Long time no see, eh? Some of you know that I moved last month, and I’m finally getting settled into the new place. In between unpacking boxes and work, I’m a little behind on posting. But now that I have more space (and a “blog corner” right next to a big bright window!) I’m hoping to get back into the swing of blogging here very soon. Starting with this healthy peach & strawberry smoothie recipe.
I recently started a early morning kickboxing/strength training class, and one of the main points of focus is learning how to fuel your body with good proteins and carbs. I’m surely not going to go all nutritionist on you (because I’m far from one), but I will most likely be sharing more healthy recipes in the next few months. (I have a few posts that I did before starting the program that are more of a sweet treat, so you may see those pop in every now and then, too.) My goal is to come up with flavorful recipes that not only taste good, but are good for you.
Because we are not adding extra sugar to this smoothie, the sweetness comes from the light vanilla yogurt and the natural sweetness of the fruit. The riper the peach, the better this is going to taste. For the first batch I made I only used frozen fruits. Although it was okay, it wasn’t as sweet as I had hoped. Once I threw in a juicy ripe peach, it was perfect. This smoothie is a great alternative to those super sugary, calorie packed, $5 smoothies from the coffee shop.
Peaches and strawberries are my top two fruits, and I honestly think I could live off of them. When peach season rolls around, I take full advantage of it. There’s really nothing better than a fresh peach for breakfast.
Lunch. And maybe dinner.
Peach and Strawberry Smoothie
Because we are not adding extra sugar to this smoothie, the sweetness comes from the light vanilla yogurt and the natural sweetness of the fruit. The riper the peach, the better this is going to taste.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries whole
- 1 cup frozen peaches sliced
- 1 ripe peach sliced
- 1 cup milk I used 1%
- 1/2 cup orange juice I like pulp-free Simply Orange
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup light vanilla yogurt
In a large blender, blend all ingredients together on high speed until smooth. If needed, stop the blender every 10 seconds to stir the mixture.
Pour into glasses and serve.
* For an extra protein boost, add in one scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder. I recently starting using Creamy Vanilla Profit from It Works as my primary protein powder (it's made from natural ingredients, superfoods, and is non-GMO).
Do you have any favorite (tasty) smoothie recipes?
I’m always looking for new ones to try, and would love suggestions.