A cool, refreshing drink that uses fresh and frozen fruit: the Strawberry Peach Smoothie! This delicious smoothie recipe is perfect for using up a few of those fresh summer peaches you have sitting on your counter. Paired with strawberries, and a little juice & milk, this smoothie is perfect for sipping on a hot day!
Strawberry Peach Smoothie Without Yogurt or Banana
Smoothie are one of my favorite things to make in the kitchen. I make a LOT of things—but smoothie are just one of those foods that you can throw together in minutes and still get a delicious result!
For today’s strawberry peach smoothie, I wanted to come up with something that wasn’t too thick or hard to drink. Many times my smoothies are made with lots of frozen fruit, making them on the thicker side.
But today, I wanted the fresh peaches to shine, so I went on the thinner side, and I did not use yogurt or bananas. This gives it an impeccable flavor, unaltered by the strong banana flavor that can sometimes take over a smoothie. I think it turned out great. You’re not going to want to miss the recipe!
You’ll just need 4 simple ingredients to make this smoothie at home:
Fresh peaches – I used 2 extra ripe fresh peaches. When I say extra ripe, I mean it. One of them was starting to get a little wrinkly, but when I cut it open it was still good. In fact, it was fabulously sweet! (Just make sure it’s not rotten!) While you can sub frozen peaches if you need to, I really think the fresh peaches are delicious. Leaving the skin on gives the smoothie a little extra nutrients too.
Frozen strawberries – I went frozen with the strawberries because the smoothie still needed some more substance. I buy a big bag from costco just to have on hand for all my smoothies. 🙂
White grape juice – you’ll just need about 1/4 of a cup. You can really use any juice you have on hand. You just don’t want it to overpower the strawberry and peach flavors.
Milk – this gives the smoothie just an extra bit of creaminess. If you can’t have dairy, see the adjustment notes for other options.
Maple Syrup – this ingredient is entirely optional. If you like a sweet smoothie, you may want to add a little bit in at the end. Just make sure you taste the smoothie and adjust to your liking.
How to Make a Strawberry Peach Smoothie
It is extremely easy to make this smoothie at home! These are the steps you’ll need to follow:
Prepare your peaches. Slice them in half, remove the pit, and remove any portions of the peach that are hard or won’t blend well. (Here’s help with removing the pit from clingstone peaches).
Put the peaches, frozen strawberries, milk, and fruit juice into the blender.
Blend on high until smooth and totally combined. Taste and adjust for sweetness. Then, serve and enjoy!
Here’s what my smoothie looked like before and after blending:
Serving & Storage
This smoothie is best enjoyed right after it is made. In fact all smoothies are best if eaten right away (though you can find out how long smoothies last in the fridge here!)
The recipe makes 2 servings, but if you’re making breakfast for a crowd, you can very very easily double or triple the recipe. Because this smoothie is on the thinner side, it is easier to make in large batches.
You can serve this smoothie for breakfast, or make it for friends and family as a snack on a hot summer day! Either way it is sure to be enjoyed.
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Recipes Tips & Adjustments
Another reason I love smoothies so much is because you can easily adjust them to your liking. There are a variety of ways you can change up this smoothie to fit your preferences. Here are my best ideas.
- Switch out the fresh/frozen fruit. If you only have fresh strawberries and frozen peaches, that would work great. If you have only frozen fruit, the liquid in the recipe should be enough. If you only have fresh fruit, I recommend reducing the liquid.
- Add protein. If you’re having this smoothie for breakfast, you can add yogurt or oats to up the protein intake!
- Opt for dairy free. If you’re looking for a vegan strawberry peach smoothie, you can easily omit the milk in this recipe. Either use your favorite non-dairy milk (like almond or oat milk) or take out the milk altogether and simply double the amount of fruit juice you use.
What fruits blend well with peaches?
There are SO many fruits that go well with peaches, especially in smoothies! Here are some of my favorite peach combinations. Have you tried any other besides these? I would love to hear!
Strawberry Peach Smoothie Recipe
- 2 ripe peaches
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup white grape juice
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1-2 tsp maple syrup (optional)
- Halve the fresh peaches and remove the pits. Remove any hard bits that won’t blend well, then place in blender.
- Add the frozen strawberries, white grape juice, and milk to the blender (see notes for ingredient adjustments).
- Blend on high until everything is smooth and combined.
- Taste the smoothie to see if you would like to add any extra sweetness. If it is too tart for you, add maple syrup until it is the perfect sweetness.
- Pour into 2 glasses, serve, and enjoy!
- If you are dairy free, you can use ALL white grape juice, or sub the milk for almond milk or your favorite non-dairy milk.
- This smoothie is on the thinner side, so you can even take out half of the liquid if you like a thicker smoothie (either remove the milk, or use half the amount of both milk and juice).
- Any neutral fruit juice can be used. Use whatever you have on hand. Just keep in mind you don’t want the fruit juice to overpower the natural flavors of the fruit.
Is this a healthy strawberry peach smoothie?
Yes, this smoothie is definitely on the healthy side, especially if you do not add any maple syrup at the end! It focuses solely on the fresh/frozen fruit + liquid. As I mentioned earlier, you can make it healthier by adding protein like oats or chia seeds.
What enhances peach flavor?
Warm spices such as ginger, cinnamon, or cloves can easily enhance peach flavor. If you want to bring out the peach flavor even more in this smoothie, you can definitely add in a sprinkle of one of those (I would just choose one. Don’t use all of them).
Are you supposed to eat the skin of a peach?
It is perfectly fine to eat peach skin, yes. Personally, I love the little specks that it puts into smoothies. Plus, it has more nutrients in it than just the flesh of the peach!
Smoothie Recipes To Try Next:
- Banana Pear Smoothie
- Easy All-Peach Smoothie
- Mango Cherry Smoothie
- Strawberry Grape Smoothie
- Strawberry Cherry Smoothie
This peach strawberry smoothie is a delicious snack or breakfast you don’t want to miss during the summer. You can make this recipe as-is, or add a whole host of different customizations you love. Either way, it is sure to be a hit among family and friends. So what are you waiting for? Try it out and let me know what you think!