This peach protein smoothie is the idea pre or post-workout pick-me-up. It’s tasty, nutritious, and easy to prepare using just four ingredients. This recipe is dairy-free, suitable for vegans, and tastes equally good with fresh or frozen peaches.
In this article – we share a tasty high-protein peach smoothie recipe that’s delicious, packed with nutrients, and an ideal gym workout snack.
- Alternative ingredients
Peach Protein Smoothie Benefits
Peach protein smoothies are packed with vitamin C, fibre, and vitamin A (plus protein, of course)…
- Vitamin C – helps to protect cells and keep them healthy, maintains good skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage, and aids wound healing.
- Fibre – makes you feel fuller and is associated with lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer.
- Vitamin A – helps the immune system work properly, aids vision in dim light, and keeps skin healthy.
- Protein – fundamental to numerous parts and functions within the body, from muscle and tissue to antibodies and energy transport.
Peaches aren’t a source of protein in themselves – one medium peach contains around 1g and most people typically need 50-70g per day (more if you’re exercising). But they do make a tasty addition to smoothies containing protein powder since their juice and flesh mask the gritty texture of some supplements…
The best liquid for protein smoothies is plant protein soya or normal soya milk since these have the highest protein contents (3.3-5g). We don’t drink dairy milk as it doesn’t sit well with us, but if you do then it contains 3.5-3.6g protein per 100ml, so is the next best option.
Because we’re protein geeks, we put together this handy comparison of the various plant milks so you can choose the best one for your workout smoothie…
- Plant protein soya milk – 5g protein per 100ml
- Skimmed or semi-skimmed milk – 3.6g protein per 100ml
- Whole milk – 3.5g protein per 100ml
- Soya milk – 3.3g protein per 100ml
- Oat milk – 1.1g to 0.3g protein per 100ml depending on the brand (Oatly is the highest)
- Almond milk – 0.4g protein per 100ml
- Hazelnut milk – 0.4g protein per 100ml
- Coconut milk – 0.1g protein per 100ml
This recipe uses protein soya milk and protein powder so there’s 27g of protein in this peach shake. But yours may have a slightly different level depending on which milk and protein supplement you use.
Ingredients & Recipe
Here are the instructions and ingredients you’ll need to make this smoothie recipe…
- 1 peach
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup protein soya milk (120ml)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (25g)
- Remove the stone from the peach, peel the banana, and chop both into chunks.
- Place them into the blender, followed by the protein powder.
- Pour the milk on top and blend until smooth.
Fresh, frozen, or tinned peaches all work well in this recipe.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 9gSugar: 35gProtein: 73g
Alternative Ingredient Ideas
This smoothie works with fresh, frozen, or tinned peaches – whatever you have in your kitchen basically! You can also add more ingredients to ramp up the vitamins and minerals – pineapple, mango, leafy greens, or berries will all taste delicious. Another option is to use different flavoured protein powders, such as strawberry or butterscotch.
Related Smoothie Recipes
Here are some other healthy smoothie recipes with peach and protein that you might like…
- 3-Ingredient Mango Protein Smoothie
- Protein-Packed Piña Colada Shake
- Cappuccino Banana Protein Smoothie
- Simple Banana & Almond Protein Shake
- Dairy-Free Peach Smoothie
- Easy Blueberry Protein Shake
- Peach Melba Smoothie Recipe
- Pineapple Workout Smoothie
Here are some of the most common questions we see about this smoothie recipe…
There are 27g of protein in a peach protein smoothie.
Yes you can make this protein smoothie with fresh, frozen, or tinned peaches.
Yes this peach smoothie recipe can be made without protein powder but it’ll only have around 7g of protein instead of 27g.
Protein powder tends to stick to the sides of the blender if you add it first or last, so make sure you add the fruit first, then powder, and finally the milk. Here’s the optimal ingredient order.