Creamy, dreamy, and delicious, this sunrise peach orange protein smoothie is a refreshing blend of Greek yogurt and fruit. Easy and tasty!
We’re a big smoothie-loving family, and this glorious little peach orange number is one of our favorites!
How to Make This Peach Orange Protein Smoothie
It couldn’t be easier to whip up this smoothie. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- can of mandarin oranges (see substitutions below)
- container of Greek peach yogurt
- frozen banana
- a couple scoops vanilla protein powder (more on that in a minute)
- frozen peaches
Combine everything in a blender and give it a whirl until the consistency is smooth and creamy.
You can easily replace the canned mandarin oranges with fresh segmented orange slices, orange juice or a bottled juice blend (the Naked brand orange-mango flavor is my favorite).
Also, my kids love canned mandarin oranges more than anything. (Like, they regularly open up a can at any hour of the day and dig straight in with a fork or spoon.) So this smoothie is also a nod to their love of the juicy treats.
A Discussion About Protein Powder
Brands of protein powder vary greatly in terms of taste and quality. I can’t comment on every brand out there so definitely use a brand that you enjoy the taste of.
Clean Simple Eats vanilla protein powder is my favorite brand. The taste and creaminess is delicious.
I also regularly use Vital Proteins collagen peptides (I get it at Costco). It isn’t vanilla flavored and doesn’t produce quite the same level of creaminess, but we really enjoy it in smoothies.
The protein powder in this smoothie recipe is optional, so you can leave it out if you prefer. Just keep in mind the smoothie may be less creamy and/or sweet if doing so.
A Perfect Anytime Smoothie
I make a protein smoothie (sometimes fruit, sometimes chocolate) most mornings for the kids during the school year.
In the interest of full disclosure, I almost always throw the morning smoothies together without using a recipe, because at 6:30 a.m. I’m rarely in the mood to follow a recipe.
However, when we’re wanting a consistently delicious, creamy smoothie, this peach orange protein smoothie is the one I make. And it isn’t relegated to just the mornings. Smoothies are blended from morning to night around here and make a frequent appearance for after-school snacks and late night treats.
This peachy smoothie is easily adaptable to more or less of just about any of the ingredients, and it turns out amazing every time!
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Sunrise Peach Orange Protein Smoothie
- 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, undrained (see note)
- 1 (5.3 ounce) container peach Greek yogurt (or other flavor of choice)
- 1 frozen banana (see note)
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (optional – see note)
- 2 cups frozen peach slices
Banana: if you don’t have frozen bananas on hand, a fresh banana will do. You may need/want to increase the frozen peaches for consistency.
Protein Powder: brands of protein powder vary greatly in terms of taste/quality. Clean Simple Eats vanilla protein powder is my favorite. I also use Vital Proteins collagen peptides (or a combination). You can easily omit the protein powder – the smoothie may be less creamy if doing so.
Serving: 1 serving, Calories: 181kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 97mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 15g
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