Filled with light and creamy peachy notes, and packed with nutrients makes this a perfect smoothie to boost your mineral and vitamin C and A intake. This smoothie is one of the recipes which are part of our office smoothie bar, and though sweet and indulgent, it provides fantastic properties to support your immune system. The dates add a sweet caramel flavor and the cinnamon gives it an amazing fragrance, so this creamy peach smoothie can double as a light dessert minus the guilt!
We keep frozen pineapple and peach in our freezer for convenience, and this is also a bonus because frozen fruit results in thicker smoothies! You can also use a fresh (pipped) peach in summer when in season. Did you know that peach helps fight skin damage too, when you’ve been in the sun a little too long? And pineapple is also known for providing a healthy glow, so your skin will love you for this recipe. I added some cashews to this smoothie to provide an extra creamy consistency, and they’re also one of the healthier nuts you can consume!
This recipe may not turn out so well in a domestic blender, because of the frozen fruit, nuts, dried dates and ice cubes that a cheap blender may struggle with. A high-powered blender blends these ingredients with ease, extracting the nutrients, and creating a silky smooth texture. The better the blender the less liquid you have to use, and if you don’t have one you might have to use a little more liquid or use fresh or defrosted fruit.
Okay now we can talk about the cinnamon in this recipe: do you ever add spices to your smoothie? if you’ve ever had milk tart or have constant craving for it then this smoothie will bring you close enough, without all the added calories.
This recipe is my personal favorite, I’ve made often as I love the subtle caramel flavor the dates add to the whole smoothie. You can add more or less according to your sweet tooth. Just be mindful dates are still fairly high in calories and best consumed in moderation, like any other good thing.
Add all the ingredients to the OmniBlend jug. Blend from low-to-high for 30 to 60 seconds or until creamy. Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon and enjoy.
This smoothie recipe was developed by Bernice as part of a series for the office smoothie bar. The aim is to encourage the whole office team to make healthy smoothies, but also making it super easy to make, using real ingredients. Bernice has a background in food technology, and is passionate about all that looks, smells, and tastes like food. Her aim was to make sure that a healthy smoothie can taste great too! You can find other smoothies in this series here.