Friday, August 17, 2012

Peach and Banana Smoothie

Continuing our month long obsession with all things peach, today we present this rich, creamy, velvety, decadent...oh, wait...it only tastes like it's those things.  In reality, it's skinny, healthy and amazingly refreshing.  Made with fresh fruit, fat free yogurt and low fat milk, this smoothie is a serious energy boost and vitamin powerhouse.


So what's the secret to making it seem rich and creamy and forbidden?  Greek style yogurt is thicker than regular yogurt and has a velvety texture.  And freezing the banana gives the smoothie its body without diluting it with ice.  A touch of mint for that little extra something and you'll think you're indulging in a rare treat.  Enjoy!





Ingredients
1 Peach, pitted
1 Banana, frozen
1/2 Cup plain fat free Greek style yogurt
1/2 Cup low fat milk
4 Mint leaves
1 Tablespoon simple syrup or other sweetener
Dash of salt

Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree until completely smooth.  The recipe makes approximately 14 oz. so you can have one tall smoothie for yourself or two 7 oz. glasses to share.  Note that I find it easiest to peel the banana and place it in a plastic baggie before freezing it.




This recipe is being shared at The Weekend Potluck #31
This recipe is being shared at A Lil Country Sugar and FoodieFriendsFriday 
This recipe is being shared at Thursday's Treasures  

18 comments:

  1. A great combination of 2 great fruit!

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  2. Oh, this is a great smoothie! I would love one of these for breakfast!

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  3. A perfect smoothie for this time of year! Can't wait to try this!

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  4. Yummy!! I love all things peach too so this is right up my alley x

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  5. Sneaky sneaky w that yogurt!

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  6. I love greek yogurt in smoothies and tons of other foods ... Happy Friday :-)

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  7. Ooooooh if I liked peaches....omg...this smoothie sounds wonderful.

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  8. This smoothie looks just perfect! I love using frozen bananas in smoothies and would probably go a step farther to freeze the peach to make it nice and cold and thick...love the idea of mint leaves in a smoothie!!

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  9. This smoothie looks absolutely delicious! I eat a smoothie every day, so I'm definitely going to give this one a try!! Have a great weekend!!!

    Christy

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  10. Dear Anita, This smoothie looks beautiful and sounds beautiful! A healthy and refreshing treat. I found your blog through Foodie Friday! Please do come and visit soon. Blessings, Catherine

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  11. this smoothie looks so delicious, i especially love the mint in there! yum!

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  12. Love peach and banana smoothies... I always freeze the peaches that are quite tasty enough to eat fresh but are good for smoothies. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends friday and remember to come and vote on Sunday. Newest follower.
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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  13. I haven't made smoothies in years because either they're too fattening or green :/ Yours looks perfect...and the peach banana combo sounds fantastic! Hope you're having a lovely weekend~

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  14. This is the perfect smoothie for me. I love the peach/banana combo. Yum!

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  15. This sounds delicious! Love the combination of peach and banana - don't think I've ever had those two in a smoothie together before!

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  16. LOVE!!!! My boys will be so happy when I make these. Thnak you so much for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 47 http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/08/thursdays-treasures-week-47.html

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  17. I've features these amazing smoothies on Thursday's Treasures Week 48. <3 and hugs!

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