This peach mango smoothie is sure to be an A.M favorite! Fruits (and a sneaky vegetable) are blended with a touch of lime juice and unsweetened almond milk for a flavorful, customizable, and vegan smoothie.
Well, it happened. Right as I was getting comfortable with the layout of my new-ish grocery store, they went and moved around just about every aisle. That makes things exciting!
Crisscrossing the store to find the honey, I walked past a display of peach mango juice so many times that one must have leaped out straight into my cart. And no surprise here: it's delicious.
The only thing being that I tend to drink them lightening quick, which means I'm drinking calories but still looking around for breakfast or a snack within an hour. Not great.
That's where this peach mango smoothie comes in. It has all of the great flavors of my juice inspiration, but is thicker and more substantial than straight juice. If it takes longer to drink, my brain (and my stomach) feel way more satisfied.
At its base this smoothie features five ingredients: a peach, a mango, two carrots, a splash of lime juice, and milk. The squeeze of fresh lime juice adds such a wonderful quasi-tropical flavor complement!
My first choice is to use a fresh peach and a fresh mango, though those aren't two fruits I always have around. Plus both peeling a peach and peeling/slicing a slippery mango aren't exactly the easiest things to do in the morning when you just want to grab breakfast and go.
Frozen fruit certainly works here! I'd say around three-quarters of a cup of frozen peach chunks and one cup of frozen mango chunks would be appropriate substitutes, though there is definitely wiggle room on the quantities added. Just adjust the milk as needed for this smoothie to reach a sippable consistency.
Let's talk about the sneaky vegetable: carrots! Two whole carrots blend right in (literally) with the orange color and provide a boost of vitamins and nutrition. You won't even know they're in there.
As for the milk, unsweetened almond milk is a frequent ingredient in my kitchen (love it in blended chocolate chia pudding). I've recently been loving oat milk for a creamy-but-still-dairy-free option. Really any milk, including dairy milk, would work for this recipe.
This kefir smoothie includes lots of green goodness from spinach and avocado (!) and extra heft from granola and ground flaxseed! Kefir is a cultured milk product (like a thinner yogurt) and makes a great liquid to use in smoothies.
If you like your smoothies to be on the heftier side, this chocolate cherry smoothie just might fit the bill. It features oats, avocado, and frozen cherries for a healthier chocolate treat.
Speaking of, a lot of tinkering went into this recipe for the ultimate filling green smoothie. It fills you up like a meal and packs in lots of healthy ingredients.
P.S. While this is decisively NOT on the healthy smoothie train, if you really love the peach and mango flavors together, you might love white peach mango sangria!
Peach Mango Smoothie
- 1 ripe peach, peeled and chopped (or ¾ cup frozen peaches)
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped (or 1 cup frozen mango)
- 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 ½ teaspoon lime juice
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of your choice
- Optional: your favorite protein powder, flaxseed, spinach, oats, etc.
- Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until mixture is smooth. The smoothie will be fairly thick but still drinkable through a straw. Add additional milk one tablespoon at a time if you'd prefer a thinner consistency.
It has been so hot here (not that I am complaining)....and we enjoy smoothies for lunch. With the peach season just around the corner, this recipe will be the perfect place to use them. I will be watching for peaches at the market.
We've just started to see them at the farmers' market around here...definitely worth the wait!
I have never tried this combination and it sounds lovely and healthy. I would add oats to make it for my breakfast. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Love oats in smoothies - great idea! 🙂
Saw this mentioned on Prevention mag post. I'm always looking for new combos to hide strong vegetable taste in smoothies for kids. Thanks, Anna
Hope you enjoy, Anna! The carrots work here from both a taste and color standpoint. 🙂
Christine @nope.dk says
Loved this recipe. Hope you don't mind, but I used this on my website and translated it into my native tongue 🙂 I credited you, but if you want it taken down, please let me know xoxo
Just made this! I added half a cup of rolled oats and I used almond milk I had on hand. Delicious! Although next time I'm gonna go with skim milk, I want the powerhouse flavor to be the fruits, this time I et the fruit with a hint of that almond flavor.
Definitely delicious though!
So glad to hear that Cheyenne! Oats are a great addition. 🙂
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I love the gorgeous color of this smoothie, Alyssa! I make smoothies often, but I especially crave them during the summer. I'm loving the peach and mango combo!
Thanks Gayle! I definitely crave smoothies and other blended drinks more often in the summertime too!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
I just love love love peaches! I can't wait for the farmers market to have them. I eat them until my lips are tingling from all the acid. Worth it!
They're definitely one of my favorite fruits!! I don't think there's anything peach-flavored that I don't like. Definitely worth it! 🙂
My grocery store went through a huge remodel a couple months ago and I'm still fumbling through it trying to find everything! I love the sound of this smoothie with peaches and mango, and the carrot sounds like a great addition -- delicious!
Oh it's so bad Marcie! They literally picked up half of the aisle and transported it across the store, leaving a blank space with a sign saying "coffee now in aisle 7", etc. On top of it all they split up the baking aisle, so part of it went to one aisle and part went elsewhere! I think I spend 3x the time in there now. At least all of the fumbling got me to try peach mango juice and inspired this smoothie. 🙂