Strawberries. Peaches. Vanilla. Flax or chia. Your call. This Strawberry Peach Breakfast Smoothie is proof that breakfast on-the-go can be both healthy (think paleo) AND delicious (think sweet and tangy)!What is your favorite meal of the day? Mine is snack time. But, truthfully, I eat the best throughout the day when I have had a solid start to breakfast. Apparently, it really is the most important meal of the day. All I know is I am a little more balanced and a little more energetic to tackle the day when I have had a filling morning meal. You, too?
Okay, but let’s not kid ourselves. Life is busy. Also, I am as much a morning person as a vampire, which means I have to find ways to shove all the goodness of breakfast into one quick meal. Or backpacks, school lunches, and missing gloves ensure I completely forget to eat a solid a.m. meal.
And then Strawberry Peach Breakfast Smoothie entered my life, and I genuinely hope it enters yours, too. It’s that smoothie you grab when you need something fast to consume with one hand, maybe while driving or parked in the school drop-off lane. You know what I’m talking about.
Or maybe you have that huge presentation to give at work. It’s going to be a catered event, but there is this secret code that the employees shouldn’t eat the food. Only the clients can eat the food.
What is with that????? Why are we even here then?
I cannot even. You know what I used to do when that happened? I ate the catered food anyway. Just try to keep the meats and cheeses away from Morgan. Bwahhhhaaaahhhaaa! It ain’t gonna happen because I have no shame in the food game. Also, I wanted the clients to know it was okay to start. I mean, honestly, I was doing it for them because otherwise EVERYONE STANDS AROUND STARING AND SALIVATING AT THE FOOD. Probably I could have just told the clients to start the food line, but in my hangry state of mind, I couldn’t think that soundly.
So this Strawberry Peach Breakfast Smoothie makes you a better, and, possibly, more professional, person. Never stop dreaming, Spiriteds.
I’m drinking this, oh, I don’t know, on a daily basis. And while I often reach for fresh strawberries, you can most definitely go for frozen (especially since fall and winter are upon us). The strawberry is a most forgiving fruit. Bless the strawberry.
And the peach! Who can forget the peach? Remember when I bought a flat of peaches and then turned them into things? Mm hmm. This is one of those things. Because breakfast is hard. But the peach makes getting up on time and not hitting snooze 6 times worthwhile.
The peach and the strawberry are also kind enough to go with the flow. You should read this as, throw the ingredients in and hit “blend.” Done. We are not going to sprain muscles or get kinks in our backs to make breakfast. Oh, no, Spiriteds. We will not do that to ourselves. The peach and the strawberry are fully aware of and ratify this plan.
Throw them in and go.
As shorter days and longer nights descend upon us, this little fruit of a smoothie is like a beacon of the spring and summer that will come. Eventually. After however many feet of snow, we have no idea. And in the meantime, we can savor a little bit of summer in a glass while leaves rustle or snow falls.
The strawberry and the peach totally get us.
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, halved and leaves removed
- 2 fresh peaches
- ½ cup cold water (increase or decrease as needed)
- ¼ cup 100% pure honey (paleo) or agave nectar (vegan)
- 1 tsp vanilla, optional
- 1-2 tbsp flaxseed or chia seeds, optional
- Combine fruit and water in high-speed blender and mix on medium to high speed until smooth.
- Add honey or agave nectar and vanilla, if including, continuing to blend until mixed.
- Add flaxseed or chia seeds. (K-Hubs is a big flaxseed fan, while I am more of a chia seed fan. Go with your preference. This tangy smoothie, although freakishly delicious, doesn't "hide" additional flavors the way some recipes do.)
- Let sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes (this is a smoothie best served cold).