This Blueberry Coconut Peach smoothie is full of summer flavor with a tropical flair and nutritional, good-for-you ingredients.
As I am writing this post I am wearing a thick, comfy hoodie while trying to warm my hands on a mug of Salted Caramel Latte. There is no point in denying that (at least around these parts) summer has come to an end – not only on the calendar.
On my last Costco visit I had to stock up on camis and wool socks!
While I really miss the warm weather, at least I don’t have to miss out on the flavors of summer. The freezer section of the grocery store makes it possible to benefit from the flavors and nutrition of summer fruit.
I try to get my daily dose of summer with my healthy fruit smoothies.
This Blueberry Coconut Peach version is a current favorite of mine. Let’s break down the nutritional benefits of the main ingredients:
Blueberries: These little blue pearls of wonder are known for their antioxidant properties. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals to stop their destructive effects on the body.*
Peaches: These are also a great source of antioxidants, vitamins (A, C, E, and K) and minerals (calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc, Manganese and Phosphorus). Peaches also have Chlorogenic acid, which works as anti-inflammatory in the body. **
Coconut: Did you know that you can use coconut flour as protein powder in your shakes and smoothies? There is definitely nothing questionable about the ingredients and it imparts a wonderful tropical flavor. If you don’t mind texture in your smoothies, you can also add (unsweetened) shredded coconut. ***
So let’s not fret summer’s ending, celebrate fall instead and get a regular dose of summer flavors 🙂
- ½ cup milk (any kind) (more for thinner consistency)
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 cup blueberries (frozen)
- 1 cup peach slices (frozen)
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut, shredded or flour (see notes)
- sweetener to taste, honey, maple syrup or stevia
- Place milk, Greek yogurt, blueberries and peach slices in a blender jug or food processor. Keeping this order (liquid at bottom - frozen on top) makes for easier blending. Blend until smooth.
- Stir in shredded coconut or coconut flour. Taste and add sweetener if desired.
- Add more milk for a thinner consistency (especially when using all frozen fruit).
Shredded coconut will also add some texture to the smoothie.
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