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!
The Flavors of Summer Remain
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. For this reason, I love frozen goods. That is, you can enjoy certain fruits even when they are not in season! Three cheers for modern technology!
I try to get my daily dose of summer with my healthy fruit smoothies.
Nutritional Benefits of This Fabulous Smoothie
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, and let's celebrate fall instead and get a regular dose of summer flavors 🙂
Blueberry Coconut Peach Smoothie
- 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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Nicole @ Vanilla and Beans
Oh, yummy! Sounds delicious! Gives me some summer feeling.
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Lovely summer flavours in autumn. I need more smoothies in my life...this would make a fantastic 2nd breakfast (yes, I eat two breakfasts) for me. Thanks, Regina, for sharing.
Two breakfasts sounds wonderful. I would love that if I had more time or took more time in the morning.
Smoothies make such a wonderful light meal.