Today we prepare for the most romantic day of the year! We’ll be making this healthy and easy Valentine’s day peach strawberry smoothie. This refreshing fruity drink is packed with flavor and a ton of nutrients. And it’s very customizable!
This quick drink will allow you to spend more time with your loved one and less time cooking away in the kitchen!
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Why I Love This Peach Strawberry Smoothie!
There are many reasons this peach strawberry smoothie will be a hit this Valentine’s day!
First and foremost, it’s super healthy! This smoothie is made with fresh peaches and mango. You can also use fresh or frozen strawberries. Either way, they are packed with nutrients!
Some of the most note-worthy vitamins you will be getting include vitamins A, B6, B9, C, E, and K. In terms of minerals, you are collectively looking at potassium, manganese, iron, copper, choline, and magnesium. And let’s not forget the immense amount of antioxidants these fruits contain!
On a day like Valentine’s day, which is filled with high-calorie meals and sweet treats, the last thing you want to think about is portion control! This smoothie will give you one less reason to hold back on indulging a little!
Incredibly Easy To Make And Quick
If you are one of those people, like me, who loves making everything from scratch on this special day, you know that every shortcut you CAN take, you should take. If you want to get to everything you planned on making, time management is crucial!
Luckily, this smoothie can just be tossed together! If you are short on time, you can even buy pre-cut frozen or fresh fruit!
One of the biggest benefits of this strawberry and peach smoothie is that it is extremely customizable! The flavors already blend together beautifully, but you can easily add more or less of one or the other.
And take a look at the variations section for more ideas on how you can adjust the smoothie to meet your specific preferences.
Versatile In How You Serve It
And finally, this smoothie can be served before or with breakfast, for lunch, on a picnic, or on a romantic beach getaway.
It pairs well with anything fresh and light. I have served mine with this Cucumber And Onion Salad as well as my famous Chicken Kale Salad.
For something a little more savory, you can serve this strawberry Valentine’s smoothie with my delicious Sam And Cat Meatballs or these Greek Chicken Souvlaki Skewers.
What You Need To Make This Healthy Valentine’s Day Smoothie
This is a 5-ingredient smoothie. All you need are peaches, strawberries, mango, yogurt, and coconut milk.
Each of these ingredients is very customizable. You can add more or less to adjust the flavor to your preferences. And you can even use fresh or frozen fruit as well. Whatever makes your life easiest!
In terms of yogurt and coconut milk, feel free to use alternative ingredients.
Variations For This Peach Strawberry Smoothie
To make a vegan Valentine’s day smoothie, substitute the yogurt with a vegan alternative, like cashew yogurt or coconut yogurt. Trust me, there are many options out there today, and they are all relatively easily accessible!
If you don’t like the flavor of coconut, you can always use an alternative plant-based milk (and yogurt). I love oat milk with this strawberry peach smoothie.
You can also use no-fat or low-fat alternatives.
If you want to make the smoothie sweeter, add some honey or agave nectar (for a vegan option). But personally, I feel like this smoothie is already sweet enough from all the natural sugars.
And finally, you can also add a couple of freshly picked mint leaves. They will add a herbaceous floral flavor that really enhances the natural fruitiness of the fruits.
Tips And Tricks For This Peach Strawberry Smoothie
- You have to peel the mango because the skin isn’t very appealing or edible. However, for the peach, you can leave the skin on. It contains a ton of nutrients and is soft enough to blend smoothly.
- You can alter the texture of this smoothie by straining it. This will separate the juice from the pulp. Then, you can add some pulp back into the smoothie mixture to get the perfect texture that you like! This step is completely optional and personally, I don’t do it. It removes some of the thick texture that I love about this recipe.
- If you have any leftover smoothies, you can either keep them inside the fridge or freezer. I prefer the freezer because it doesn’t discolor as much and it doesn’t oxidize and get a bitter flavor. If you do store it inside the fridge, it’s best to use it within a couple of hours.
You definitely can, but I don’t recommend doing so. First, they will add a ton more sugar as they are usually preserved in sugar syrup. Secondly, these peaches don’t contain many nutrients. They will also not add a fresh flavor and crisp, clean texture. So, it’s possible, but not ideal.
It’s best to avoid mixing acidic and sub-acidic fruits (like lemons, apples, and pomegranates) with sweet fruits (like peaches, mangoes, and strawberries). This combination makes it difficult to digest and properly absorb nutrients.
Peach Strawberry Smoothie
- 1 1/2 cups peach
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup mango
- 3/4 cup yogurt
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- To start, prepare the fruits. Wash and dry all of the fruits first. Then, cut them all into bite-sized chunks.
- Once the fruits are prepared, place them all into the blender.
- Add the yogurt and coconut milk.
- Blend all the ingredients until you have a uniform lump-free smoothie.
- This is where you can strain the smoothie to remove some of the pulp. But it's completely optional!
- Pour the fresh peach strawberry smoothie into glasses and garnish each with thin slices of fresh peach.
- Serve immediately alongside a special breakfast or as part of a romantic picnic.
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