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Peach Vanilla Smoothie

peach smoothie

It’s summer in Minnesota and that means one thing: humidity!  It’s like a sauna out there.  There’s nothing like standing outside and feeling your hair frizz as the moments go by.  And then that feeling that all your clothes are slightly damp…if it’s going to be humid I could at least be somewhere tropical with beautiful beaches, you know?  😉

The 4th has come and gone and my cat Pie actually did pretty well with the fireworks.  It seems to be strictly thunderstorms that she doesn’t like.  The other night I was reading while it rained and there wasn’t really any thunder at all.  Suddenly out of nowhere was a loud crack.  My teeth slammed together I was so startled.  I really wasn’t expecting that.  And Pie?  Straight to the basement like a shot.  Poor gal.

Since it’s so hot and stormy out I need something cool and refreshing.  And this smoothie really fits the bill.  And the best part? Even though it has a milkshake-like consistency, there’s no ice cream to be found here.  And after all the junk I ate on the 4th, that’s probably a good thing.  Let’s just say: bars.  Many, many bars were consumed.  😋

peach smoothie

This recipe is also vegan!  Yay!  I love eating vegan, but if that’s not your thang, never fear.  You can substitute 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt for the the whole banana.  Just remember to still add the extra half banana in there.  Your smoothie will then have a less thick, more traditional consistency.  But no less delicious.

Smoothies like this are made for the summer.  I love having fresh, seasonal peaches to toss in here.  I have a sweet tooth for pies and cakes that does NOT quit, but there is something about having a good ol’ peach just like this, fresh and not messed with.

This smoothie is awesome for breakfast because you have all that fruit working for you, but your mind thinks you’re having a milkshake.  And ice cream for breakfast is the dream we’re all striving toward, right?  😀

peach smoothie

(From How to Cook Everything: The Basics by Mark Bittman)

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Peach Vanilla Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ frozen bananas
  • ½ orange juice, or more, as needed to reach your desired consistency
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped peaches
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients to your food processor or high-powered blender, and blend until smooth. If it seems too thick, add a little more orange juice.

 

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  • Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop July 9, 2016, 7:42 am

    I’ve never been in a place with high humidity but if I need to cool off, I’m making this smoothie! Love the peaches in here…..it sounds so yummy!

    • Amanda July 13, 2016, 12:33 pm

      Boy do I envy you! I would love to live somewhere humidity-free. Thanks!

  • Kate @ Framed Cooks July 11, 2016, 5:18 am

    Ah, peaches – they are just plain summertime to me. This smoothie looks like a perfect way to kick off peach season! Stay cool!

    • Amanda July 13, 2016, 12:33 pm

      Thanks, Kate. There’s another big peach sale this week too. I love this time of year! 🙂

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice July 11, 2016, 5:35 am

    It’s been hot and humid too, so I’ve been craving all of the cold treats that I can get my hands on. This smoothie sounds fantastic! I love the peaches in here. One of my favorite fruits. What a great treat for the summer!

    • Amanda July 13, 2016, 12:35 pm

      Thanks, Gayle. Summer peaches and fall orchard apples are pretty much my happy place!

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary July 11, 2016, 9:28 am

    Yay to peach twinning! Seriously I have been consuming ALL the peaches, so I need to add this fabulous smoothie to my line up! Love the vanilla and peach combo! Cheers!

    • Amanda July 13, 2016, 12:37 pm

      Thanks Cheyanne! I can’t eat peaches fast enough this year. And I’ve eaten a LOT! I think I might have to start canning them or turning them into jelly.

  • Rachel @ Bakerita July 11, 2016, 9:29 am

    I have SO many peaches right now, and this smoothie is calling to me! I’m definitely trying this soon – I want it now :D!

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes July 11, 2016, 10:06 am

    I go crazy for smoothies in the summertime. There’s nothing quite like a fresh fruit smoothie to cool you down!

    • Amanda July 13, 2016, 12:38 pm

      Thanks, Eva! I totally agree. I love the freshness of smoothies!

  • Annie @ The Garlic Diaries July 11, 2016, 11:05 am

    This smoothie looks SO wonderful! I don’t know what it is about summer, but basically all I want is peaches all the time…sssoooo YES to this. I love that it’s peach and vanilla – that reminds me of peach cobbler :). Love!

    • Amanda July 13, 2016, 12:39 pm

      Thanks, Annie! Peaches and watermelon are the two fruits I could pretty much live on during the summer. And now you’re making me crave peach cobbler…and that’s never a bad thing! 🙂

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen July 11, 2016, 12:10 pm

    Groceries are filled with fresh peaches and I simply can’t get enough for peach recipes. Vanilla and peach is the best combo ever, and this smoothie sounds awesome and looks wonderful, Amanda.

    • Amanda July 13, 2016, 12:39 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m loving all the fresh peaches in the store too. I can’t eat them fast enough!

  • Manali@CookWithManali July 11, 2016, 7:06 pm

    sounds like the perfect refreshing drink for hot days!

    • Amanda July 13, 2016, 12:40 pm

      Thanks so much, Manali!

  • Mir July 12, 2016, 4:18 am

    The humidity is a lot worse than heat…I don’t know anyone who likes being hot AND sticky!
    Peaches are the ultimate summer fruit, so this looks so refreshing. Want one now!

    • Amanda July 13, 2016, 12:41 pm

      Thanks, Mir! It’s sad when it’s humid so often that on the days it’s not the air feels weird to you. Haha.

  • Megan - The Emotional Baker July 12, 2016, 4:38 am

    I love peach smoothies!! On the other hand, I hate humidity. In previous summers I’ve tried to fight it, by spending way too much time hoping for frizz free hair. This year I’m just like – oh, well – & throwing a headband on. That just means more time to make and drink delicious smoothies 😉

    • Amanda July 13, 2016, 12:42 pm

      I’m totally with you, Megan! It’s just a joke for me to even try to curl or straighten my hair. And that frizz control shampoo does NOTHING! Haha. Thanks!

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