Peach Mango Bliss – A bright, sunny smoothie to sip! This delicious peach mango smoothie is bursting with flavor. (Paleo & Vegan)
Recipe, photos, and post updated from the archives Aug 2017. Originally posted Mar 2012.
Every 2-3 months, I spend a week or two trying to get creative in using up what is in my pantry. It really helps me use what I have, instead of discovering 6 month old chili that has a lovely layer of freezer burn on top, or half a bag of frozen fruit that is no longer edible.
It’s one of those little tricks that has a lot of benefits–I use what I have, I save money by not buying more until I’ve used what I have, and I get to enjoy food that’s quick and easy!
Smoothies are one of my go-tos, since we ALWAYS have frozen fruit in the freezer. Especially during these dog days of summer when it’s just. so. hot. I’m always grateful for something cool and tropical to sip.
This peach mango smoothie is one of my forever favorites. Here’s why…
Why This Peach Mango Smoothie Recipe is Awesome:
For one thing, it’s basically like drinking liquid sunshine. The sunny color and light tropical flavors make this peach mango smoothie close-your-eyes good and SO refreshing whether you’re starting your day or using it for an afternoon pick-me-up.
I also love that it’s about as flexible as it gets. Have a few handfuls of greens in the fridge? Toss them in! Want to stir in some chia seeds or collagen for some healthy fats or protein? Go for it. You can even swap out the banana for some strawberries, papaya, or pineapple to give it a slightly different flavor.
Simply put, this peach mango smoothie is like a flavor vacation. That’s why it’s got “bliss” in the title! Now, if it could also bring me a hammock and ocean breezes…
NOTES ON THIS PEACH MANGO BLISS SMOOTHIE:
A Note on Blenders. My blender (named Beyonce) is like the 5th member of my family. We’ve used it over 1100 times (there’s a blend counter), and she’s still going strong. If you’re ever in the market, I highly recommend these ones.
Go for Greens! This peach mango bliss smoothie is really good for adding greens. The sweet peaches and mangos are awesome with spinach or kale. Even my picky kids will drink them this way. (Especially if I call it a Shrek shake or Jedi Juice!)
Add Some Protein or Healthy Fats! This smoothie absolutely plays well with others, so I often play with the mix-ins. Some of my favorites are 1-2 Tbsp of chia seeds or a scoop of collagen protein. Collagen is flavorless and odorless and is a great easily digestible source of protein that we really like. This one and this one are our two favorite brands. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, you’ll want to stick with chia seeds or this unflavored vegan protein/fiber blend.
Not a banana fan? No worries. Try subbing in additional peach or mango, or swap in something else–papaya, pineapple, passionfruit, or strawberries are all fantastic!
Get Creative. You can also get creative by adding a splash of coconut milk for some richness, or a squeeze of lime juice to brighten it up even more!