Vanilla-Peach Smoothie

Vanilla-Peach Smoothie


Why not make a different flavor every day?
TIME 5 minutes
MAKES 2 large or 4 small servings
2 cups yogurt
½ cup orange juice, or more as needed
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ frozen banana, optional
2 cups unsweetened frozen sliced or chopped peaches


Method
1 Put the yogurt, juice, vanilla, and the banana if you’re using it in the blender first, followed by the peaches.

2 Start by pulsing the machine, then turn it on and whiz until smooth. If the mixture is not moving much, add a splash more orange juice. Serve right away, ideally in chilled glasses or over ice (though if you’ve used the frozen banana, it’ll be plenty cold).

Variations
  • Mango-Ginger Smoothie: 2 cups mango, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup white grape juice, and toss 2 thin slices of peeled fresh ginger into the blender.
  • Orange Cream Smoothie: 2 cups orange juice, 1 cup Greek yogurt, 1 cup ice,and 1 frozen banana.
  • Cherry-Melon Smoothie: 1 cup pitted cherries, 1 cup honeydew or cantaloupe chunks (frozen or fresh), 1 frozen banana, and 1 cup orange juice.
  • PiƱa Colada Smoothie: 2 cups pineapple chunks (frozen or fresh), 1 frozen banana, and ½ cup coconut milk and ½ cup water or pineapple juice.
  • Strawberry-Vanilla Smoothie: 4 cups strawberries (frozen or fresh), 1 cup yogurt, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, and white grape juice or water as needed.
  • Blueberry-Lemon Smoothie: 2 cups blueberries (frozen or fresh), 1 frozen banana, and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice mixed into ½ cup orange juice with a little honey or sugar.

Tips
  • No frozen fruit handy? No problem. Wait until after blending to add the juice (you might not need it) and start with fresh fruit; add a few ice cubes to the blender after the fruit. (Don’t put the ice cubes into the container first, or the machine will have a hard time getting moving.)





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