Am I the only one losing track of days this summer? We’ve been busy busy busy doing fun summer things and I swear yesterday felt like Saturday, and today I wake up and it’s Wednesday, and I’m confused and frazzled.
Not so frazzled that I can’t share this smoothie recipe with you, but frazzled enough that it took me forever to decide on breakfast once I realized we were out of pineapple and I couldn’t make this again today.
We spent yesterday at the Toledo Zoo, and I was so happy we made the drive down to see it! It was well worth the trip. They have a huge aquarium that has recently been renovated, and it was amazing. Tons of beautiful fish, awesome jellyfish, seahorses, crabs, and other sea creatures, and even a station where you could “pet” a sea urchin and a horseshoe crab. The boys had a great time. And we saw so many other animals as well – it was a perfect outing for the first week of summer.
Anyway, back to the recipe. This is my favorite smoothie right now. The peach and pineapple combination with a little bit of coconut milk is so light and refreshing, plus it’s so easy to make on busy summer days.
As peaches are not in season yet here in Michigan, I have been using frozen peach slices. One little drawback of the frozen peaches is that they tend to be on the tart side. Boo. To combat that, I have been adding a little bit of maple syrup. You can adjust the sweetener based on how ripe your fruit is – I would expect that if you have really ripe fresh peaches, you won’t need any sweetener.
If you do start with fresh fruit, I would still freeze it first to keep this smoothie extra frosty and refreshing!
- 1½ cup frozen peach slices
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- ½ cup unsweetened refrigerated coconut milk (I used SO Delicious) or non-dairy milk of your choice
- ½ - 1 Tablespoon maple syrup (optional, adjust according to your taste)
- unsweetened shredded coconut and chia seeds for on top (optional)
- Place the frozen fruit in the blender. Let thaw slightly for about 10 minutes.
- Add the coconut milk and blend on high until very smooth.
- Taste and see if sweetener is needed, if so, add maple syrup, and blend again for a few seconds.
- Pour into a glass and top with chia seeds and coconut.