Peach raspberry smoothies are sweet, refreshing and so easy to make. This peach smoothie recipe with yogurt is thick and creamy and great for breakfast or as a refreshing snack! Full of sweet peaches and bright, tart, flavorful raspberries, this smoothie will easily become a summer favorite.
Why you will love this smoothie
- Thick and creamy and so refreshing – there is nothing better than a cold, refreshing smoothie in the middle of summer, and this peach raspberry smoothie will hit the spot. If you love peaches, you are going to love this smoothie. It’s sweet, slightly tart and so vibrant. Great for breakfast or as healthy snack or light lunch.
- Easy to make – smoothies are great because you mostly just measure out the ingredients and blend until smooth. I like to use frozen fruit to make this even easier.
- Simple ingredients – most of the ingredients in this smoothie are fridge and pantry staples. Grab a bag or two of frozen fruit or use your abundance of summer peaches to make this smoothie all summer long.
- Frozen raspberries – raspberries add a tart, bright, slightly sweet flavor to the smoothie. I like to use frozen raspberries because they are easy to keep on hand (I find that fresh raspberries go bad quickly) and are usually more budget friendly when frozen. If you want to use fresh raspberries, add about 1/4 cup of ice.
- Fresh or frozen peaches – there is nothing better than a perfectly ripe peach in the summer. If you find that you have an abundance of ripe peaches that you won’t be able to eat or have a peach that is starting to get too soft, freeze them for smoothies! I love using frozen peaches because they help the smoothie get super thick and creamy. You can use fresh too, just add a little ice (about 1/4 cup) to get the same consistency.
- Yogurt – use whatever yogurt you have on hand. You can use regular, dairy free, or Greek yogurt (for extra protein and to make it thick and creamy). Sometimes I love to use vanilla yogurt with smoothies as the vanilla compliments the sweetness from the fruit very well.
- Dairy free milk – use whatever your favorite dairy free milk is. I like cashew milk, almond milk or oat milk but coconut milk, flax milk, soy milk or even regular dairy milk will work great. If you don’t have milk, you can use coconut water or water.
- Cashews – cashews blend up so well and add a creaminess to the smoothie. If you don’t have a very strong blender, you can use cashew butter, almond butter, sunbutter or tahini instead.
- Chia seeds – chia seeds help to add fiber and healthy fats and also help to thicken smoothies. If you don’t have chia seeds, you can also use ground flax. If you don’t have a strong blender, try out chia protein (ground chia seeds) as they blend in much easier.
- Honey (or maple syrup) – because the raspberries can be a little tart, I like you add just a touch of honey (or maple syrup) for some extra sweetness. If you don’t love using liquid sweeteners, you can add a pitted medjool date or 1/2 a banana to the smoothie. If you are using a sweetened yogurt, you may not need the added sweetener.
How to make peach raspberry smoothie
- Measure out the ingredients into a high speed blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.
Top tips for making smoothies
- Use frozen fruit when possible – frozen fruit creates a thick and creamy consistency when compared to using fresh fruit. You can use ice with fresh fruit, but I find that the ice can start to water down the flavors, so you may want to add more fresh fruit than the recipe requires for the same taste. If you have the time, freeze your fruit in advance.
- Use ground chia seeds if you don’t have a strong blender. If you don’t have a strong blender, you may find that the chia seeds don’t quite break down and can get stuck in your teeth. To combat this, I recommend using chia protein (ground chia seeds) in place of regular chia seeds.
- Want a thinner, more drinkable peach raspberry smoothie? Make the smoothie thinner by adding a little more milk (start with 2-3 tablespoons at a time).
- This raspberry peach smoothie is thick enough to serve as a smoothie bowl! If you want it even thicker, use slightly less milk (start with 1/4 cup and only add more if needed).
- Vegetables – add between 1/4 and 1/2 cup of frozen cauliflower rice, frozen spinach, frozen kale, fresh or frozen zucchini or beets to make this smoothie even more nutritious and filling.
- Oats – adding oats is a great way to thicken the smoothie and also help to make it more filing. Add about 1/4 cup.
