Peach Banana Colada Smoothie

When weather is warm I crave fruit more so than other times of the year.

And it’s plenty warm here in Aruba.

So fruit smoothies have been in full swing.

They’re also easy, fast, plant-based, naturally vegan and gluten free.

And kiddie-approved, too.

She begs me for smoothies.  There are far worse things she could beg me for.

This is an easy request:


Peach Banana Colada Smoothie (non-alcoholic)

2 small/medium bananas (previously frozen is ideal but not essential)

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

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 c ice cubes (use your judgment)

1/4 c white sugar (or sweetener to taste such as honey, agave, sugar, stevia, vanilla NuNaturals stevia drops.  Some may find sweetener optional but I don’t)

The remainder is optional:

1/4 c milk (nut milk, vanilla flavored nut milk, milk, cream, or peach mango milk)

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 granola, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, raisins

For the adults: 1 to 2 ounces rum (dark rum, light rum, Malibu)

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

Yields: one hearty portion or two more moderate portions.  Or, double the recipe, pour into plastic glasses and freeze, and pull out of the freezer as needed over the next few days to save time.



Add everything to the Magic Bullet.  I left the Vita at home. Blend and enjoy!

These have been great in the mornings…

…and also in the afternoons after the beach when we’re hot, tired, need something but don’t want to eat anything too heavy before dinner.

And maybe just maybe Scott and I may have been spiking ours with a little rum.  Maybe.

It was awesome reading over the comments on my last post, Local Aruba Sights, about your traveling adventures and whether you like to see the local sights when you travel and just how many “touristy” things you do.  Or avoid.

And please keep the comments coming on both the Business Cards Giveaway

And my post on Career Fantasy & Doing What You WantI love these!


1. Do you like pina coladas?  Or peach coladas?

Yes, both.

But I like peach pina coladas better.

Something about the peach and the pineapple really hits the spot for me.  Vintage pictures, 2009

2. How’s your week going?  Anything exciting going on?

Being on vacation has been fabulous for me.  It’s given me some time to recharge my batteries and do some major thinking, soul searching, and pondering.

And it also has given me time to take care of some blog housekeeping details.  Like, I updated my Beverages/Smoothie Recipes Tab so you an find some recent hits more easily.  Thrilling, I know.

What’s been going on with you?

56 comments on “Peach Banana Colada Smoothie”

  1. Ohh this recipe is perfectly suited for your vacation post! Love it!
    I prefer my coladas pina, although this could be because I havent had a peach colada… Must change this soon.

    Your baby girl is so precious!

  2. I love pina colada’s so I’m going to go ahead and say that I (will) love peach coladas. I’ll have to try it out with your recipe soon! Especially since it’s definitely smoothie weather where I live.

  3. I like ALL colodas – haha!!! It sounds SUPERB, and perfect for sitting on my deck and fantasizing that I am in Aruba :-)

  4. Mmm, I used to make pina colada smoothies, they were so yummy! I have to do that again :D + peach sounds amazing too :D
    We’re potty training here :( So at least 50% of my day has been spent in the bathroom so far(and trust me, it’s probably the smallest bathroom you’ve ever seen). At least. And everything is taking me forever to do. I’m already wondering how dinner is going to get done. I’m so looking forward to nap time, haha.

  5. This looks sooo refreshing! I love smoothies but RARELY have them. Mainly because I HATE cleaning my Vita-Mix, LOL. I need to make it worth it… make two servings and force Dustin to drink up! ;)

    Now that the weather is nice I think I’ll try to have them more often. I always enjoy them when I take the time to make them–providing I don’t over-blend them and whip them into mousse. :?

    I have Magic Bullet, too. But the cups… that’s a good question. They seem to have run away from home, lol.

    I think I just might make a vegan smoothie for a bedtime snack. Vegan… can’t handle much dairy before bed. I’ve been hearing wonderful things about goat and sheep’s milk for people that can’t have moo juice! They say it’s MUCH easier to digest. I love goat cheese, so I’m going to pick up some goat milk to test out next month. :)

    I’m feeling sleepy babbly… can you tell? hehe <3

  6. oh man I bet the fruit in Aruba are way better than here! ;) so true, there are way worse things she can ask for.

  7. Yum–makes my mouth water just to look at it. I adore smoothies…

    We have the explosion of green going on here, and trying to find some focus–so much to do and so much to pay attention to!

  8. Aruba, peach + banana smoothie… hmmmm sounds like a dream.
    I luv smoothies! Especially with frozen mangoes from Trader Joe’s.
    Beautiful pictures!

  9. Me too on warm weather, especially watermelon and watermelon cocktails. The smoothie recipe looks good.

    1. Sure, any fruit cocktail is alright with me.
    2. Not really, just planning the office re-do and stressing at work. :-)

  10. Your smoothie looks good! Like that you put peaches in it, thats one of my favorit fruits!
    My week so far has been all work. Im fine with that though, I LOVE my job :D And today I had my exam, really exited to be done with that :)
    Hope you are enjoying your week too! I guess you are.. ;)

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  12. Yumm!! I had a mixed berry (raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, blakcberry) smoothie this morning, but might go a little more tropical tomorrow – hopefully that will encourage the weather to cheer up where I am!

  13. Hey,

    I love pina coladas. Although I do like the alcoholic version, I made your recipe on Monday night with friends and it was GOOD!!

  14. LOVE pina coladas! Never tried a peach one but I would imagine I’d like that, too! ;)

  15. Your peach banana colada smoothie is a must during my holidays at the beach. But of course I will prepare it with fresh peaches :-)

  16. One after the other we are having exquisite delights from you. Not just that you make our mouth water, you also make us jealous of you having such a wonderful lifestyle.

  17. This smoothie looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it :)
    I don’t like pina colada though, I’m not a fan of coconut, been sick of it once and now hate it…

    PS : Please help me choose from the cooking books listed on The Veggie Eco-Life

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