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This peach creamsicle smoothie is the perfect citrus free summer treat. It takes away the traditional orange from the creamsicle but I think that peach can be even better. They are creamier in a smoothie and you can always find canned or frozen peaches for when they’re not in season. Frozen oranges just don’t work that way! The water content of oranges is much higher than peaches so it’s easier to reach a creamy texture.
I was so bummed when I discovered through my elimination diet that I have a citrus allergy. I never really thought about how often lemons, limes, and oranges find their way into things! So I’ve had to get a little creative with replacing that craving for bright fruits. Peach is a great alternative to orange for creamsicles cause they’re even the same nice inviting color.
I’m not a huge breakfast person so a smoothie is usually more of a weekend afternoon treat for me. It can be a great little natural sugar boost pick me up for when you are feeling sluggish. Make sure to get a reusable straw to keep around the house. Nobody wants to drink a smoothie without a straw and we all know we’re better than disposable ones by now. Seriously, any kind will do, I use the one that came with my reusable water bottle. Just clean it out right after you’re done with the smoothie and it’s really easy. You can also get a straw cleaner for pretty cheap.
This peach creamsicle smoothie is safe for all phases of an elimination diet as long as you use coconut yogurt instead of any other vanilla flavored yogurt. If you have successfully added other ingredients back into your diet feel free to use your favorite yogurt instead. I honestly just really like coconut and have continued to use the yogurt and milk regularly. Even now that I can have real dairy!
Which is better for a diet: smoothies or juice?
Smoothies! Smoothies are healthier, more filling, and more variable than juice is. Smoothies are made by blending the ingredients while juicers essentially wring the liquid out. Therefore, smoothies retain all of their vitamins and fiber while juice is left with mostly sugar.
You can make smoothies even heartier by using yogurt, nut or sun butters, chia or flax seeds, anything you can think of to give you a nutrient boost! This peach creamsicle smoothie is an easy place to start with your smoothie journey.
Smoothies are also far more filling than juice. Since they retain their fiber they’ll keep you feeling satiated much longer than liquid juice. If you’re watching your calories both can be pretty calorically dense but juice will have you reaching for more food much quicker.
- 1 cup frozen, fresh, or canned peach slices (loosely packed)
- ½ cup vanilla coconut yogurt
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 2 tbsp honey or real maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- pinch salt