Peach-Orange Smoothie

My smoothie-making methodology usually consists of throwing a bunch of smoothie-appropriate stuff in the blender and calling it good. And it usually is pretty good (except for the time I got the hankering to put in peanut butter, banana, oatmeal and spinach for a protein/vitamin boost…bad, so very bad). I have to admit, I’ve scoffed in the past at smoothie recipes. I mean, do you really need a recipe for ingredients that just get all smashed and jumbled together anyhow? However, when I spied this smoothie recipe on Pinterest, I decided to give it a go and let me tell you, it puts my thrown-together concoctions to shame.

It’s tasty, my friends, tasty. Basic in ingredients, orange juice, frozen peaches, peach yogurt and a bit of honey blend to perfection, but what puts it over the top is the slight hint of nutmeg that just kind of makes you go, “hmmmmm, I love that!”

I’m recommitted to exploring the world of smoothie recipes thanks to this absolutely delightful and refreshing variation. If you have a favorite smoothie recipe, don’t hold out on me – share, pretty please!

Peach-Orange Smoothie

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Peach-Orange Smoothie

Yield: Serves 6-ish

Peach-Orange Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh orange juice (or good quality store-bought like Simply Orange)
  • 1 cup peach yogurt
  • 2 cups frozen sliced peaches
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/peach-orange-smoothie/
Recipe Source: found via Pinterest, originally from here

19 Responses to Peach-Orange Smoothie

  1. Kim in MD says:

    For some reason I don’t drink smoothies very often, but my children love them. They like to throw mixed frozen berries and juice- usually apple or Cranraspberry- in the blender. Simple, but they love it. This smoothie looks so delicious, Mel! I know my children will love this smoothie, and it will be a nice change for them!

  2. Shannon says:

    I have to give this a try! I think the nutmeg would definitely make a difference.

  3. Looks so refreshing! And the nutmeg sounds amazing!

  4. Judy F. says:

    I don’t love nutmeg – do you think cinnamon will work as well?

  5. Pauline says:

    Mel:

    I am so anxious to try the goat cheese raviolis you posted on April 25th but am not sure how to serve them. Did you serve them as a side dish or as an entree? What pairs well with the raviolis?

    Can’t wait to try this smoothie and especially the couscous posted yesterday, sounds fantastic!

  6. Allison says:

    I’m totally going to have to try these since most of my fruit smoothies are just drop in and go as long as there is fruit, yogurt and frozen banana as a base! :) I do have a favorite chocolate smoothie… Just posted it today (I had been waiting for better pictures but I need to share it!) http://marcroftfam.blogspot.com/2012/08/recipe-chocolate-peanut-butter-smoothie.html We make smoothies or pops with it and love them! :)

  7. [...] are peach-orange smoothies from Mel. Something tells me this will be my breakfast for the next [...]

  8. This sounds like a great flavor combination! The hint of nutmeg sounds perfect!

  9. Lindsay Grover says:

    Sounds so yummy and peach season is upon us! I still have peaches I froze from last year, so I’d better use them up so I can freeze some more! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Alana says:

    Here’s my favorite:

    FRUIT PATCH SMOOTHIE
    -serves 4

    Ingredients:

    12 oz. raspberry juice
    ΒΌ banana
    3 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
    1 cup orange sherbet
    1 cup fresh or frozen peaches
    1 cup fresh or frozen mango
    1 cup ice

    Directions:

    In a heavy-duty blender, blend all ingredients together on high for 3-4 minutes.

  11. EMichelle says:

    Peaches & Nutmeg….sounds Yum! I’ll have to try it tonight! The smoothie I love to make consists of frozen blueberries, peach yogurt & orange juice ~ so simple, so yum! And it’s so pretty ~ it really is ~ it’s a beautiful purple. I have no idea on the amounts I just add it all in and turn on the blender – test taste and add what’s needed…. 1c. frozen blueberries (if I have fresh blueberries I add a handful of ice) 1c. oj 1/2 c. peach yogurt….sounds about right :) Blessings, EMichelle

  12. Amy Tong says:

    Oh….this look so good and refreshing. My blender just broke a few days ago when I wad making my kids’ favorite smoothie. I better get a replacement fast so I can try this soon.

  13. Clare says:

    The one our family makes all the time is:
    1 banana
    1 c. orange juice
    1/2 can of chunk pineapple with its juice
    2 c. frozen strawberries
    We usually just throw stuff in until it looks good, but I think that’s about it.
    If you’ve had it at Jamba Juice, it’s pretty close to Aloha Pineapple.

  14. Mel says:

    Judy – sure, I think a pinch of cinnamon would work.

  15. Cammee says:

    We love smoothies here, and this was delish!

  16. We’ve been whipping up smoothies all summer long. Peach has been one of our favorites!

  17. Mary says:

    I admit that my family is completely addicted to smoothies. The first time my sister asked me to post a smoothie recipe, I actually laughed to myself but I posted our favorite combination for her. Now, the smoothie posts are some of my most popular recipes. How is that possible? Peaches and nutmeg work great together. I like to add a little bit of ginger to that combination as well. Have a blessed week!

  18. Bayrhea says:

    My kids loved this smoothie! Tons of vitamin C to help with colds. Great recipe!!!

  19. Jennifer K. says:

    This smoothie is absolutely delicious! To add to the healthy factor I add a giant handful of Spinach and a tablespoon of chia seeds. Thank you for all your amazing recipes. I have had great success with all that i have tried so far!

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