- Protein powder – adding protein powder is a great way to make this peach raspberry smoothie more balanced and filling. Use whatever protein you have on hand, vanilla would work best. If you are using vegan protein powder, you may want to add a little extra milk if you find the smoothie gets too thick after blending.
- Hemp Hearts – hemp hearts add a nutty flavor to the smoothie and are also a great source of protein (3 tablespoons has 10 grams of protein) which can help make the smoothie even more filling.
- Coconut flakes or coconut butter – adding some coconut would give this smoothie a slight tropical vibe that would be so fun in the summer.
Do you have to peel peaches for smoothies?
Peaches can sometimes have a really thick, almost furry textured skin that can make your smoothie gritty. Depending on the skin of your peach, you may decide to peel them before using them in smoothies.
How to peel peaches
Peach skin can be tricky to remove since the peaches are so soft and the skin is thin. To peel the skin from peaches you have two options.
- Pull the skin off with a dull butter knife. Cut the peach in half to remove the pit, then pull away at the skin using your thumb and the butterknife. You could also peel it with a vegetable peeler.
- Put the peach in boiling water: cut an “X” at the bottom of the peach. Drop it in boiling water for 30 seconds. Carefully remove the peach and put it in an ice bath (a bowl filled with water and ice). Then peel the skin away from the X points at the bottom. Then cut in half and remove the pit.
Can you use other berries in this smoothie?
If you don’t have raspberries on hand, you could replace them with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or even dark sweet cherries.
What if you want to make this raspberry smoothie without yogurt?
If you don’t love the taste of yogurt or don’t have any on hand, you can replace the yogurt with 1/2 cup of dairy free milk plus 1/4 cup of oats, half a frozen banana or half an avocado (this will help thicken the smoothie).
Can you make this smoothie nut free?
Instead of cashews, you can use pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds (unsalted) or use about a tablespoon of sunbutter or tahini in place of the cashews.
Can you make this smoothie with fresh fruit?
If you only have fresh raspberries and peaches, you can still make this peach raspberry smoothie. If you have time the night before, freeze the fruit (wash, peel and chop the fruit) so that you have frozen fruit ready for your smoothie the next day.
If you don’t have time to freeze the fruit in advance, add about 1/2 cup of ice to the blender along with the other ingredients. The ice will help to thicken the smoothie and also make it nice and cold and refreshing. You may want to reduce the milk from 1 cup to 3/4 cup to account for the extra “liquid” from the ice that can water down the flavor of the smoothie.
- Fridge – Store leftover peach raspberry smoothie in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Stir the smoothie before enjoying leftovers. For the best texture, reblend in a blender with some ice.
- Freezer – Pour any leftovers into a popsicle mold or make smoothie cubes by pouring the smoothie into ice cube or soupercube trays. Once frozen, pop them out and store in a freezer safe bag or container. Use the smoothie cubes in other smoothies for added flavor or blend together with dairy free milk to make a new smoothie.
- Peaches – you can also use nectarines or replace the peaches with mango or banana.
- Raspberries – use any other berry (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries) or replace with dark sweet cherries.
- Yogurt – replace the yogurt with 1/2 cup of milk plus 1/4 cup of oats, 1/2 of a frozen banana or 1/2 an avocado for the same creamy texture.
- Milk – if you don’t have milk on hand, you can use coconut water or water.
- Cashews – replace with any other nut or seed you have on hand or use about 1 tablespoon of nut butter (cashew butter, almond butter, sunbutter, tahini).
- Chia seeds – replace chia seeds with ground flax, ground chia seeds or simply omit them from the recipe.
- Honey or maple syrup – if you don’t want to use a liquid sweetener, add 1-2 pitted dates, 1/2 a frozen banana or a handful of raisins.
If you love this peach and raspberry smoothie recipe, you should try
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- Pineapple Peach Smoothie
- Raspberry Blueberry Smoothie
- Raspberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
Peach Raspberry Smoothie
- Measure out the ingredients into a high speed blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.