Recipe: Peach Banana Protein Smoothie

I love creating smoothies because not only are they easy to make, they are tasty and you can really load them up with nutritious ingredients! You can also make one ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for a quick meal or snack!

Are smoothies healthy?

This is a very common question! Smoothies are generally loaded with vegetables and fruits and in my opinion; they are a healthy option for a meal. Even though most fruits are higher in sugars, they are naturally occurring sugars and are better for you in comparison to processed sugars. You can also maximize the healthiness of your smoothie by adding nutrient-rich seeds, such as chia seeds, flax seeds, and hemp seeds. Adding any of these seeds to your smoothie will add extra protein, fiber, and many different vitamins & minerals.

 

Can a smoothie replace a meal?

Yes, it definitely can! I would recommend you add some protein powder to balance out the carbs, and a healthy fat (like avocado or almond butter) to keep you feeling full. When you make a well-rounded smoothie, it can keep you feeling full for hours!

 

How do I make a smoothie ahead of time?

If you know you are going to consume the smoothie in the next day or so, you can simply blend it in your blender, and put it into an airtight container, and keep the made smoothie in your fridge. If you want to make a bunch ahead of time, you can keep them in airtight containers but simply freeze them individually. When you want a smoothie, simply defrost it, give it a stir and enjoy!

 

What are some easy & tasty smoothie combinations?

If you are new to making smoothies, have no fear! You are entering into a world of flavors! Some simple combinations to add to your milk of choice are:

  • Banana & Strawberries
  • Banana, Pineapple, Mangos
  • Chocolate & Banana
  • Banana, spinach, avocado

Really, the possibilities are endless and you can customize your smoothies to your own food preferences. If you have fussy eaters at home, you can also sneak healthy ingredients like spinach in almost all smoothies and no one will know!

 

Peach Banana Protein Smoothie

Delicious, easy to make, and full of nutrients!

SERVINGS: 1 serving

CALORIES: 640 kcal

 

INGREDIENTS

1 banana
1 peach
2 scoops protein powder
1 TBSP flax seeds
1 TBSP chia seeds
3/4 cup milk of your choice

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1.) In a blender, add all ingredients in the list and blend until smooth

2.) Add more or less milk depending on thick you want your smoothie

Pro Tip: For an extra thick (and extra refreshing) smoothie, try using some frozen fruit!

 

NUTRITION

Serving: 1 serving

Calories: 627kcal

Carbohydrates: 64g

Protein: 62g

Fat: 19g

Saturated Fat: 5g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g

Monounsaturated Fat: 3g

Trans Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 118mg

Sodium: 175mg

Potassium: 1259mg

Fiber: 12g

Sugar: 40g

Vitamin A: 1027IU

Vitamin C: 20mg

Calcium: 519mg

Iron: 6mg

About the Author:

Joyce Leung

Joyce is the founder of the Joyce of Cooking blog, where she provides recipes, writes about her food adventures, and reviews local eateries. She has worked in the food and beverage industry for over 10 years, in every position from dish washer to general manager. Now retired from the restaurant world, she is a marketing manager for a greenhouse.