This Banana Peach Smoothie is a great way to front-load your day with produce and nutrition. Featuring a mix of frozen fruit, greens, nut butter, and seeds, it's equal parts refreshing and filling.
This post is in partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market and Silk. I have been compensated for my time commitment, however all opinions are my own.
Why You'll Love this Banana Peach Smoothie:
Smoothies are an incredibly easy (and delicious!) way to sneak in more servings of fruits and vegetables. They're also highly customizable, so you can switch up the flavor profile to satisfy all your seasonal cravings.
During peak winter months, I love a sweet, sunshine-y smoothie like this banana peach one to perk up my day. It offers the perfect balance of richness from peanut butter, creaminess from Silk® OAT YEAH™® oatmilk, and natural sweetness from frozen fruit.
It's also made in less than 5 minutes, which is the sort of fuss-free breakfast I need most days. Just toss everything in a blender, sip, and stay well-fueled to tackle every morning task.
Recipe Ingredients and Substitutions:
- Frozen Peaches: Since most frozen fruit is picked and frozen at peak ripeness, you can guarantee it delivers maximum flavor and nutrition. I especially love that frozen peaches come peeled and sliced.
- Banana: Frozen banana is the secret weapon to making smoothies similar in texture to a milkshake. Plus, they add natural sweetness and lots of heart-healthy potassium and immune-supportive vitamin C.
- Spinach: Adding a handful of spinach to a smoothie is one of the easiest ways to help hit your daily veggie quota. Plus, the sweetness of the peaches and banana mutes the earthy flavor of the greens. Tender, mild-flavored greens such as baby spinach work best.
- Silk® OAT YEAH™® oatmilk: With 43% less sugar than the leading oatmilk brand, Silk OAT YEAH helps give this smoothie its ultra creamy character. Plus, it’s fortified to be an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, plus B12 and riboflavin. In addition, it’s free of carrageenan, egg, MSG, and any artificial colors or flavors, plus verified by the Non-GMO Project’s product verification program.
- Hemp Seeds: These tiny yet mighty seeds are a great source of plant-based protein and omega-3 fatty seeds. Alternatively, you can use chia or flax seeds.
- Peanut Butter: To give the smoothie more staying power, I always add 1 to 2 tablespoons of nut butter. I love the nutty richness (and protein punch!) of peanut butter, however you can also use almond or cashew butter.
- Optional Add-Ins: This smoothie has some protein from the hemp seed and peanut butter. However, if you want to add protein powder or collagen for a post-workout recovery, add 1 scoop of your preferred powder (I suggest vanilla to complement the peach flavor). Another option is 1 tsp. matcha powder, which will deliver a jolt of caffeine without the jittery side effects.
How to Make:
A lot of people give smoothies a short blend at full power, but that doesn't give the best results. I suggest starting at low speed and gradually increasing power, which lets the blades more efficiently break down the ingredients.
- Combine all ingredients in a high power blender and start blender at lowest setting. Gradually increase to one-third power for 20 seconds, and gradually up to full power. Blend until completely smooth and creamy. ENJOY!
FAQs and Expert Tips:
What is the Best Liquid to Use in a Smoothie?
I love using a plant-based milk for smoothies. I find their neutral taste and creamy consistency to be the perfect match for blending each unique batch.
My personal go-to is Silk® OAT YEAH™® oatmilk, which is available in plain or vanilla. (I suggest the vanilla for this smoothie, which is a lovely complement to the peaches.)
This may come as a surprise, but you can actually store a smoothie after it's been blended. This is a great option if you choose to double the batch and enjoy the smoothie two days in a row.
- To Store: Refrigerate smoothie in an airtight jar (such as a mason jar) or storage container for up to 1 day.
- To Freeze: Freeze smoothies in freezer-safe jars for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
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More Smoothie Recipes to Try:
Red Velvet Protein Smoothie
Banana Peach Smoothie
- High Power Blender
- 1 small (or ½ large) frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen peach slices
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
- 1 cup Silk® OAT YEAH™® oatmilk
- 2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
- 1 Tbsp. salted peanut butter
- ½-1 tsp. matcha green tea powder (optional)
- 1 scoop plant-based protein powder (vanilla) or collagen powder (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a high power blender and start blender at lowest setting. Gradually increase to one-third power for 20 seconds, and gradually up to full power. Blend until completely smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and enjoy!