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Peachy Keen Vanilla Smoothie

Posted in Breakfasts, Drinks, Favourites by janet @ the taste space on August 11, 2011

Rob laughs at me because one of my guilty pleasures is ordering fresh juices and smoothies from restaurants. Nothing beats a fresh blend of ripe vegetables, or a creamy smoothie packed with fruits. Feeling guilty about eating something so healthy seems so odd, but when they cost over $5 a pop, that’s when I feel bad. I mean, I could make something similar at home… on the smoothie aspect, that is. Unfortunately my old food processor can’t make fresh juice.

But now that I have a high-speed Vitamix blender (wahoo!), even my smoothies taste better! An immersion blender keeps things a bit on the chunky side, a food processor is better and now I know how the professionals get that secret creamy consistency without the cream (although they could also be adding cream, too, without me knowing). It’s the blender.

I know the Vitamix is not just for smoothie and drinks, but that’s all I’ve made so far (in the 2 days I’ve had it unpacked!). Even the lowly smoothie has been brought to the next level with the Vitamix. I mean, it better. I can buy a lot of drinks at restos for $500. :P

My latest smoothie craze has been devouring local Ontario peaches. Throw in a fresh, ripe, pitted peach, half a frozen banana, vanilla, chia seeds and some soy milk. Blend to reach creamy peachy bliss. Sip and enjoy!

This is my submission to this month’s Veggie/Fruit a Month, featuring peaches, to this week’s Potluck Party for summer drinks, and to Ricki’s Summer Wellness Weekends.

Peachy Keen Vanilla Smoothie

1/2 banana, sliced and frozen
1 fresh ripe peach (or nectarine)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp chia seeds
3/4 cup soy milk

1. Add all ingredients to a food processor, or blender, or combine with an immersion blender. Blend until smooth.

Serves 1.

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  1. Joanne said, on August 11, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    I always think of buying drinks at restaurants as splurges! Granted, they are usually alcoholic, but still. I think this smoothie sounds fabulous. Now that I have my new food processor, I think I can actually make it!

  2. Dawn said, on August 11, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    I do believe this is the first time I ever drooled over a smoothie photo. It looks SO creamy. Yay for the new Vitamix!!!!!!

  3. Susan said, on August 11, 2011 at 11:35 PM

    I would feel much guiltier over the price paid for one of those 600-calorie+ concoctions at Starbucks. This looks golden-fresh and refreshing, not to mention healthy.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe for VFAM – Peaches, Janet!

  4. gfedge said, on August 12, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    I agree with Dawn about the picture – well done. It looks better than an calorie-filled ice cream malted. Love it that it is all fruit and milk thickened with chia, great nutrition. Thanks for posting at D, D, & D!

  5. Ricki said, on August 12, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    I’m the same way–I always order juice when I’m out because then I don’t have to clean the juicer! ;) This looks fabulous. So rich and thick! Thanks so much for submitting it to WW this week! :)

  6. miss figgy said, on August 12, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    congrats on getting a vitamix! I’ve had one for two years and it’s definitely my favorite kitchen appliance. I use it almost every day.

  7. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said, on August 14, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Now this just looks so delicious and refreshing!!

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  10. Krithi said, on September 5, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Home-made is always superior since we know what goes in the making and totally healthy!

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  11. Ashley said, on September 6, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Yaey Vitamix!!! I’m sure you’ll have tons of fun with it. This smoothie is a great way to start!

  12. okella said, on September 6, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    you have inspired me to get some bananas, freeze them and make this awesome smoothie!!

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  17. Tina said, on April 14, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Trying this asap!

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