A yummy peach smoothie recipe with NO yogurt (or any dairy, for that matter!) You’ll love this simple, 3-ingredient smoothie that is perfect for a hot summer day.Jump to Recipe
Peach Smoothie Without Yogurt & Banana
Two ingredients that are very common in fruit smoothie recipes are yogurt, and bananas. However, these ingredients are not always desirable, especially if you have a dairy allergy.
I specifically designed this smoothie to be simple to make in just 3 ingredients—and I left out both bananas and dairy!
While bananas do add sweetness to a smoothie with otherwise tart fruit, I found that it overpowered the peach flavor too much. I wanted to keep this recipe simple, quick, and jam-packed full of fresh, delicious peachy flavors.
These are the 3 ingredients I put in my peach smoothie:
- Peaches. I personally used fresh peaches which I then sliced and froze (more on that in a minute). You can use pre-packaged frozen peaches, or freeze them by hand, it doesn’t matter! But you definitely do want the peaches you put in your smoothie to be frozen because this will give the smoothie a lovely texture. (If you’re slicing the peaches yourself, learn how to pit clingstone peaches here).
- Peach Juice. I used the Country Peach Juice from Trader Joes, which is a blend of peaches and apples. The flavor is definitely “peach.” Feel free to swap out any peach juice, but try to stick to something that has a strong peach flavor.
- Pure Maple Syrup. This is a totally optional ingredient, but I found that a few teaspons really enhanced the sweetness and overall flavor of the smoothie. It doesn’t give the smoothie a clear maple flavor, but instead just makes the peaches taste sweeter! This is especially helpful if your peaches aren’t super ripe (which is often the case with fresh AND frozen fruit from the grocery store).
If you love peaches, make sure to check out this peach cobbler french toast recipe too!
Do smoothies need yogurt?
Nope! While yogurt often does taste good in a smoothie, and adds some good probiotic to it, it is definitely not necessary. If you are needing a paleo or vegan smoothie I’m sure it can be frustrating that so many recipes use yogurt!
But don’t lose heart, there are many different things you can do to get a delicious smoothie WITHOUT using yogurt.
Replacing Yogurt in a Smoothie
My favorite way to replace yogurt in a smoothie while maintaining thickness is by using frozen fruit. Because the fruit is frozen, it gives the smoothie a thick, smooth texture. Most of my smoothie recipes here on the blog use this technique.
If you are following another recipe, however, and trying to replace the yogurt, you do have a few other options.
- You can use a dairy free yogurt. I love coconut milk yogurt—it has the same texture of regular yogurt and a similar flavor too! If you don’t want the yogurt at all, you can also try coconut cream, which won’t have the probiotic in it.
- Nut butter. Try adding peanut butter or almond butter to thicken a smoothie and still give yourself some protein. The flavor will change for sure, but this is still a good option.
- Flax seeds or chia seeds. These seeds will thicken a smoothie once they get wet, and they are extremely healthy too!
- Avocado. I haven’t tried this one yet, but I’ve heard it is good! Avocados will definitely give your smoothie a smooth and creamy texture that is similar to yogurt. These are a superfood too, so your smoothie will definitely be healthy!
Should you peel peaches for a smoothie?
Now back to peaches. A question I see often is regarding peeling them. Is this necessary?
I personally love leaving the peels ON peaches when I make smoothies. This gives it a richer texture, and a cute speckled look in the finished product.
Aside from aesthetics, there are also more health benefits to leaving the peels on. According to Healthline, peach peels have more fiber and antioxidants than the inside of the peach.
In addition, it will be much easier to freeze your own peaches if you don’t bother with peeling them. Like I mentioned earlier, I bought fresh peaches from the store, sliced them, and froze them so I didn’t have to buy pre-packaged frozen peaches. This is super easy to do at home! Make sure to check out my post on it here if you want to try.
All that to say, I definitely recommend leaving the skins on. You’ll hardly be able to tell the difference anyhow.
What Fruits pair well with peaches?
Peaches go well with a LOT of other fruits. You can easily customize this smoothie by adding in 1 or 2 fruits you have in the pantry. You can use frozen fruit to give it a thicker, creamier texture, or fresh fruit to enhance the flavor and make it juicer. Some peach combo ideas are:
I love to leave this smoothie with JUST peaches, because other fruits can tend to overpower the peach flavor. However, feel free to experiment to see what fruit combos you like best!
- Paleo – This smoothie should work great if you are on the paleo diet! It only contains fruit, juice, and a small amount of natural sweetner, which is usually allowed.
- AIP – Limited quantities of maple syrup are usually allowed on the AIP diet. This smoothie only contains a little bit of maple syrup, making it a great option for a “special treat.” However, if you are on a strict AIP diet, you can omit this ingredient as well.
- Keto – I would not recommend this smoothie if you are on the Keto Diet. Unfortunately, fruit smoothies are a no-go because fruits are mostly carbs and sugar (the very thing you are trying to avoid on Keto!)
- Gluten & Dairy Free – obviously, this smoothie does not contain gluten or dairy, so if you have allergies in either of those departments you should be good to go!
How to Make a Peach Smoothie
Making this peach smoothie is extremely simple! Here are the steps to take:
Add all 3 ingredients to a high powered blender (I use a vitamix). You’ll need frozen peaches, peach juice and a dash of maple syrup.
Blend on high for about a minute or until it is smooth and everything is blended well, including the peach skin. You shouldn’t need to add more liquid because this smoothie is on the thinner side. But if you happen to have trouble blending it, feel free to add more. If you want it thicker, you can also add more peaches or a few ice cubes.
More Smoothie Recipes
Ready to make this smoothie? Follow the recipe below for all the exact ingredients, and make sure to pin it for later so you can make it again and again!
Delicious Peach Smoothie Recipe – No YogurtCourse: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Super quick smoothie recipe that is full of yummy peach flavor! This dairy-free peach smoothie recipe uses just 3 ingredients and is perfect for those who are looking for vegan or paleo smoothies.
6 oz frozen peaches
1 cup peach juice
2 tsp maple syrup
- Add the frozen peaches, juice, and maple syrup to a high powered blender (I use a vitamix).
- Blend on high for a minute or until smooth.
- Pour into two small glasses or one large glass and serve! Makes about 11 total ounces of smoothie.
- I used 3 fresh peaches, which I sliced and froze overnight. You can use pre-packaged peaches if you’d like, but I find freezing them myself is less expensive.
- For juice, I used Country Peach from Trader Joes. Feel free to swap this out with other peach-flavored juices. I recommend choosing something that is 100% juice for the healthiest smoothie.
- If you like a tart smoothie, feel free to decrease the amount of maple syrup or omit it entirely.
- This smoothie shouldn’t need more liquid because it is on the thinner side. If you’d like a thicker smoothie, you can add more frozen peaches or a few ice cubes.
Peach smoothies are absolutely delicious, even without yogurt and banana in them. A little frozen fruit, juice, and sweetner and you have the perfect smoothie! Enjoy this quick and delicious smoothie as a snack on a hot summer day, or have it for breakfast on a work day. I hope you enjoy this recipe and are able to share it with family or friends!