Coat your insides with this delicious and creamy green smoothie made with Silk almondmilk® and delicious fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables. This post is sponsored by Silk. Please see my disclosures.
You know I love my green juices, but I’ve also been known to enjoy a green smoothie, on occasion, too.
What’s the difference between a juice and a smoothie?
A juice is made using a juicer that extracts the juice from fruits and vegetables by crushing, grinding and squeezing the produce. The fibrous part of the plants is discarded.
A smoothie is made in a high-speed blender. All the ingredients are blended together until “smooth” and nothing is discarded. You can add seeds, nut butters and frozen fruits and vegetables to a smoothie whereas a juice can only be made with fresh produce.
There are pros and cons to each, but let’s face it, adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet is a good thing no matter how you “mix” it.
In fact, both juicing and blending breaks down your food into easy-to-digest bits that go down smooth and coat your insides with green goodness!
About the Ingredients
Today I want to share a peachy green smoothie recipe with you. It features my go-to plant-based beverage alternative, Silk almondmilk, which we always have a carton of in our fridge. (If you don’t see Silk almondmilk in my fridge, you’ll either see Silk soymilk or Silk cashewmilk. In other words, there’s always a plant-based beverage alternative in my fridge.)
Adding Silk almondmilk makes your smoothie more silky and smooth than using water (although you could use any liquid of choice to make any smoothie).
While you can only enjoy fresh peaches for a few weeks out of the year, you can enjoy frozen peaches year-round. This year, I bought a huge case of peaches from the Boy Scouts. I pitted and sliced the peaches and froze them for use in smoothies throughout the year.
While you’re shopping, be sure to pick up some fresh spinach, a green apple, ground flaxseeds, and a banana (optional).
How to Make My Lean Green Peach Smoothie
To make this silky-smooth breakfast smoothie, combine the following ingredients inside your high-speed blender:
- 1 cup Silk Almondmilk
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 1 green apple
- 2 cups of frozen peach slices
- 1-2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 frozen banana (optional if you want your smoothie a bit sweeter)
Blend everything on high until smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides a bit if some of the items didn’t fully blend.
Just look at the vibrant green color. Beautiful! You know this must be good just by looking at it.
Tips and Troubleshooting
Here are a few ways to ensure your smoothie recipe comes out perfect each and every time:
Too Thick/Thin: If the smoothie mixture is too thick, add more Silk almondmilk or water. If the mixture is too thin, add a few more frozen chunks of fruit or a few ice cubes and blend until smooth.
Swaps: Play around with making this smoothie your own by adding or removing any item you like or don’t like. A general rule of thumb is to use 1 cup of liquid, 1 green vegetable, and 1-2 different frozen fruits. Keep in mind, however, if you use blueberries or blackberries in your smoothie, it may turn brownish in color vs. vibrant green.
Bananas: Ripe bananas always add a wonderful sweetness and creaminess to smoothies. To freeze a banana, peel it and then wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze it overnight. If you freeze the banana inside the peel, it may need to defrost for 10 minutes before the peel is removable.
No Blender: You need a high-speed blender to make a smoothie, but you could also try making it in your food processor.
Enjoy as a Smoothie Bowl: If you’d like to enjoy this recipe as a smoothie bowl, use 3/4 cup of Silk almondmilk vs. 1 cup. It will make the mixture thicker so you can enjoy it with a spoon vs. straw. Top your smoothie bowl with sliced peaches, slivered almonds and dried coconut flakes.
Experiment. I love experimenting with whatever fruits and vegetables I have in the house. You can also get creative by adding fun nut butters and seeds to your smoothies.
Additional Smoothie Recipes
You might like these smoothie recipes too:
Tropical Smoothie: This delicious tropical mango-coconutmilk smoothie is made with So Delicious organic coconutmilk and goes down smooth!
Citrus Mint Smoothie Bowl: Enjoy your smoothie in a bowl with this tasty Citrus Mint Smoothie Bowl made with Silk almondmilk.
Lean Green Peach Smoothie
- High speed blender
- 1 cup Silk almondmilk unsweetened vanilla
- 2 cups spinach fresh
- 1 green apple cored and seeds removed
- 2 cups peaches frozen, sliced
- 1-2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 frozen banana optional
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth, scraping down the sides if needed.
- Divide mixture into two glasses and enjoy immediately.