When Rachel and I came up with this idea for Peach Week we immediately thought of a smoothie. It is perfect for a quick breakfast (just add a little bit of oatmeal), a quick mid day pick me up or an after school snack. The problem was neither one of us had a peach smoothie recipe.
So the test kitchen came out. And the wheels started turning. One of the good things about peaches is they are soooo juicy (if you have good ones like Rachel mentioned in her post about the best place to get peaches in Utah or my post about best place to get peaches in Arizona) you don’t need to add a lot of extra liquid to the smoothie. The downside to peaches is their flavor can very easily get overpowered by other ingredients in the mix. For this we wanted a strong peach flavor (Hello–it is Peach Week…the focus should be peaches right).
I started really simple and actually this recipe was the favorite out of the three variations I tried.
If you want this for breakfast try adding 1/4 cup oatmeal to the mix. It makes it more filling but also adds a lot of nutrients.
Raspberries and Peaches go well together (at least in my head) and so I tried the base recipe but added raspberries. I added way too many at first and you couldn’t taste the peaches at all. So I cut way back. I added 6-10 raspberries to be exact and it worked great!
I had my 3 year old boys test it out and was asking them what they thought. Mister C responded with a nice “peachstache” and “YUMM” and Boss Man responded with a finger on the chin as if he was thinking how to put it and then said “Well, it is pretty good……..long pause…..but Ice cream would make it better!” Spoken like a true kid. Ice Cream makes everything better. So if you are daring, try it with a bit of Ice cream instead of the yogurt and you will have yourself a nice dessert!
A note about Chia Seeds. If you haven’t tried using these, you really should. Its my favorite way to sneak protein, fiber and antioxidants into dishes (especially smoothies). You only need a small serving (1 to 2 TBS). I use them in smoothies, sprinkled on your oatmeal or cold cereal, in chia seed pudding…pretty much anything. They have little flavor, a little crunch and a whole lot of goodness.
- 3 ripe peaches
- ½ cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- ⅓ cup plain greek yogurt
- 1-2 tsp honey (optional depending on how sweet your peaches are)
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 cup ice
- Blend peaches, raspberries, yogurt, ice and honey together. Pulse in chia seeds