A Banana Peach Smoothie is one of our favorite breakfast, lunch or snack time smoothies. They are simple to make in any blender and make a refreshing and healthy beverage.
Like all fruit smoothies we love this Banana Peach Smoothie for breakfast, lunch and snack time. It's a refreshing way to stay energized and hydrated. And to keep snack time wholesome and healthy!
You can make this recipe with or without dairy. We love using almond milk, oat milk, and even coconut water when making smoothies. Each gives it a slightly different taste and texture, so whatever we're in the mood for (or have on hand) is what we go with.
You can make smoothies as thin or as thick and creamy as you'd like. I talk about the basic recipe for making delicious customizable fruit smoothies in my mango strawberry banana smoothie post, so make sure to check that out too. Especially if you'd like to add other fruits or liquids to this recipe.
Why We Love Smoothies
- No added refined sugars!
- Our smoothies contain just 3-5 nutritious ingredients.
- Smoothies are a fantastic way to get picky kids to eat their fruit and to get their servings of vitamins and minerals each day.
- It's easy for kids to help with, whether it's pouring ingredients into the blender or pushing the buttons to start it.
- You can make it with or without dairy ingredients.
This banana peach smoothie uses 4 simple ingredients:
- Peaches, fresh, frozen, or canned
If you'd like to garnish your smoothie, fresh mint leaves and/or whipped cream taste delicious.
Yes! This smoothie is gluten-free and vegetarian. It can easily be made vegan by using coconut or almond milk yogurt and a plant-based milk.
You can use peeled or peaches with their skin if using fresh peaches. HIgh powered blenders will blend the skins into the liquid so well you won't even notice a different. There is a lot of nutrients and flavor in the skin, so I say keep them on!
Smoothies are great with both milk and water depending on the type you use. I don't suggest using plain water for fresh fruit smoothies as it won't add any flavor or nutritional benefits. We love our smoothies with organic coconut water. Smoothies made with milk are great too, but milk will add calories and fat depending on which milk you use. For a low fat smoothie, use skim milk or reduced fat milks. Plant based milks are a good alternative.
Making a banana peach smoothie is quick and easy. We make all of our smoothies in our Instant Ace Blender, which has a special "smoothie" setting. But any blender works!
STEP 1: Add all ingredients to the blender, in the order your blender suggests. If using the Instant Ace Blender, add the milk first, then yogurt, then peaches and bananas.
STEP 2: Blend on high speed for 60-90 seconds, or until fruit has been completely blended and is smooth. For the Instant Ace Blender choose the "smoothie" option. This will take 90 seconds.
Pour, garnish with fresh mint leaves, whipped cream or maraschino cherries if desired, and enjoy!
Banana Peach Smoothie Variations
- Make it thinner: use a little more liquid.
- Make it thicker: use a little more fruit and a little less liquid. A tablespoon of chia seeds or protein powder will also thicken it a bit. Smoothies made with Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt will also be thicker.
- Non-dairy: use coconut water and dairy-free yogurt.
- Flavoring: give it a hint of vanilla flavor by using a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract, vanilla protein powder or vanilla almond milk.
Smoothie Making Tips
- Use fruits that blend easily and well, like strawberry, mango, peach, banana, pineapple and coconut. Fruits like raspberry and blueberry make good smoothies too but their skins and seeds can leave you with a more textured smoothie (which is totally fine if you don't mind!).
- Use milk or non-dairy milks for a thicker, creamier smoothie, and flavored waters for a thinner smoothie.
- If your blender doesn't have a smoothie setting, use a high speed pulsing action. When you stop blending for a few seconds, the ingredients fall down to the blade. Doing this a few times ensures that all ingredients get fully blended, leaving you with a nice smooth drink!
- Fresh fruit, frozen fruit and canned fruit all work well in smoothies. You may need to adjust the amount of liquid though, depending on how thin or thick you like your smoothies. Frozen fruit makes a thicker more frothy smoothie while fresh and canned fruit tends to yield a smoothie with a thinner consistency. Play with the recipe until you get the consistency how you prefer.
Banana Peach Smoothie
- ¾ cup milk, dairy or non-dairy
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 2 cups peaches, fresh, frozen, or canned *see notes
- 2 bananas, peeled
- Add all ingredients to the blender in the order your blender suggests. If using the Instant Ace Blender, add the milk first, then yogurt, then peaches and bananas.
- Blend on high speed for 60-90 seconds, or until fruit has been completely blended and is smooth. If using an Instant Ace Blender, choose the "smoothie" option. This will take 90 seconds.
- Pour into glasses and serve, with garnish if desired.