Pineapple Peach Perfection Smoothie – This pineapple peach smoothie strikes the perfect balance between sweet and tart, and the secret protein boost makes it a perfect breakfast or snack. It’s the green smoothie even your kids will love! (Paleo or Vegan)
And we had popcorn and ice cream for dinner.
It was the BEST tradition! We looked forward to it every week and as a mom myself, I can really appreciate how nice it is to take a night off every once in a while.
In the last year or two, I’ve done my own version. We call Sunday our “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 pasta with marinara) or provide a lot of nutritional balance (polenta, rice, and roasted sweet potatoes). So, instead of ice cream, 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 this Pineapple Peach Smoothie:
Let’s talk protein. Collagen is my go-to protein for this smoothie. It’s dairy free, flavorless, and really easily digestible. However, it isn’t suitable for vegans…
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.
Have Leftovers? This makes AWESOME popsicles. We pour leftover smoothie into a popsicle mold (this is our favorite) and freeze for about 3 hours. Boom. Perfect, refreshing, healthy snack!
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Recipe & post updated May 2018. Originally posted Aug 2016.