5-Minute Banana Peach Smoothie
Sweet and creamy, this easy banana peach smoothie is the perfect use for fresh or frozen peaches, is packed with protein, and makes for a delicious snack or breakfast. Totally good-for-you ingredients but tastes like a fruity treat!
About this Recipe
When it comes to quick & easy breakfasts, healthy smoothie recipes are the hands down winner in my book!
They’re my favorite way to kick off my mornings because they provide a sippable serving of plant-based goodness, protein, healthy fats and fiber (all in one glass).
And this light, creamy and naturally sweet banana peach smoothie checks all of those boxes for me.
We’re using simple ingredients like frozen bananas, peaches, ground flax seed, lemon juice and any milk of choice (I like almond milk!) to create a fruity smoothie that tastes like a total treat.
The base recipe is very versatile and forgiving so you can customize it to work for you.
Don’t like (or can’t have) almond milk? No problem, you can use ANY other milk in its place.
Can’t do dairy? No worries! Simply swap in a plant-based yogurt or protein powder.
Want to turn this into a smoothie bowl instead? I’ve got you covered with full directions below.
PS – This recipe works with fresh or frozen fruit, to help keep your options open on busy mornings! If you’re using fresh fruit but love a good, cold smoothie, simply add a little bit of ice to your blender to thicken things up.
Process & Tips
The beauty of a good smoothie recipe is that all you really need to do is add all your ingredients to a blender and let it work its magic.
In a matter of minutes you’ll be sipping on a delicious, nutrient dense smoothie!
The powerhouse combination of fiber, fat and protein in this smoothie makes it more filling and satiating than a smoothie that’s only fruit-based.
Plant-powered fiber comes in the form of banana, peach and ground flax seeds.
Healthy fat comes in the form of plant-based milk, unsweetened Greek yogurt and flax seeds.
And the protein can be found both in the Greek yogurt & flax seeds.
FYI this smoothie can easily be made vegan, dairy-free and nut-free. We’ve included simple modifications for you below so everyone can enjoy it!
Fun Banana Peach Smoothie Variations to Try
Without Yogurt: Omit the yogurt and use 2 scoops vanilla protein powder in its place.
With Oats: Add 2 tablespoons of rolled oats to give this smoothie a fiber boost or make this smoothie even more filling.
Strawberry Banana Peach Smoothie: Add 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, along with an additional splash of milk.
Apple Banana Peach Smoothie: Add 1 cup chopped apple, along with an additional splash of milk.
Orange Peach Banana Smoothie: Use only 3/4 cup of milk, and add 1/4 cup orange juice.
Banana Peach Smoothie bowl: To make a simple smoothie bowl, make the smoothie thicker by only using 3/4 cup of milk. Be sure to use frozen banana and frozen peaches to help you get that thick consistency. Once blended, pour into a bowl and add your choice of smoothie bowl toppings.
Peach Protein Smoothie: The Greek yogurt is already providing a hefty does of protein, but bump it up further by adding 2 scoops of your favorite vanilla protein powder.
Make it a green smoothie! For an extra boost of green goodness, add a handful of baby spinach or baby kale before blending.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Peaches: This recipe works great with either fresh or frozen peaches. If using fresh peaches feel free to leave the skins on, as long as blending with a high speed blender.
Frozen banana: The banana adds some natural sweetness to this smoothie. You can use fresh or frozen banana in this recipe. If using fresh banana, be sure to add some ice for better texture.
Greek yogurt: I used unsweetened Greek yogurt for this recipe. For a dairy-free and vegan version, be sure to use plant-based yogurt in place of traditional yogurt.
Ground flaxseed: Ground flaxseed adds a bit of fiber and a dose of plant-based protein. I find it easier to use ground flaxseed but you could also add whole flax seeds if you have a high speed blender. Chia seeds would also work in place of flax seeds in this recipe.
Milk of choice: I used unsweetened almond milk but you can use any milk you like. Oat milk, cashew milk, and hemp milk would all work great in its place. If you like a thinner consistency in your smoothies, add more milk.
Lemon juice: The addition of fresh squeezed lemon juice really helps to lift up the flavors in this and balance the sweet & creamy flavors. You could also use lime juice in its place.
Maple syrup: Maple syrup is optional in this recipe but I love the subtle sweetness it adds to this smoothie. You could also use another refined sugar free sweetener in its place like honey, coconut nectar or agave. Or for a low-sugar version, feel free to omit it (the banana and peaches will still add some sweetness to it).
5-Minute Banana Peach Smoothie (Sweet & Creamy!)
- 1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
- 1 cup peach slices, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt, use plant-based yogurt for vegan or dairy-free
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup, or more to taste (optional)
- Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth.