My smoothie of choice is almost always a green smoothie. I am not a big “vegetables on the side” eater so blending kale, spinach, and other vegetables into a smoothie works for me. I guess, like some kids, I need my vegetables hidden too. It ‘s not that I don’t like vegetables, because I do, it’s just easier for me to consume them in a big ole green smoothie.
For this smoothie recipe I decided to leave the greens out. I was inspired to do so after thumbing through a new smoothie cookbook I bought a few weeks ago called Superfood Smoothies by Julie Morris. Most of the recipes do not include greens but do include superfoods like acai berries, cacao, camu berries, chia seeds, flaxseed, and some others. She describes the benefits of each superfood along with where you can buy them, servings sizes, and what can be substituted. I found this information to be very enlightening.
I decided to do a variation of the Raspberry Peach Smoothie in her book (pg. 60). She used equal amounts of peaches and raspberries. I opted for more peaches because sometimes raspberries are a little too tart and seedy for me. To sweeten the smoothie she used Medjool dates. I didn’t have any on hand so I used 2-3 teaspoons of pure maple syrup. I also used unsweetened coconut milk instead of almond milk. Either one will do but I personally love coconut milk because of the added creaminess it gives to my smoothies. I also added a little lemon just because I like lemon. For the power food I used chia seeds which is what she used.
This smoothie was so refreshing and delicious. The tartness and sweetness was nicely balanced. If you need it sweeter just add a little more maple syrup.
What I like about this recipe is its dairy free and does not use banana. I like banana in my smoothies but a lot of my readers ask for smoothie recipes with no banana. If you are one of them, this is for you.
This Peach Raspberry Superfood Smoothie has only 161 calories 4 Weight Watchers Points Plus for a 3 cup serving. It also has 10 grams of fiber per serving. This will help keep you full till morning snack.
- 1.5 cups frozen peaches
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- juice from half of lemon
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2-3 teaspoons of pure maple syrup
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add more water, if needed, for desired consistency.
You can make these smoothies ahead of time and store in mason jars. The consistency will be thinner but just as tasty. They usually last 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
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