We did it, Spiriteds! We successfully introduced a new smoothie to the girls, and it isn’t even pink. Can you even believe it? I can’t. But that should tell you something about this Peach Mango Smoothie. It is rich and creamy without loads of sugar. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan or paleo without sacrificing flavor. And, if you’re looking to shake up your smoothie game, then this is the one to nab.
Because it’s full of variations with you in the driver’s seat. Here are just a few options for your tastebuds’ consideration:
- Prepare with almond milk and then top with sliced almonds or coconut milk with a few pieces of unsweetened shredded coconut
- Add a splash of vanilla (we highly suggest this mix-in)
- Top with frozen fruit
- Throw a handful of spinach into the mix
However you choose to enjoy your Peach Mango Smoothie, you basically can’t go wrong. It just isn’t possible.
Can we also take a moment to enjoy Peach Mango Smoothie’s sunshine-y, springy color? FINALLY, we are getting weather appropriate for the month of April. And I’m all for it because we are dead with cabin fever over here. This is a completely true story. Our family has absolutely no dambs left to give snow fall, below zero temps, and icy sidewalks.
If you are in doubt of our status, then I present this next scenario as evidence. Twinkle had a 2.5-hour ophthalmology appointment this past week and flat-out looked the doctor in the face and said, “I’m so sorry, but this is just so boring, and we’re not even done. And I’m 12 today [she’s not]. And how can I even answer your alphabet questions when I can’t even see my mom? Ugh, my eyes are so blind they’re tired.” [Starts to snore in the chair]
Me: Twinkle, I’m right here, and let’s mind-
Twinkle: Oh, Mom! Where are you? [Grasps at the air]
Me: Right here, and you’re staring at me.
Twinkle: Am I though? Are we sure? Because I’m so blind I can’t even hear the doctor.
Doctor: This has been a very long long appointment. You’ve done very well.
Twinkle: Yes, because I am blind and I will be 11 tomorrow.
Spiriteds, we hadn’t even picked out the frames yet, and when we did, we ran into this gem:
Twinkle: I want rectangle glasses. I will buy those right there.
Optician: These are a sample. We’ll order a pair just for you.
Twinkle: That sounds good. Of course. Rectangles, please, because circle glasses make my eyes fall out of my face.
Me: We’ll just see ourselves out….
And there you have it, Spiriteds, an ophthalmology appointment at the end of a long winter through the, no pun intended, eyes of a four-year-old. Honestly, I LOVE THIS AGE. The sayings, I can’t write them down fast enough.
Also, apparently Twinkle doesn’t love eye appointments. I hear that, or rather, see, it.
But, fortunately, she does love Peach Mango Smoothie, and after a story like that, how does one even come back to a smoothie recipe? Bottom line, I’m taking the wins where I can get them. If the girls complain through eye appointments but will eat a non-pink Peach Mango Smoothie, then I’M TAKING IT, I’M WINNING AT SOMETHING.
Because, shocker, when we went back to pick up the new rectangular-not-circlular glasses, the staff remembered us. “Oooooh, it’s yewwww guyz!!!!” Oh, yes, we’ve arrived to pick up our rectangulars since circulars make our eyes fall out of our faces.
- 2 cups almond milk (or coconut milk)
- 2 cups frozen sliced peaches
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- ½ banana
- 2 tablespoons organic agave nectar (vegan) or 100 % pure honey (paleo), optional
- Splash of vanilla, optional
- Combine all ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth.
- Serve immediately or let chill for 30 minutes before serving to thicken.