This peach banana smoothie is creamy, easy to make, and tastes like summer. Fresh peaches, frozen banana, and yogurt make a refreshing and satisfying smoothie. With almost 20 grams of protein, it's great for breakfast or a filling snack.
This peach banana smoothie is a great recipe for using all those fresh peaches showing up at the grocery store. There is just something about this seasonal fruit that just screams summer, lazy days, and sunshine. Get this gem blended up and just taste the refreshing flavors of summer.
When peach season strikes, I'm all things peaches. Juicy peaches are perfect for smoothies, snacking, baking, and dessert. I love making my peaches and cream overnight oats and gluten-free peach and blueberry crisp. I highly recommend trying both 😍
What to Love
- EASY - 5 ingredients and 5 minutes is all you need to make this peach banana smoothie.
- DIETARY NEEDS - Gluten free, Paleo/Whole30 friendly, can be made dairy free/vegan, and as always clean eating.
- CUSTOMIZABLE - This smoothie is flavor packed and satisfying as is, but there are lots of options for adding in more protein, veggies, and nutrients.
- KID FRIENDLY - The sweetness of the peaches and banana and the creaminess from the Greek yogurt create a taste and texture kids adore (it's sort of like a milkshake)!
- HEALTHY - This smoothie is made of slow carbs (peaches), roughly 20g of protein (yogurt and hemp seeds), and healthy fats (hemp seeds). Making this a well-rounded healthy drink!
A complete list of ingredients and the amounts can be found in the recipe card below. Specific notes and substitutions are listed here.
BANANA - I highly recommend using a frozen banana. The frozen banana helps with the creamy texture and keeps the smoothie nice and cold. I always keep peeled bananas in the freezer so they are ready when I am making a smoothie.
PEACHES - I typically use fresh, but you can use fresh or frozen peaches. If you prefer frozen, slice fresh ones and place in the freezer for at least a few hours before making. Using frozen peaches will make the smoothie extra cold.
MILK - You can use any milk of choice in this peach banana smoothie. Because I am mostly dairy free, I use almond milk by Malk.
GREEK YOGURT - Any plain/unsweetened Greek yogurt can be used (or regular if you don't have Greek). I use almond milk Greek yogurt by Kite Hill to keep this dairy free.
HEMP SEEDS - Used to add some healthy fats and protein. I wouldn't skip these only because they add so many nutrients to this smoothie (and they are tasteless), but if you don't have them, you can omit them. You can also use chia seeds instead.
Clean food tip: Since peaches are on the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) dirty dozen list, I recommend organic peaches.
Clean food tip: If using dairy-free milk, use unsweetened plain milk. And look for milk that contains just the source of the milk (i.e. almonds), water, and maybe salt. Avoid gums and additives if you can. If using cow's milk, I highly recommend organic whole milk.
Place milk in blender first and then add remaining ingredients.
Blend on high until ingredients are blended and the smoothie is nice and creamy. If you'd like a thinner consistency you can add a little more milk and blend again before pouring into a glass.
Pour this peach banana smoothie in a glass and sip and enjoy!
This peach banana smoothie is easy and delicious as is, but if you're looking for more protein, want some veggies, or want it a little sweeter, there are lots of options. Here are some recommended add-ins you could try.
Frozen cauliflower - easy way to add in some veggies and it's essentially tasteless.
Rolled oats - Creates a heartier more filling smoothie with more protein whole grains.
Vanilla protein powder - Easy way to add more protein.
Fresh ginger - Add ½" peeled ginger cube for flavor and for the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits ginger is known for.
Honey - If you'd like your smoothie a little bit sweeter, add in a little bit of honey (raw honey recommended).
Chia seeds - Add some chia seeds for more protein, fats, fiber, and antioxidants.
Almond butter - More protein and healthy fats.
Greens - Turn this into a green smoothie by adding in a handful of spinach or kale.
Use dairy free milk and dairy free yogurt for a dairy free (and vegan) smoothie.
You could make it the night before if you're needing a quick breakfast in the morning, but I wouldn't make it more than 12 hours ahead of time. If making ahead, give it a good stir before drinking. However, smoothies are always best when they are freshly made.
No, you do not need to peel the peaches. Just slice and add right to the blender.
Yes, you can absolutely use frozen peaches. You can either slice and freeze your own peaches or use store bought.
Tips and Notes for the Best Smoothie
Use a frozen banana for the best creamy texture and to help keep the smoothie cold. Before freezing, peel bananas and cut in half, or into chunks. Store in a freezer safe container.
A quality blender makes a big difference when making smoothies. Powerful motors and quality blades really help to break down the ingredients, so they are smooth and drinkable. Blendtec, Vitamix, and Instant Blend are all good options.
Add a handful of ice cubes for a frothier and more refreshing smoothie.
The riper the peaches, the better. They will be juicier and sweeter and will result in a more flavorful smoothie.
Nectarines can be used in place of peaches. They are essentially the exact same fruit, nectarines just have a smoother skin.
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Peach Banana Smoothie
- 1 high-speed blender
- ½ cup milk of choice (dairy free if needed)
- ½ cup plain/unsweetened Greek yogurt (dairy free if needed)
- 1 small frozen banana
- 1 cup sliced peaches
- 1 tbsp. hemp seeds
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender (add milk and yogurt first). Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!
- If you'd prefer your smoothie a little colder, feel free to add in a handful of ice cubes when blending the ingredients.
- Any milk can be used. I use Malk almond milk since I'm mostly dairy free. If using cow's milk, I recommend organic whole milk.
- For a Whole30/Paleo smoothie, make sure to use unsweetened/plain almond milk yogurt (Kite Hill is recommended).
- See full blog post for tips and suggested add-ins/variations.