This healthy Vanilla Peach Smoothie is a refreshing smoothie recipe that is FILLED with peach flavor! Frozen peaches combined with vanilla yogurt and vanilla protein powder is a ray of sunshine at any time of the day.
I absolutely LOVE peaches, but rarely enjoy them outside of the summer months. Nothing beats a fresh, juicy, ripe peach! Little did I know, frozen peaches are also FULL of that peach flavor, as they’re frozen during their peak. Whenever I’m craving that taste of midsummer sweetness, I make this Vanilla Peach Smoothie.
Not only is this peach smoothie recipe so delicious and healthy, it’s super easy to make! It only requires four ingredients (or five if you add in hemp seeds or flax seeds!) and a high speed blender, and you’re on your way to a delicious and filling breakfast or snack.
Ingredients for 5-Ingredient Vanilla Peach Smoothie
Peaches – I recommend using frozen peaches in this recipe, as they make the peach creamy without having to add ice cubes. You could dice and freeze fresh peaches in the summer time if you have a bunch on your hands, or just use fresh peaches and add a handful of ice, if you want.
Milk – I always use unsweetened vanilla almond milk for my smoothies. It doesn’t add any sweetness to the smoothie, just a hint of vanilla flavor. You can use any kind of milk you prefer – whole milk, 2%, 1%, oat milk, almond milk, soy milk, cashew milk – whatever! Just keep in mind if you use a milk that is sweetened in some way, it will affect the sweetness of the smoothie.
Greek Yogurt – I love adding regular or Greek yogurt to my smoothies for a boost of calcium and protein, and also adding some good fat. You can use either vanilla or plain yogurt. I’ve used both in this recipe and the vanilla yogurt version is a tad sweeter so just go with your preference!
Hemp Seeds – this one is totally up to you if you want to add. I love throwing hemp seeds in smoothies, cereal, granola, whatever, for a boost of fiber, vitamins, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and plant based protein. You could also add flaxseed or chia seeds if you want.
Vanilla Protein Powder – It has taken me a LONG time to find a protein powder that I actually like, but I am so happy with Ancient Nutrition’s Vanilla Collagen Protein Powder. It doesn’t add an overwhelming powdery taste to my smoothies, just a boost of protein and vanilla flavor!
Customize Your Healthy Peach Smoothie
While this healthy peach smoothie is so delicious as is, you can definitely adapt it to use what you have on hand or to make it exactly how you like. There are so many variations you can choose from!
To make this a green smoothie, add a handful of baby spinach. I love adding spinach to smoothies because it adds no flavor – just nutrients!
Add fresh berries – if they’re in season or you have some in the freezer, add a few blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries.
Add other fruits – oranges, pineapple, mango, and even grapes would be awesome in this smoothie. Just know that if you add more fruit, you will likely have to add another splash or two of milk to balance it out.
Add a splash of orange juice. This adds a delicious orange flavor and makes it almost taste like an Orange Julius!
Add nut butter – do this one at your own discretion. I’ve never added nut butter to this smoothie (I do love a banana peanut butter smoothie!) and think it would affect the flavor, but it is a great way to add some protein.
Add honey or maple syrup. If you like your smoothies on the sweeter side, add a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup!
How to Make Vanilla Peach Smoothies
This frozen peach smoothie recipe, like many smoothie recipes, is very simple to make! To start, add the milk to a high speed blender. Next, add the frozen peaches, yogurt, hemp seeds, and vanilla protein powder.
Blend the mixture on high speed, or if your blender has a smoothie option, use that. Sometimes blenders can get stuck if there is not enough liquid in a smoothie recipe. I have not had this problem with this smoothie, but if you find it’s too thick, add another splash of milk to the mixture. Pour into a large glass or two small glasses, and enjoy.
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend on high speed until creamy.
Serve and enjoy!
Frozen peaches work best in this recipe, but if you just have fresh, you can add those too. Simply add a handful of ice to the smoothie.
To freeze: you can freeze the smoothie in an ice cube tray. They can be thrown directly into a blender with a little more milk (1/4 cup) and blended. In addition, you can freeze them in jars and thaw overnight in the refrigerator.