Citrusy Banana Peach Smoothie

This delicious banana peach smoothie is made with a citrus lemon twist, vanilla, collagen, and coconut yogurt. It’s dairy free, gluten free and incredibly refreshing!

glass of lemon banana peach smoothie with purple straw

A Banana Peach Smoothie with a Citrus Lemon Twist

 

When it comes to smoothies there are so many delicious options, combinations, and varieties. That’s why I love smoothies so much, they never, ever get old. If you get tired of one flavour, you can simply switch up the ingredients and have an entirely different drink to enjoy. This Citrusy Banana Peach Smoothie has a unique combination of ingredients that work together wonderfully to make a refreshing, healthy, creamy beverage.

glass of banana peach lemon smoothie with lemon wedge and purple straw

Health Benefits Of Adding Lemon to a Smoothie:

 

Whether you are enjoying a Banana Peach Smoothie like this one, or a green smoothie, a berry smoothie, or any other smoothie variety, adding lemon is always a great idea. Lemon has many health benefits and while it adds a perfect citrusy zing, it also boosts wellness in the body as lemon:

  • increases digestive enzyme production for better digestion
  • contains loads of antioxidants to prevent against free radical damage
  • is packed with vitamin C for immune boosting
  • improves the body’s ability to absorb iron

When it comes to adding lemon to your smoothies, you can add just a  squeeze, or load it with tons of lemon juice and zest like I do in this banana peach smoothie recipe!

blender with lemon zest, honey, peach, and banana

Ingredients in this Citrusy Banana Peach Smoothie:

 

To make this refreshing, creamy, and filling smoothie you don’t need very many ingredients and there is room for swaps and substitutions if you prefer a little bit of a different flavour or if you want to keep the smoothie entirely vegan. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Frozen banana
  • Frozen peach
  • Lemon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Plain coconut yogurt (or Greek yogurt if you can tolerate it)
  • Honey (or coconut nectar for vegan)
  • Collagen peptides (for protein, but you can swap for any unflavoured or vanilla protein powder of your choice)
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Ice 

I prefer plain coconut yogurt as it’s a great dairy-free option that brings in healthy fats to make the smoothie more filling, and the collagen peptides are my go-to as they add protein and amino acids to the smoothie without changing the flavour. Vanilla plant-based or even whey protein is fine, but it will change the flavour of the smoothie somewhat! 

Pouring lemon banana peach smoothie into a glass

Why This Banana Peach Smoothie Is Great For Breakfast!

 

In the mornings our bodies can use a little pick me up especially if we are feeling sluggish and this citrusy banana peach smoothie is a great way to start the day. First of all it has carbohydrates from the banana and peach to instantly boost energy, and the lemon and fibre from the fruits work to get the digestive system moving…just as effectively as a cup of coffee would (if you know what I mean).

The protein from the peptides and healthy fats from the yogurt balance out the carbohydrates and make this smoothie more filling so that you aren’t hungry an hour after enjoying it. 

This smoothie is truly like a burst of sunshine in the morning and will definitely put you on the right track for the day!

two glasses of lemon banana peach smoothie with lemon on the side

In the summer months this smoothie is an especially great option as it contains peach which you can swap for fresh when peaches are in season! However, that being said, this smoothie is enjoyable and doable any time of year and can also be beneficial in the dark winter months when sunshine is at an all time low… it’s sunshine in a glass instead! 

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glass of banana peach lemon smoothie with lemon wedge and purple straw

Citrusy Banana Peach Smoothie

Yield: Serves 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A healthy dairy-free banana peach smoothie with citrusy lemon, creamy coconut yogurt, and vanilla.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut yogurt (or plain Greek yogurt if preferred)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest from 1 whole emon
  • juice from 1 whole lemon
  • 1/4 cup collagen peptides (or vanilla protein powder of your choice*)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or coconut nectar for vegan)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 5 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend for 1 minute or so until completely smooth.
  2. Serve and enjoy immediately.

Notes

*I highly recommend using the unflavoured collagen peptides as it let's the natural flavours of the smoothie shine through however if you choose to swap out for a vanilla flavoured protein powder, choose your favorite natural brand with a subtle, not overpowering flavour.

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Christal // NITK

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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