Drinks

June 9, 2020

Peach Sunrise Smoothie

Brighten your morning with a burst of vitamin C from this Peach Sunrise Smoothie! Each sip is bursting with fresh strawberries, peach slices, orange juice, and creamy Greek yogurt with a touch of cinnamon.

The calendar says it’s summer, but it’s been raining and in the 50s here in Provo, Utah for the last week. To make myself feel better, I marched into Walmart, bought every bag of frozen fruit I could find, and made fruit smoothies for breakfast so at least my tummy felt like it was summer. After experimenting with many different flavors and fruits, I’m proud to say I created liquid rays of sunshine to enjoy for breakfast: my Peach Sunrise Smoothie!

Why are smoothies a good choice for breakfast?

They are a fantastic way to make sure you get fruit and dairy into your diet, as well as all the good vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that come with them. Not to mention how easy they are to whip up. This recipe is no exception!

A tall glass of the thick and creamy Peach Sunrise Smoothie with sliced peaches and strawberries scattered around.

What's inside this Peach Sunrise Smoothie?

Yes, I mean it when I say “liquid rays of sunshine.” This smoothie is bursting with vibrant colors, flavors, and vitamins to set the tone for the rest of your day. Inside, you’ll find:

  • Ripe peaches: 15% DV of vitamin C, great source of fiber and antioxidants
  • Frozen strawberries: [frozen] helps to thicken the smoothie, good source of vitamin C and folate
  • Nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt: I always use Oikos Triple Zero for my smoothies because there’s zero fat, zero added sugars, and zero artificial sweeteners with lots of protein and fiber! It makes the smoothie thicker and creamier.
  • Almond milk: much lower in carbs and natural sugars than traditional milk, which balances out this fruity smoothie; great source of vitamin E. Click here to learn more about the benefits of almond milk!
  • Orange juice: a burst of citrus balances the sweeter fruits and adds more vitamin C!
  • Cinnamon: just like adding salt to chocolate chip cookies or fresh caramel, cinnamon brings out the bright flavors of the peaches, strawberries, and orange juice; it’s also packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and helps lower blood sugar

I use both frozen peaches and frozen strawberries when I make this recipe, just because frozen fruit is cheaper and lasts longer. It also keeps the smoothie chilled and thick! If you use fresh fruit, make sure to add some ice cubes in the mix.

A tall glass of the thick and creamy Peach Sunrise Smoothie with sliced peaches and strawberries scattered around.

Tips for the Best Smoothies

When it comes to making smoothies, it’s as simple as throwing everything in a blender and pressing a button. However, here are some tips to make sure you get the best blended smoothie every single time:

  • Use a small upright blender: this is a must-have in my kitchen. I love the 14-oz. Hamilton Beach Personal Blender because it's the perfect size for my morning smoothies. It even comes with a travel lid! You can grab your own blender here on Amazon.
  • Add ingredients from most liquid to most solid: even if the recipe lists the fruits first, make sure to add the milks and juices first (by the blade), then the yogurts and semi-solids, then the frozen foods. This ensures there’s enough liquids to blend the solids quickly and thoroughly!
  • Use frozen fruits: as much as I love fresh fruit, frozen is definitely preferred when it comes to smoothies. Frozen fruit is cheaper by the pound, easier to store, lasts longer (indefinitely, really), keeps the drink nice and cold, and thickens the smoothie more than fresh fruit would. There’s also a little more variety out there! Walmart carries bags of strawberries and blueberries, but they also have mixed berry blends, tropical blends, and other fun combinations!
  • Incorporate yogurt or nut butters: these two foods are great for adding flavor, texture, and density to smoothies. Some of my favorite combinations are Creamy Peanut Butter Banana, PB&J, and my Mixed Berry Banana Smoothie! Be sure to check those recipes out!

A tall glass of the thick and creamy Peach Sunrise Smoothie with sliced peaches and strawberries scattered around.

I’ve seriously had this smoothie every single day for the last week because it’s THAT GOOD. Sorry PB Banana, but I’ve found a new favorite! I know you’ll love this recipe as much as I do, so make sure to leave a comment and rating below and let me know!

Peach Sunrise Smoothie

Brighten your morning with a burst of vitamin C from this Peach Sunrise Smoothie! Each sip is bursting with fresh strawberries, peach slices, orange juice, and creamy Greek yogurt with a touch of cinnamon.

Author:

Brooke Harmer

Prep:

5

min

cook:

0

min

total:

5

min

servings:

1

Ingredients

  • ½ C frozen strawberries
  • ½ C frozen peaches
  • ½ C nonfat vanilla greek yogurt
  • ½ C almond milk
  • ¼ C orange juice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender until smooth.

Notes

Nutrition facts are a calculated estimate of one smoothie.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 smoothie / Calories: 168 / Fat: 1.3g / Carbohydrates: 28g / Fiber: 4.5g / Sugar: 17.8g / Protein: 12.5g