Perfect Peach Smoothie
Peach smoothie is perfect for any age or occasion, and you can adapt the following recipe as much as you want. Serve it in martini glasses, tall glasses or another kind, and garnish each one with a peach slice if you want, or a strawberry perhaps. This lovely recipe is quick and easy to make. Simply throw everything into a blender and press the button.
If you find yourself with a batch of fresh peaches to use up, consider making this recipe. You don’t have to use fresh peaches. Frozen ones will work too, either thawed or still frozen, and if you’re using still-frozen ones you can leave out the ice cubes.
Fruity and Fantastic
Peaches are wonderful in fruit smoothies, and you can also add other fruit, such as strawberries to make a strawberry peach smoothie or consider pineapple, pear, mango, melon or other fruits. Canned fruit is yet another option but drain off the liquid if they are in ‘syrup’ (which is only sugary water).
As for the milk in this peach smoothie, you can use regular, skim, soy or coconut milk, or even a combination of these.
Feel free to swap the sugar for sweetener if you prefer. Even honey would work. Leaving it out is another option but you might get a slightly bitter tang if you take that route. This is a drink that is much better sweetened.
If you are using fresh peaches to make this, you should peel them and remove the stone. Save a few slices for an attractive garnish. Another idea is strawberries on the rim of the glass, just for decoration (edible decoration of course!)
The following recipe makes 4 servings of this tasty smoothie, so you might want to halve it if there are only a couple of you. The nutrition count is based on a 1 cup serving making it the way suggested in the recipe, so if you use coconut milk or swap some of the peach for strawberries for example, you might have to re-calculate.
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Peach Popsicle Recipe
To make popsicles (ice lollies) just follow the peach smoothie recipe and pour the resulting mixture into popsicle mold and freeze for a few hours. Kids will love these and so will the grownups. You can make them smaller too and then you will end up with about 8 of these frozen treats.
Consider adding some alcohol to the peach smoothie if you want to make a cocktail. Amaretto, vodka, champagne, rum and tequila are all options. Just add the alcohol to the blender with the rest of the ingredients.
- 1 lb (450g) sliced peaches (fresh or frozen)
- 1 pint (475 ml) milk
- ¼ cup (60 ml) orange juice concentrate
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 5 ice cubes
- 4 fresh peach slices, for garnish (optional)
- Put all the ingredients in the blender then process until smooth.
- Divide the peach smoothie between 4 chilled glasses.
- Serve immediately, garnished with a peach slice if you like.