This healthy peach pineapple smoothie will be such a great start to your day! It is SO flavorful, thanks to the addition of orange and vanilla extract on top of the frozen peach and pineapple. This smoothie also is jam-packed with fiber, rich in vitamins, fully vegan and naturally gluten-free.
Oh hello! I know it's fall and mostly grey and often rainy here in Maine, but I just felt like a delicious sunny smoothie recipe to brighten up all the darkness!
So here is a super simple peach pineapple smoothie that's done quickly and made using only 5 simple ingredients. The flavors are really impressive, I couldn’t stop drinking it! The frozen peach slices and pineapple chunks make for such a good duo and they keep this smoothie frosty and thick!
And I think frozen pineapple is a great fruit to blend. The chunks of fruit get slushy easily when crushed and then turn into a super sweet juice as they melt. Frozen pineapple also adds a nice tropical vibe to drinks, which we often are looking for. I make pineapple slush and non-alcoholic pina colada sometimes, but often simply includes frozen pineapple to my smoothies, such as in this galaxy pineapple blueberry smoothie.
And this pineapple frozen drink is another success we are definitely going to make over and over again.
This recipe also includes not only frozen peach, yummy, but also a whole Navel orange to boost the zesti-ness and add extra juicy and sweet flavor naturally. I also tried it with a little vanilla extract and wow, the result was SO great.
Actually, have you ever had the popular orange julep drink from Montreal? It tastes similar I think, with the orange-milk-vanilla trio of flavor, although this version is made without the dairy extract and pectin additions. I may even try to turn this recipe into popsicles next, it was so delicious.
Ok, hopefully you give it a try and sunny up your mornings this week 💛
Why you'll love this recipe
- AMAZING fruit flavors and refreshing
- Easy to make and only requires 5 ingredients + 5 minutes!
- Highly customizable, see below!
- Very healthy and loaded with vitamins, especially vitamin C
- Tasty immune boosting drink to enjoy during the flu season
- Great for breakfast, snacking and both kids and adults will love it!
- Uses mostly frozen fruits, so it is convenient and available all year round
- Dairy-free, vegan, free of refined sugar and naturally gluten-free
- Frozen pineapple: pineapple is so good for you! It provides lots of healthy carbs and fiber, but this tropical fruit also is a great source of vitamin C (antioxidant). Pineapple also has some known anti-inflammatory effect and naturally contains bromelain, an enzyme that can help with digestion among other health issues.
- Frozen peach: similarly to pineapple, peaches also are rich in vitamin C, healthy carbs and fiber.
- Orange: I recommend to use a Navel orange for their super sweet and juicy consistency.
- Plant-based milk: I used oat milk to make it, but any kind of milk will work. I think milk works better than juice to add a nice creaminess.
- Vanilla extract: I love to add vanilla extract to my smoothies! Just a little bit is enough so it's not overpowering the fruity flavor, but I find it deepens the sweetness from the fruits. You can omit if you don't any though.
How to make it
Start by peeling the orange and remove all seeds. Then, add the milk, orange, frozen pineapple, frozen peach and vanilla extract to a blender.
Blend until super smooth. Take a break or two to scrape the walls and under the blades since smaller pieces tend to get stuck in there. Add more milk as needed to reach desired consistency or to help blend, especially at first.
Pour in a large serving glass and enjoy right away!
Watch how to make it
- You will have to adjust the amount of plant-based milk to use. Start with ¾ cup, but depending on your blender and how thick you want your smoothie to be, then add more as needed. I like my smoothies thick and nicely frosty, so I had enough of ¾ cup and I use my vitamix tamper as needed to push the fruits down towards the blades.
- If your blender isn't super powerful, then I recommend to first chop the frozen fruits in smaller pieces to help the blending process.
- It is always better to add the liquid-y ingredients first to the bottom of the blender (orange + milk in this case) and then top it off with the frozen fruits. It blends better that way!
Variations to the recipe
I find this simple recipe delicious just as is, but you can easily add some bonus ingredients to change it up to your taste.
To make this smoothie:
- Green: add a generous handful of baby spinach or kale to the blender. Frozen greens work too!
- Spiced: add a pinch of turmeric powder to boost the nutrient content and enhance the yellow color. A little piece of fresh ginger or ground cayenne pepper would definitely spice it up too.
- Very berry: add some frozen or fresh blueberries, raspberries or strawberries.
- Ultra creamy: there are boosters you can include to make this smoothie creamier and feel more rich rather than juicy. Try adding frozen mango, bananas, vegan yogurt or even avocado for an extra luscious drink.
- Tropical-y: the combination of pineapple and orange already sets the drink for a good base to turn this smoothie into a nice tropical frozen drink. Just add some coconut milk, papaya or kiwi for an added island vibe. Also, just like in my coconut milkshake, blend in some toasted shredded coconut for a good punch of flavor.
Also, you can use this recipe to make a peach pineapple smoothie bowl! Simply try to keep your smoothie thicker so it sits well in a bowl, hold on toppings better and is eat-able by the spoon like ice cream. To make it, start with a little less milk, about ½-3/4 cup and add a tiny more as needed to blend to smooth. The thicker the better, so you will need to take some breaks to stir the mixture and blend again so you don't leave chunks of fruit intact.
Can I store it for later?
Like most smoothies, they are better enjoyed when freshly made. But I have to say that I kept some extra smoothie mixture in the fridge for up to 24 hours and it was fine! The texture will obviously change and become juicier as it melts in the fridge, but the flavor should remain the same.
If that's all you have, then yes, you can use that. The flavor won't be as great I think, but it will work. I would still recommend to drain, space out the pieces on a plate covered with parchment paper and freeze the canned fruit the night before for best consistency. If you cannot freeze ahead, then add some ice cubes to your smoothie to help chill it. In any case, use canned fruits in juice NOT in syrup.
Yes you can, although using a whole orange will add more healthy fiber to your smoothie and such a better fresh flavor.
I highly recommend using a high-speed blender to make it as it will crush the fruits nicely to smooth without leaving any tiny pieces. But, regular blender definitely work too, simply blend longer and you might need to use a little more milk.
Yes, but try to chop and freeze it the night before to ensure you get a frosty thick smoothie. To freeze it, make sure to space out the chunks on parchment paper (placed on a plate or board) so it is easy to take only a few at the time.
More smoothie recipes to try
- Avocado peanut butter smoothie
- Beet kale smoothie
- Chocolate and strawberry smoothie
- Banana carrot smoothie
- Blueberry pineapple smoothie
- Watermelon banana smoothie
- Chai banana smoothie
- Oat milk smoothie
- Strawberry and blackberry smoothie
I hope you like this peach pineapple smoothie as much as we do! If you try it, please leave a comment below and rate the recipe to let me know how it was. Your feedback is so helpful!
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Peach Pineapple Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen peach
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 navel orange - peeled
- ¾-1 cup plant-based milk - or as needed for desired consistency
- ½ tsp vanilla extract - optional
- Add the plant-based milk, orange, frozen peach, frozen pineapple and vanilla extract to a blender.
- Blend on high until very smooth. Add more milk as needed to reach desired consistency.
- Pour in large serving glass and enjoy right away.
- Adds-on ideas include: baby spinach, kale, turmeric powder, frozen mango, banana, coconut cream, cinnamon. See blog post for more ideas!
- You will have to adjust the amount of milk: add less for a thicker smoothie (or to make a smoothie bowl) or add more for a drinkable smoothie.
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