This peach coconut milk smoothie is creamy, sweet and delicious without any dairy or added sugar. Fresh ripe peaches make all the difference in this easy paleo smoothie.
This is one of those last minute recipes that came about because of what I had in the kitchen—and it turned out to be one of my favorites. I had a couple of fresh peaches that needed to be used up, and a can of coconut milk in the fridge, and thought they would be great in a peaches and “cream” smoothie. I absolutely love the combination of fresh peaches and coconut milk with a hint of lemon.
Coconut milk smoothie
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Coconut milk is one of the best dairy substitutes and it’s perfect for using in smoothies. It’s rich and creamy and adds a subtle tropical flavor to whatever you mix it with.
The most important thing to look for when choosing your coconut milk is a clean ingredient list. Coconut milk should only have two ingredients: coconut and water. (I use either this one or this one.) Steer clear of brands that include gums and other processed food chemicals.
This usually means choosing shelf stable coconut milk in a can or box. Most of the refrigerated brands have a long ingredient list full of additives that are not paleo-friendly. Be sure to read the ingredients on the label and get one with nothing added. And don’t forget to look for BPA-free packaging as well.
Peach smoothie ingredients
Sweet ripe peaches make all the difference in this smoothie. Peaches are one of those fruits that tend to lose a little flavor when they’re frozen. Fresh peaches will give you more flavor—especially if they’re home-grown (they’re in season from May to September, depending on where you live). And the beauty of making your smoothie at home is that you can add extra peaches if you like even more peach flavor.
Using chilled full fat coconut milk and ice gives this smoothie the perfect milkshake-like consistency. And while this recipe will work in a regular blender, blending it in the Vitamix makes it velvety smooth. I think fresh ripe peaches and coconut milk are sweet enough on their own, but you can always add a little of your favorite sweetener if you like.
More healthy smoothie recipes
Watch the videos below for more healthy, dairy-free smoothie recipes!
And try these coconut milk smoothies
- 3-Ingredient Green Smoothie Recipe
- Paleo Chocolate Coconut Smoothie
- Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe
- Paleo Pina Colada Smoothie