Healthy Peach Smoothie Recipe

Who ever said you couldn't find a treat that's absolutely delicious yet still surprisingly healthy? Not chef and recipe developer Ting Dalton of Cook Simply, to be sure. That's because the words "delicious" and "healthy" are both perfectly well-suited to this peach smoothie recipe she has put together. Oh, and one more word that works well here? Easy. In fact, in Dalton's words, it's: "Really simple!" She adds that: "The hardest part is peeling and chopping the peaches." And you can handle that.

Whether you make this satisfying and filling smoothie a part of your breakfast, a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack, or even an on-the-go meal replacement, you can't go wrong. It's also a great vehicle for getting some good stuff into the bodies of the pickier eaters in your orbit, Dalton explains, saying, "My kids love smoothies, and this is a great way for them to get some peachy goodness as well as the banana, plus the calcium from the yogurt. Almond milk also has lots of calcium and is high in vitamins."

So here's a treat for the whole family — and one that takes mere minutes to make.

Gather your ingredients

It does not take much to make a great smoothie that's tasty and healthy. In fact, all you need are six ingredients for this one, and they are unsweetened almond milk, some Greek yogurt, four ripe peaches, peeled and chopped, one ripe banana, a tablespoon of honey (plus more to taste, if you like things sweet), and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

"If you don't have almond milk, you can use any other type of milk," Dalton says. She also adds that "Fresh peaches can also be substituted with tinned or frozen peaches," just know you may want to scale back on or even omit the honey if the canned or frozen fruit you use is sweetened.

Blend everything together, then serve and enjoy

If you have not already done so, go ahead and peel the banana and peel and chop the peaches. Now, put all of the ingredients into a blender, starting with the almond milk and yogurt, adding everything else on top. Then, blend until your smoothie is smooth.

Next, take a taste and add additional honey if you'd like the smoothie to be sweeter. If you want your smoothie to be ice cold and thicker, blend in some ice cubes. Now, serve it in a pair of glasses and enjoy — your work is done here!

The health benefits of peaches

You know bananas are a good source of potassium and fiber, you know Greek yogurt is loaded with protein, and you know that almond milk delivers lots of vitamins. But when it comes to nutrition, what's the deal with peaches? Well, quite a big deal, as it turns out. According to Healthline, one medium-sized peach offers 17% of your daily needed Vitamin C, 10% of your daily Vitamin A, and 8% of your needed potassium.

Peaches also pack in a bit of iron and a decent dose of copper, and they are loaded with beneficial antioxidants. They're good for your skin too. Plus, there's the fact that they taste great. What's not to love?

Healthy Peach Smoothie Recipe
4.9 from 15 ratings
Whether you make this satisfying and filling smoothie a part of your breakfast or a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack, you can't go wrong.
Prep Time
2
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
2
servings
a peach smoothie
Total time: 2 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 4 peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Optional Ingredients
  • Ice cubes
Directions
  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender, starting with the almond milk and yogurt.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Taste and add additional honey if you'd like the smoothie to be sweeter. If you'd like the smoothie to be ice-cold and thicker, blend in some ice cubes.
  4. Serve in glasses and enjoy.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 308
Total Fat 7.4 g
Saturated Fat 3.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 9.6 mg
Total Carbohydrates 56.5 g
Dietary Fiber 7.5 g
Total Sugars 44.0 g
Sodium 205.2 mg
Protein 10.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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