Peaches & Coconut Cream Smoothie

After I get done running outside in the Aruba heat…

…It’s nice to come inside and enjoy this.

After we get done playing at the beach…

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…a tropical fruity smoothie hits the spot and quenches what seems to be my never-ending thirst in this heat.

Sweet, tropical, and since I love peaches ‘n cream, I figured, why not make it a peaches and coconut cream smoothie.

Since we’re in the Caribbean and all.

It was a good call.

We’ve been going to town on these the past few days.

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Peaches & Coconut Cream Smoothie

1 banana (previously frozen is ideal but not essential)

1 c peaches (I used 5 canned peach halves in light syrup, but fresh would be great)

1/2 c coconut milk (canned, fresh, cream of coconut, or coconut creme concentrate)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 c ice cubes

1/4 c sugar, optional or to taste (or honey, agave, sugar, stevia, vanilla NuNaturals stevia drops to taste)

The remainder is optional:

1/3 c additional fruit (such strawberries, mango, pineapple, plums, nectarines, papaya, honeydew, cantaloupe, etc.)

1/4 c yogurt

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 scoop neutral or vanilla flavored protein powder

top with a handful of coconut flakes, granola, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, raisins

For a peach colada add 1 to 2 ounces rum (dark rum, light rum, Malibu)

Blend everything in Vita-Mix, Magic Bullet, or blender until smooth.

Yields: Approximately 12 ounces.  Store extra in the freezer and remove from freezer long enough to soften before drinking the leftover portion.

Note: if you are not a ‘coconut person’ or don’t have it on hand, simply use regular milk, cream, vegan milk, nut milk, soy milk, etc.

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So even if shoveling snow is the closest thing you’re doing to an outdoor workout this time of year…

…You could make this, add rum, and transport yourself to your own little happy place.

Not a bad thought on a cold winter day in my opinion.

Excuse me while I go dive in to this.

Then dive into more of this.

Questions:

What beverages are you consuming in abundance lately?

Water, vanilla iced coffee, and smoothies for me.

Hopefully some peach-pina coladas will be in abundance in the near future, too.

Or if you’re feeling a little more wintery or Christmas-season inspired, an Eggnog Chai Smoothie may be just what Santa ordered.

For other smoothie recipes, also check here

What was the last beverage you drank that you really enjoyed?


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54 comments on “Peaches & Coconut Cream Smoothie”

  1. Running in humid heat is an adjustment, I felt slimy after my morning runs in Florida! This smoothie looks fabulous, great pics and flavor combo! Beverages for me have been wine (j/k … not really), breakfast smoothies, and tons of water.

  2. I really enjoyed the last glass of red wine that I had. I love red wine … although I have been getting headaches from it lately, even after just one glass.

  3. A delicious post as usual!

    At first glance it looks like that first picture is just a mountain-shaped cookie rather than a stack of them. I was like, I want! Hahaha.

  4. Oh oops commented on the wrong post, but you know what i meant to do, I’m sure! :)

  5. Do you ever put booze into your drinks? Sorry, I’m a food and drink specialist – love your food photos – oh, and I’m a Yogi too – Cheers!

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