This Strawberry Peach Smoothie is the perfect drink for the summer. It's creamy without any banana and so refreshing! Serve it as a light snack or add protein to make it into a meal.
Why This Recipe Works
- Simple and versatile - This smoothie takes only a few minutes to make and you can easily make it your own! Add greens, protein, more fruit, avocado, or yogurt - the options are endless!
- No banana - The majority of smoothie recipes include banana and you can always taste it. I decided to leave it out of this one so that the strawberries and peaches can really shine. Using frozen fruit really helps to make the smoothie creamy without the use of banana, avocado, or sweet potato.
- Refreshing - This smoothie is the perfect drink for the summer. You can add protein and make it into a meal or divide it between smaller glasses and serve it as a refreshing light summer dessert.
- Frozen strawberries - I highly recommend using frozen fruit in this smoothie, not fresh. It makes the smoothie cold without ice and creamy without any bananas. Frozen fruit will help thicken the smoothie too.
- Frozen mango - This is a staple in many tropical smoothies and goes really well with strawberries.
- Coconut milk - I recommend using the one from a carton, not a can. It's lighter and blends into the smoothie better. If you only have canned, use half the amount and add water.
- Orange juice - Use freshly squeezed orange juice whenever possible, it makes a huge difference compared to store-bought. This is also optional, you can just use water or more milk if you don't have oranges on hand.
- Protein powder - Plain or vanilla protein powders are the best in this smoothie. It's best to add something that doesn't have too much flavor and won't overpower the fruits.
- Vanilla extract - This is optional but vanilla really enhances all the flavors in this smoothie and adds that little somethin' to it. You can use an extract, paste, or fresh vanilla bean seeds for even more flavor.
Variations and Add-Ons
You can keep this smoothie simple as it is, or add more to it to either make it more filling or add more nutrients. Here are a few of my favorite add-ons.
- Yogurt - This is a classic in smoothies. I like using Greek yogurt because of how creamy it is. It's a great alternative to add if you don't have any coconut milk and want the smoothie to be creamier. It also gives you some additional protein. Use vegan yogurt if needed.
- Hemp seeds (hemp hearts) - I like using hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds) in my smoothies instead of protein powder sometimes because they add a ton of protein, healthy fats, and a nice nutty flavor. You can also add flax seeds or brazil nuts for more healthy fats and protein.
- Green powder - This is the perfect smoothie to add some green powder to or just some simple greens like kale or spinach. You can use any green powder you like most! I like using Dragon Herbs' Tonic Alchemy, especially in this smoothie because it tastes like peach green tea!
- Camu camu powder - This superfood powder is listed as one of the ingredients in the recipe card but totally optional. Camu camu are berries that are dried and ground into a powder that can be added to any drink or food. It has a tart flavor and a high amount of vitamin C. I usually add it to every smoothie I make to up the vitamin C, it doesn't add any strong taste.
Making smoothies is pretty straightforward. All you need to do is throw everything into a blender and blend until smooth! The biggest tip I would give is to add all your liquids into the blender first before the frozen fruit. This will help everything blend easier, especially if your blender isn't super strong.
Depending on the strength and speed of your blender, the blending time will vary but with a high-speed blender, I usually blend my smoothies for about 30 seconds or more. You don't want the blender to run for too long and risk your smoothie getting warm but if you run it for slightly longer than you'd think you should, it will be much smoother instead of a slushy texture.
Serving and Storing
This smoothie, like any other smoothie, is best served right away. If you need to store it, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 1 day. The less air in the container the fresher the smoothie will stay. I usually fill up a mason jar to the top and drink the rest if I need to store some of it for a few hours.
If you add protein powder and green powder (or fresh greens) this can definitely be a meal. I wouldn't recommend living off of smoothies alone though. You need solid food too but some days I want a light breakfast or lunch and a smoothie like this is the perfect option for that.
I recommend making this and any other smoothies right before serving. They just won't taste as good after they've been stored. If you need to store any leftovers, add them to a properly sized (not too big) glass container and store them in the fridge for a few hours or up to 1 day.
More Refreshing Smoothie Recipes
Smoothies are such a quick and easy snack or breakfast and there are so many possible variations, it's always fun to try new ones. Here are four of my current favorites but if you'd like to see the latest ones, check out the Smoothies & Juices category where you'll find all of them and some fresh juices too!
This Strawberry Peach Smoothie is really simple to make and perfect for the summer! Keep it simple with just fruit and protein powder or add some greens or a green powder for extra nutrients.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen peaches
- 1 cup coconut milk (from a carton not a can, or other milk of choice)
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (or water)
- 1 serving of protein powder (I like using plain or vanilla protein powder)
- ¼-½ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- ½ tsp camu camu powder (optional, high in vitamin C)
- Pinch cinnamon
- Add everything to a high-speed blender and blend on high until completely smooth. If you let the blender run for longer, the smoothie will turn completely smooth, instead of a slushy-like texture, which is what I prefer.
- Serve garnished with a strawberry if desired and enjoy!
I like to drink my smoothies through a wide glass straw to pace myself and take longer to drink them. Smoothies are really easy to drink quickly but it’s always good to take your time because you’d never eat all that fruit as quickly if you had to chew it.
The smoothie can be kept in in the fridge in an airtight container for 1 day.
Nutritional information is only an estimate and was counted without any protein powder as they're all different and have different nutritional value.
This recipe yields 1 serving if served as a meal or up to 4 as a light snack.
Keywords: strawberry, peach smoothie, breakfast