Blueberry Peach Smoothie – This gorgeous smoothie tastes delicious and can hide lots of greens! It’s a big win with kids + grown-ups! (Paleo or Vegan)
Smoothies are one of my favorite breakfasts or afternoon pick-me-ups (so great when you live somewhere hot!). I love that there are literally endless combinations and it’s one way my kids will happily eat (drink?) their veggies and pack in some extra fruit.
These Blueberry Peach Smoothies were actually sort of a happy accident. I may or may not have gotten carried away one week when blueberries were $1.99 per pound (not per 6oz), and I’d stocked up on peaches that happened to all be ripening at the exact same time. Not wanting anything to go bad before I could get to it, I froze some of the fruit.
A few mornings later, I was making breakfast and decided to go with a smoothie. The first thing I saw in the freezer was the bag of blueberries and peaches I’d frozen, and tiny little Milo was shouting “SHMOOOFIE!” so I grabbed the bag and got to work.
In less than 5 minutes, we had a SERIOUSLY delicious blueberry peach smoothie that was so good we’ve been making it for the last 4 years on a regular basis.
And here’s all you need to get started…
HERE’S WHAT GOES INTO MY BLUEBERRY PEACH SMOOTHIE:
FROZEN PEACHES. I love using frozen fruit in my smoothies for a nice, frosty finish. You can use store-bought frozen peaches or freeze your own (see the FAQ for how!)
FROZEN BLUEBERRIES. Peaches + blueberries are REALLY good together. I love that the peaches add some brightness to the blueberries and the blueberries come to bat with some gorgeous color and a host of antioxidants.
COLLAGEN OR CHIA SEEDS. A little protein or healthy fats helps these blueberry peach smoothies keep you full longer and balances out the nutrition profile a bit. So, for a little boost, I love adding a few scoops of collagen (paleo + dairy-free), or chia seeds (vegan + paleo). Your choice!
ORANGE JUICE. Orange juice adds some brightness with its natural acidity. To keep this from getting too sugary, I usually combine the juice with a little…
WATER OR MILK (TO HELP IT BLEND). It’s up to you whether you add water or milk (dairy or non-dairy) to help it blend. I’ve also tried yogurt a few times with good results!
OPTIONAL: SPINACH OR GREENS. Thanks to the bright blueberry color, this blueberry peach smoothie can actually hide a decent amount of greens. 1-2 big hanfuls is usually where I start. Beyond that point, the color gets a bit muddy. (Though sometimes, just putting it in an opaque cup is enough to “hide” the color!)
FAQ + TIPS FOR THE BEST BLUEBERRY PEACH SMOOTHIE:
CAN I MAKE THIS WITH FRESH FRUIT INSTEAD OF FROZEN? Sure can! I recommend adding about a cup of ice cubes and only adding as much water/milk as you *have* to if you go this route. (It should blend easier without frozen fruit, so you likely won’t need much water/milk–if any)
HOW TO FREEZE YOUR OWN FRUIT. If you want to freeze your own fruit, it’s easy! Wash the fruit thoroughly, peeling the peaches (if desired) and cutting the peaches into slices or cubes. Lay the fruit out on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat and place in the freezer for 30-60 minutes (until it’s no longer tacky to the touch), then transfer to an airtight freezer-safe bag and store in the freezer till you’re ready to use it! (It’ll take 1-2 hours to freeze solid.)
MY FAVORITE COLLAGEN. Collagen Peptides (or collagen hydrosolate) have many of the same nutritional benefits and gut-healing properties as the gelatin in bone broth. It’s virtually flavorless (I don’t care for most sweetened and flavored protein powders) and it’s easy to digest. I like that it’s well-sourced, and it helps balance out my smoothies. They’re high in the amino acids (protein building blocks) that benefit skin, hair, nails, hormones, and even joint health. My two brands of choice are Vital Proteins and Great Lakes.
VEGAN? I RECOMMEND CHIA OR HEMP SEEDS! If you’re vegan, collagen will not be a good choice for you. If you’d like to add a plant-based boost to your smoothies, my go-to is chia seeds or hemp seeds. 1-2 Tbsp will do!
NEED A BLENDER? I’ve been really happy with our Blendtec. It’s blended more than 1400 times (there’s a counter) over 6.5 years, and it’s still going strong!
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HELPFUL TOOLS + INGREDIENTS FOR THIS BLUEBERRY PEACH SMOOTHIE: