This banana peach yogurt smoothie is so easy, delicious, and simple to make. Frozen bananas, frozen pineapples, fresh peaches, Medjool dates, and yogurt is all blended together for the ultimate end-of-summer smoothie!
What I Love About This Recipe
I'm a little bit of a smoothie fanatic. Most of my daily smoothies are vegan and a combination of fruit and vegetables. I decided to go rogue on this recipe and change things up a bit. This all-fruit smoothie is complimented with creamy yogurt, fresh ripe peaches, and sweetened with Medjool dates. It's the ultimate sweet treat packed full of vitamins and minerals. This smoothie reminds me a little bit of peach ice cream.
- Frozen bananas: I highly recommend using frozen bananas for all smoothie recipes. Bananas are creamy, sweet, and take on an ice cream like texture when blended.
- Fresh peaches: I recommend fresh (not frozen) peaches, especially in season. Fresh peaches are sweet and juicy making this smoothie recipe just perfect.
- Yogurt: Many of my other smoothie recipes are vegan, but this banana peach smoothie really tastes great with yogurt. It sort of reminds me of peaches and cream or a less intense peach ice cream.
- Medjool dates: Medjool dates are an excellent all natural smoothie sweetener. They blend up really nicely into the smoothie. Just remember to remove the pits!
See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for quantities.
How To Make A Peach Yogurt Smoothie
Remove the pits from the dried Medjool dates. Add the frozen banana, frozen pineapple, and Medjool dates to the blender. Cut the peaches to remove the peach seed. Add the yogurt, water, and sliced peaches to the blender.
Tip: Keep the peel on the peaches.
Turn the blender on high for about 30 seconds until the fruit is completely blended.
Tips and Tricks
Frozen bananas are the key to a creamy and sweet smoothie. It's very easy to have a freezer-stash of frozen bananas at home. Anytime bananas are ripe and not going to be used, peel them, break them in half, and stick them in a gallon freezer-storage bag. Frozen bananas stay white for a couple of months in the freezer, but over time, they may start to turn brown. I usually throw them out when they fully change colors, but one of my old coworkers used to blend them up.
The second biggest tip is using fresh ripe peaches. The main ingredient for this banana peach smoothie is peaches, and they make all the difference.
Variations and Substitutions
- Use agave nectar or honey in lieu of dates. An alternate all-natural substitute to Medjool dates are agave nectar and honey.
- Substitute fresh pineapple for frozen pineapple. If you don't have frozen pineapple on hand, fresh pineapple is an equivalent substitute.
- Use nectarines in lieu of peaches. The most important thing for this recipe is ripe and fresh peaches or nectarines.
- Substitute greek yogurt for yogurt.
Store the smoothie in the fridge for up to 16 hours. Keep at room temperature for up to 1 hour.
Another option for this banana peach yogurt smoothie is storing the banana, pineapple, and peaches in freezer-friendly storage bags. Just add yogurt, dates, frozen fruit, and water to a blender. If the peaches are frozen, you will need to add a little more water.
Keep the peel on the peaches for smoothies. The peel blends into the smoothie easily.
It depends on what you put inside the fruit smoothie. If using all-natural ingredients, a smoothie can be a healthy part of a well-balanced diet.