Banana, Strawberry, Peach Smoothie

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 27, 2009

Banana Strawberry Peach Smoothie Recipe

This is my new favorite smoothie!  The boys and I usually having a smoothie with lunch and this has been a hit for the past few weeks.  I will say that it tastes different each time, probably depending on how ripe and sweet the peach is…and of course, how much sweetener is added!  I find that the ripest (softest…without being bruised and damaged) peaches make the best tasting smoothies!!!

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Banana, Strawberry, Peach Smoothie

Yield – 4 – 8 oz servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 0 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 banana ($.10)
  • 1 peach, seed removed ($.30)
  • 1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen ($.35)
  • 1 cup milk ($.10) Rice milk for us!
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed ($.10)
  • 1 Tbsp sweetener…honey, agave, sugar ($.05)
  • Water to fill blender to 4 cups

Directions

  • Add banana, peach (with or without skin…lots of nutrients in the skin!), strawberries into the blender. Add milk, flaxseed and sweetener.
  • Fill blender with water until the liquid level reaches 4 cups. Don’t have markings…add about 2 cups of water.
  • Blend on low for 30 seconds, then blend on high for 30 seconds, or until smooth and creamy!
  • Drink immediately!!!

Cost $1.00

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Camilla July 27, 2009 at 7:04 am

This recipe looks precious! I love making smoothies for light dinners. :)

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Michelle July 27, 2009 at 7:48 am

I am going to make this today. Thanks. :)

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Cortney @ evanhaslanded July 27, 2009 at 8:47 am

How funny! I had one of these this morning! Yummy! It wasn’t exactly the same recipe as yours but how I LOVE smoothies with peaches in them!!

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Erin Brown July 27, 2009 at 11:03 am

Hey Erin!!

That smoothie recipe looks amazing, I can never seem to get enough smoothies! I’m actually working on the launch of the all-new Chiquita™ Smoothies right now which I thought you might be interested in…they are all-natural and chock full of vitamin C. Although the best part may be the price; each can serves at least four which means that each glass of smoothie costs less than $1!!

I also just wanted to give you a heads-up about the Tropical Smooth-stakes (sweepstakes) we’re running (until the 31st!) to win a trip to Jamaica!

There’s also a coupon as well as some great smoothie recipes on the site that you might like to try (you might like the Strawberry Soy Power smoothie or the Island Paradise smoothie) – check it out at http://www.chiquitasmoothie.com/ and let me know what you think!

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Justin July 27, 2009 at 3:23 pm

This is a great recipe. With all the abundance of fruit this time a year, and the heat….these could be incredible. Thanks!

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Laura July 27, 2009 at 3:46 pm

I noticed you add flaxseed to a lot of smoothies. What does this do for think drink? I’ve never purchased it before, but I’ve seen it. Does it add flavor? Nutrients only? This recipe sounds DELICIOUS but I hate to go out and buy flaxseed just for this drink. Thanks!

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Erin July 27, 2009 at 7:10 pm

I add flaxseed for the nutrients…flaxseed is loaded with Omega-3s. I have used it in many recipes and in many baked goods. It doesn’t alter the taste in any way! I add a Tbsp here and there in smoothies and baked goods!

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emily July 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm

I make that smoothie for myself with spinach added. To try and get some more greens!

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Erin July 27, 2009 at 7:10 pm

We love to add spinach too…”green juice!”

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Frugal Friend July 27, 2009 at 5:09 pm

We love smoothies at our house too. My kids drink way too much juice. To curb this and make sure they are getting fruits, we make strawberry-blueberry smoothies. I never thought of adding ground flax seed so I’ll have to try that.

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Mandi July 27, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Oh this sounds really good! I made smoothies last week, and instead of water and milk used rice milk and a splash of Sunny D. It gave it sweetness, and was super thick (almost like soft serve ice cream!) It was delicious though!

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Jenny July 27, 2009 at 7:39 pm

I love smoothies, but I always found them too expensive – this is a great solution!!
Thanks very much.

-Jen

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kasey July 27, 2009 at 7:45 pm

I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes. Thanks!

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Amy July 27, 2009 at 9:43 pm

We make smoothies just about every day here. We’ve gotten to the point where I very rarely put any kind of sweetener in a smoothie. Bananas are enough to make it plenty sweet as long as they are nice and ripe. I slowly over time cut back on the sweetener so it was a gradual process. I wish my cost was as low as yours but we only use almond milk (runs about 50 cents a cup although I just use about a cup and add water like you do).

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Christina Baita July 28, 2009 at 8:34 am

Yum! I love smoothies too and it;s fun to try what others come up with. I see that you use rice ‘milk”, which is funny because I met another flight attendant this past week that cannot bring herself to drink anything “milk”. I had to tell her how rice milk and almond milk is made and promise that it’s NOT actually milk. Too funny. I think she may try it and some serious convincing.

Thanks for the new smoothie. Can’t wait to try it.

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Sarah July 28, 2009 at 7:59 pm

This was delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I wish I would have found you at Blogher, it would have been nice to meet!

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Kristal July 29, 2009 at 6:20 am

Just made this – yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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Anuan July 30, 2009 at 12:41 am

Banana berry smoothies are a great treat at our house. Sometimes for a breakfast meal I add a few teaspoons of powdered oatmeal to thicken the smoothie. With that in the morning, it keeps me going until lunch time Especially if its going to be a busy day.

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Valerie Barber August 2, 2009 at 10:13 pm

We just made this at our house and everyone participated–great to teach the kids measuring and following a recipe plus the satisfaction of drinking your very own creation!! Very yummy! It was so good and they didn’t even know it was good for them–thanks for the recipe.

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Amy August 24, 2009 at 2:15 am

Just picked up a bunch of fresh peaches at Vons for .49/lb. Gonna use these to try some smoothies. I love sneaking in the flax seed for some extra Omega 3’s. Also, I love the idea of adding powdered oatmeal, need to try that as well. Thanks for all your tips & recipes. Everything I’ve tried so far has been great.

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Wanda June 9, 2011 at 8:49 am

Had to use up that last banana before it went bad…used frozen peaches and strawberries! THIS WAS SO GOOD! My daughter loves smoothies…this can double as a drink with dinner and her dessert.

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