Peach and OJ Smoothie

peach and oj smoothie recipe

Peach and OJ Smoothie

This fruit smoothie mixes up quickly and will be a favorite of young kids. So this is a good way to nudge younger kids away from processed and refined snacks.

Of course, adults can also enjoy this quick and easy smoothie. This is another recipe with only four ingredients – keeping it sane and simple :-)

Keep in mind that the recipe calls for a frozen banana. This will need to freeze for at least overnight. I like to use the Press ‘n Seal type of plastic wrap from Glad when freezing a banana. I just tear off a piece of the wrap, cut a ripe banana into 1/2 inch pieces and lay them on the wrap with a little space in between each slice. Then I just wrap up the Press ‘n Seal and toss it in the freezer – it sticks together nicely.

This is great for an afternoon snack, but if you are watching your weight, I recommend you eat fruits or fruit smoothies, like this one in the morning to give your body a chance to burn off the natural sugars.

Peach and OJ Smoothie

courtesy of Dr. Becky Fitness

Course: Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 cup frozen Peach slices
  • 1 frozen Banana*
  • 2 Tablespoons slivered almonds

Instructions

  • Pour the orange juice into a blender
  • Add the peach and banana slices
  • Add the almonds
  • Blend until smooth

Notes

Read the label on your orange juice to avoid any added sugars or better yet, squeeze your own.
*Freeze the banana for at least 24 hours before using for the smoothie. To freeze, cut a banana into ½ inch pieces, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze.
For a little different taste, substitute pineapple juice for orange juice

About the Author

Dr. Becky Gillaspy, DC graduated Summa Cum Laude with research honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1991.