Pineapple Peach Perfection – This pineapple peach smoothie is bursting with flavor, and the secret protein boost makes it a perfect breakfast or snack.
In the last year or two, I’ve done my own version. We deem Sunday leftover night and we clean out the fridge. It’s a hodgepodge mixture of different meals from the week, so sometimes that means that what’s left doesn’t really go together (teriyaki stir fry and spaghetti marinara) or provide a lot of nutritional balance (polenta, rice, and roasted sweet potatoes). So, I supplement Sunday dinner with smoothies.
There’s brightness, sweetness, a little bit of tartness, and a little extra nutrient boost from the spinach and collagen peptides. It’s also not as BRIGHT GREEN if you’ve got little ones who are still suspicious of green things (like Sophie is). It’s another great smoothie to add to your arsenal for breakfast and snack.
Or, you can add a side of popcorn and call it Sunday dinner. I won’t judge.
Notes on the Recipes:
What are collagen peptides? I recently shared about them in this post, but in short, they’re easily digestible proteins that work similarly to those in bone broth. They benefit hair, skin, nails, and hormone function, among other things. I use it like a flavorless protein powder to add to hot or cold drinks. My two favorite brands are this one and this one. (collagen hydrosolate is synonymous with collagen peptides)
But I’m vegan/vegetarian. No problem. Chia or hemp seeds are my go-to plant protein boost. Besides their healthy fats, 2 Tbsp of chia seeds have 4g of protein and 11g fiber. 2 Tbsp of hemp seeds have 9g of protein and 2g of fiber.
Frozen or Fresh? You can use frozen or fresh fruit (or a combination) for this smoothie. If I’m using all fresh fruit, I like to add 1 cup of ice for a frosty finish.
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- 1½ cups pineapple (I like frozen)
- 1½ cups peaches (I like frozen)
- 1 cup baby spinach (you can also use kale)
- ¾ cup orange juice
- ¾ cup water
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth, adding more water or orange juice as necessary.