perfect peach smoothie

Perfect Peach Smoothie

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!

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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

perfect peach smoothie

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!

  • http://www.herethereeveryfare.com Colette

    Lovely pics and an inspiration for using all my frozen bananas
    @ColetteBardell

    • ellawoodward

      Thank you so much Colette! Hope you love it!

  • Susan

    Perfect timing. I bought peaches last week at the farmers market and was wondering how they would be in a smoothie. Sounds yummy!!

    • ellawoodward

      That’s awesome, I bet they are delicious peaches too! I hope you love your smoothie!

  • http://rawveganliving.blogspot.com Miliany Bonet

    YUM! This looks so delicious and dreamy!! Your blog is my favorite; so many great delicious, drooling recipes!! Your pictures are beautiful, Ella! I added your blog to my recommended blogs list on my resources tab.

    Have a beautiful, happy weekend!! :)

    XX

    • ellawoodward

      Thank you so much, I’m so happy that you love the look of this so much and that you are such a huge fan of the blog – it’s awesome that you added it to your recommended blogs too! Have a wonderful weekend! xx

  • http://fooddoodles.com Heidi @ Food Doodles

    What a pretty smoothie! Sounds delicious :D

    • ellawoodward

      Thank you so much, so glad that you love it! It’s really so delicious :)

  • Tea

    Hi Ella, what sort of bananas do you usually use? The ones i usually use blackens when it goes in the freezer. Yours looks like just after they are just peeled!

    • ellawoodward

      I just use regular organic bananas from the supermarket which I wait to get ripe (brown spots on the skin) then I peel them and slice them and freeze them like that – does that make sense?

  • Kate

    This looks amazing! Your website is my ABSOLUTE favorite food blog in the world. You’re so inspiring! :)

    • ellawoodward

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad that you are such a big fan of the blog too, it’s really incredible to hear that you find it inspiring :)

  • Louiseclara

    Hey, I just found your blog doing some research about healthy food blogs and there it is, the post I could have written just today! I love love love the combination of peach, frozen berries and banana. This is really nice – you have a new follower from Hamburg, Germany ! I’m really looking forward to loads of yummy and inspiring, healthy food! Good work! Big compliments! Also the Pics are lovely! Thanks for sharing!

    • ellawoodward

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad that you found the blog and that you love it so much! :)

  • http://www.detox.me Detox.Me

    This sounds amazing! especially in time for summer! Makes a nice refreshing change to the usual drinks out there! Do you have any suggestions for any health drinks that could be made quickly? Say before work or if your in a rush somewhere? Would be good to know!

    Thanks
    Laura

    • ellawoodward

      I’m so glad that you love the look of this! In terms of quick health drinks I would always say smoothies, they take 3 minutes to make and you can drink them on the go. Just throw a banana, some water/coconut water, some greens and maybe some berries into a blender and blend for a minute! So delicious and so easy :)

  • http://cassidycooks.wordpress.com Cassidy

    Oh my goodness! Thank you for posting this! It looks great. I loved how you talked about the different vitamins and the affects they have on the body. It reassures me that what I’m eating is truly good for me. <3

    • ellawoodward

      My pleasure, so glad that you love it! :)

  • http://www.saladandsequins.com Tamzin

    That really does look and sound like the perfect smoothie, frozen bananas are so good for making a thick delicious drink : )

    • ellawoodward

      Thank you! I couldn’t agree more, frozen bananas are the best!

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  • http://remedionaturalparaemagrecer.org/suplemento-para-emagrecer/goji-berry/ Juliana Bradley

    Wow, this looks delicious! Definitely going to have to try this before the weather gets any colder and I can’t buy good fruit anymore.