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
- 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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Other Recipes You Might Enjoy
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- Peach Crumb Bars
- Healthy Peach 'Melba' Sorbet
- Coconut Flour Blueberry Muffins
Absolutely! Coconut can be a fantastic addition to smoothies, providing a tropical twist and adding a delightful flavor. You can use coconut in various forms, such as coconut milk, shredded coconut, or even coconut flour, to enhance the taste and nutritional profile of your smoothies.
Coconut milk can be a beneficial ingredient in smoothies as it offers a rich, creamy texture and a distinct tropical taste. Additionally, it contains healthy fats and is known for its various nutrients, such as vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6, as well as minerals like iron, selenium, sodium, and calcium, which can contribute to a well-balanced diet.
The number of calories in a peach and blueberry smoothie can vary depending on the specific ingredients and quantities used in the recipe. Generally, a smoothie containing one medium peach, one cup of blueberries, and other common smoothie ingredients might range from 150 to 250 calories, depending on additional components like yogurt, sweeteners, or other fruits.
Coconut water can be a beneficial addition to smoothies as it not only adds a refreshing tropical flavor but also provides various essential nutrients, including electrolytes such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, and calcium. These electrolytes help to maintain proper hydration levels in the body and can contribute to the overall taste and health benefits of the smoothie.