I also like to freeze the banana that I put in all of my smoothies. It works much better if you slice the banana before freezing instead of freezing it in large pieces. The banana blends up much easier that way.
The secret ingredient to this smoothie is the 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. I know it seems like it wouldn’t make a difference with such a small amount. It really does make all the difference! Trust me!
Below is a printable version of the whole recipe. Leave me a comment below with more ideas for what to do with all of these peaches!!
- 1 Peach, Frozen and Chopped
- 1 Banana, Frozen and Chopped
- 1 Cup Almond Milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- Put all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. You may need to scrape the sides of the blender occasionally to make sure everything is incorporated. Serve immediately.