A peach/strawberry smoothie to stimulate your creativity

Smoothies are my go-to breakfast when I do not know what to have. However, I only have 2 recipes: cacao or peanut butter. It’s not for the lack of recipes out there but I rarely find anything that feel appealing or for which I have all the ingredients. So I stay safe and keep making the same smoothies over and over again, with a few tweaks here and there.

However, this changed a few days ago. One of my friends was telling me about all the amazing smoothies she was making. Especially one with mango. I don’t like mango but when I said that both my friends and I thought the same thing: I should substitute mango with peach! This really inspired me and I had to try it: a peach smoothie.

So the next day, I went online and looked for some ideas. I could not find anything that looked so yummy that I had to try it straight away or for which I had all the ingredients. I also quickly felt overwhelmed by choice. So I left my computer, walked to the kitchen and opened the pantry to look at what I did have. All I knew was I wanted a peach smoothie!

And this recipe is what I came up with. And I loved it!

Me sharing this recipe may seem at odds with what I have just shared: you may not have all the ingredients and you may feel overwhelmed by having  one more recipe to try. But this post is about much more than sharing a recipe: it is about trusting your intuition.

I am not a chef. I have never learnt anything about cooking and how to mix flavours together. I know what I like and what I don’t like from previous recipes. For smoothies, my base is almost always the same:

  • 1 cup of almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • a generous sprinkle of cinnamon ground

Then I play with the rest. It’s hard to go wrong when you know what you like.

So I invite you to do the same. Make the smoothie you have always dreamt of but you can’t find anywhere. You know the one: the one that looks awesome on the menu of your favourite cafe but you wish they hadn’t put {insert what you don’t like} or would be great with {insert what you love}.

Well, why not create it yourself today? If you need a bit of inspiration, start with this recipe and then build up from here. What did you like? What would you do differently? Let your imagination and taste buds guide you.

Happy creating!

And remember to share your experience (and recipe) with us in the comments below.

The Recipe

the smile maker :: peach strawberry smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 2 heaped tbs of coconut yogurt
  • 1 peach
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • a generous sprinkle of cinnamon ground
  • 1 tsp of lucuma powder
  • 1 tsp of camu camu powder
  • 1 tsp of baobab fruit powder
  • 1 handful of mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flakes
  • 1 tbs of goji berries

Method

  1. Put everything (except coconut flakes and goji berries) in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add coconut flakes and goji berries. Pulse a few times.
  3. Serve and enjoy!
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