Perfect Peach Smoothie

I love summer fruit, it’s just the best! And since I’m such a smoothie addict, my favourite way to enjoy it is to blend it into a deliciously smooth, sweet drink. Pretty much all fruit tastes delicious blended together, but there is something extra special about the combination of banana, peach and strawberry – it’s seriously perfect and so wonderfully refreshing. The banana makes it so creamy, while the strawberries and peaches make it so insanely soft and sweet. I love freezing my bananas and strawberries for an hour or so before I make it so that it comes out extra specially creamy and I can eat it with a spoon, like slightly melted ice cream! I then top it with some homemade granola, fresh berries, pumpkin seeds and dried figs and wow, it’s insane. A perfect breakfast, afternoon snack or even dessert. It’s so sweet too that it doesn’t even taste a little bit healthy, but don’t worry it will be doing wonders for your body.

I’m sure you all know how awesome strawberries and bananas are, but how much do you know about peaches? Well let me tell you, peaches are awesome health-wise as they are absolutely filled with vitamin A, which is essential for strengthening your immune system, promoting healthy eyes and clear beautiful skin; as well as lots of vitamin C, which we all know is vital for boosting your levels of antioxidants and protecting you from illness. Of course they also have countless other benefits, including dosing you up on all-important fibre which keeps your digestive system working happily, regulates your cholesterol levels and keeps you full for ages as the more fibre something has the slower it will be released into your body – so peach smoothies really are the perfect snack fix!

Serves 2

- 2 frozen ripe bananas

- 2 peaches

- a dozen strawberries

- 1 cup of almond milk

- a few ice cubes (optional)

Optional – a tablespoon each of ground flaxseeds and chia seeds

Simply peel the bananas and cut them into slices, placing the slices into the freezer for at least two hours (I normally freeze mine overnight.) Once you’re ready to make your smoothie cut the tops of the strawberries (these can be frozen too for an hour or so before making too, but be sure to cut the top off before freezing.) Then cut the peach to remove the stone – keep the skin on though. Place all the fruit in a blender with the almond milk and ice and blend until smooth, depending on how runny you like it you might like to add more liquid, either more almond milk or a little water. Then sip and love!

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  • Katherine Hill Winters

    We just made these this morning with our farmer’s market peaches. I conveniently already had frozen bananas and strawberries at the ready! Delicious! Thanks for posting this. I was inspired for something healthy for this rainy morning. 9 months prego mama and preschooler approved!

  • Katie Sparrow

    Hi Ella! I was wondering which of your smoothies would be OK to be made the night before, kept in the fridge, and then eaten for breakfast? Are they OK to just be kept in a glass in the fridge? Thank you! p.s. I LOVE your blog!

  • ellawoodward

    Yes, that would be fine – just keep it in an airtight bottle and give it a shake in the morning x

    • Katie Sparrow

      Hi Ella,

      I normally keep your smoothies overnight in the fridge in a mason jar, however, I was wondering whether you could recommend any containers that aren’t glass to carry smoothies in during the day? Flasks don’t really do the job as the mouth piece is too small for thick smoothies! But I want something that doesn’t spill, but also that isn’t glass so can’t break in my bag. What do you use to transport smoothies during the day? x

  • cathy

    can you freeze smoothies for later

  • cathy

    can you freeze smothies using fresh pesches

  • ellawoodward

    Yes that should be fine but they are much nicer fresh!

  • http://lovealwayserica.tumblr.com lovealwayserica

    Hi Ella,

    I know this is kind of a weird question, and I know I bombard you with weird questions and I apologize, but I just wanted to ask. All of my favourite fruits are constantly used in your recipes, smoothies, etc. – but I’ve noticed a lack of many fruits. Grapes, persimmons, plums, etc etc. Do you think these work well in smoothies as well? I’ve tried making smoothies with banana and red grapes and it came out BEAUTIFULLY. Just wondering if you ever experiments with other fruits, basically.

    ❤️

  • ellawoodward

    Hey Erica :) no of course that’s a legitimate question – I don’t put grapes in smoothies as much as other fruits simply because they’re not as nutritionally dense and I just tend to mostly cook with the fruits which I love the taste of – but that the great thing about the recipes, and especially smoothies, you can use it as a guide to add things you have in the fridge or whatever so I’m so glad you’re adding different things! Plums are gorgeous in porridge or crumbles! x

  • ellawoodward

    Hi Katie, if I make a smoothie and take it out with me, I usually just put it in a mason jar with a straw. However I tend to make my smoothies for breakfast so I have them at home. Have a lovely day x