Peach-Raspberry Surprise Smoothie

Peach-Raspberry Surprise Smoothie

This peach-raspberry surprise smoothie is delicious and refreshing! We make it gently layered for a beautiful and easy way to enjoy fresh peaches and tart raspberries. The surprises are the zucchini and hemp seeds that add to the nutrition! 

I’d love to say that this recipe will use enough zucchini for all the excess from your backyard harvest, if you are one of those who is desperate to give them away! But it’s a start, right? And small zucchini can be quite sweet, so you could experiment with adding more than the 1/3 cup per smoothie here. 

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But seriously — a chunk of zucchini and a spoonful of hemp seed add body and protein while maintaining wonderful fruity and refreshing flavors. My 1-year-old grandson loves this smoothie! 

It’s such a simple recipe that the proportions are really more of a suggestion. Once you have the ingredients assembled, it takes just a few minutes to make. You can even make it gently layered, as I did in this batch. 

I used almond milk because I like the flavor. However, you could sub any milk of your choice such as rice, hemp, soy or dairy.

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Tips for making this recipe:

If you want a really big difference in color between the two layers, remove the skins from the peaches before blending them, so that the red colors in the skins don’t make that layer redder.

If you do the raspberry layer first as I did, be sure to rinse the blender – I couldn’t stand to waste any of the raspberry layer, so I didn’t. That’s why the peach layer looks slightly pink. Lazy me. 

I froze peach slices instead of using ice to make this a cold smoothie. I learned the hard way that those slices right out of the freezer just bumped around in the smoothie and didn’t blend. They needed to thaw at least 15 minutes! 

The raspberries are small enough that they blend up just fine when frozen.

I peeled the zucchini so that there wouldn’t be green flecks in the smoothie. But you could also leave them unpeeled if you aren’t trying to surprise someone. 

This recipe made 3 1/3 cups, which was more than enough to fill two tall 8-ounce glasses with about 6 ounces left over. 

Other fruity recipes on A Meal In Mind

Easy Colorado Peach Pie 

Fruit-Infused Herbal Tea

Moringa Fruit-Nut-Ola Grain-Free

Peach Oatmeal Breakfast Clafoutis

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Peach raspberry surprise smoothies in tall glasses

Peach-Raspberry Surprise Smoothie

  • Author: Beth of A Meal In Mind
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1/3 cups 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Blender, Vitamix
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This peach-raspberry surprise smoothie is delicious and refreshing! We make it gently layered for a beautiful and easy way to enjoy fresh peaches and tart raspberries. The surprises are the zucchini and hemp seeds that add to the nutrition! 


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Ingredients

Peach-berry (bottom) layer

  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches, slightly thawed
  • 1/3 cup peeled and chopped zucchini
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk or other non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon hulled hemp seed

Peach (top) layer

  • 1 cup frozen peaches, slightly thawed
  • 1/3 cup peeled and chopped zucchini
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon hulled hemp seed
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

  1. For the raspberry (bottom) layer: Place all ingredients in blender (I use a Vitamix) and puree until smooth.
  2. Divide between two glasses. To get the largest difference between the layers, either use a flexible spatula to remove the puree or rinse the blender. 
  3. For the Peach (top) layer: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Divide between the two glasses, pouring mixture slowly down the side of the glass to keep the layers separated. 
  4. Garnish with frozen raspberries, a sprinkle of hemp seed, and slices of zucchini.
  5. Serve!

Notes

If you don’t need the layers, blend all of the ingredients at once and enjoy!

The Vitamix is an amazing blender, but even it has a hard time processing frozen peach slices unless you let them thaw partially. Using frozen fruit lets you produce a cold smoothie without using ice cubes.

If you’d like the mixture sweeter, add a few frozen banana chunks while blending. This was plenty sweet for my 1-year-old grandson, though. 

Keywords: Smoothie, Peaches, Raspberries, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Plant-based, Sugar-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

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