This blueberry peach smoothie is loaded with natural color, sweetness, and nutrition.
They’ve been on repeat over and over lately!
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 Milo was shouting “SHMOOOFIE!” so I grabbed the bag and got to work.
It’s been awesome every time.
The other beauty is that if you’re using frozen fruit, it’s an easy way to enjoy these fresh, happy flavors all year long. I love to freeze my own fruit during the summer when it’s at it’s best (see the notes below for how I do that).
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When all is said and done, I love having a beautiful, balanced smoothie like this in a beautiful cup to start my day or boost my afternoon!
NOTES ON THE RECIPE
Freeze your own! Whenever possible, I highly (HIGHLY!) recommend freezing your own peaches. I find the flavor is so much better than just about anything I can find in the freezer section, and if you buy peaches in the summer at their peak, they’ll be less expensive as well.
To freeze them, I wash them, sliced them, place them on a pan or plate lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, then freeze them for 1-2 hours until firm, then transfer them to a zip-top freezer bag. They’ll keep well for at least 3 months, but much longer if stored well. The same method works for blueberries.
Fresh or Frozen. You can make this smoothie with fresh or frozen fruit. If I do fresh fruit, I like to add about 1 cup of ice for a nice frosty texture.
Change it up. Depending on how sweet your other ingredients are, you may prefer to add 1 Tbsp of honey to the mixture. I also sometimes add a squeeze of lime juice to change things up.
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- 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 1/2 cups frozen peaches
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2-1 cup water
- optional: 2 Tbsp collagen peptides or chia seeds
- Place all ingredients in the blender and puree until completely smooth. Serve immediately!