Peach Pie Smoothie


July 4, 2012

This peach pie smoothie tastes like a melted slice of the best peach pie in a glass.

Those of you who have been following me for a while are aware of my penchant for pie-in-a-glass smoothies. My apple piepecan pie, sweet potato piepumpkin pie, cherry pie, blueberry pie, and lemon cheesecake smoothies are s’blended.

I love pie-in-a-glass smoothies because they satisfy a craving for a piece of pie without the need to bake. They’re also healthier.

The secret to nailing the buttery pasty flavor of vegan pie smoothie is to blend in raw cashews and rolled oats. Then add your fruit and your aromatics. I’m using cinnamon and nutmeg, and I always add a splash of vanilla extract. As peaches vary in quality, the dried apricots punch up the peachy flavor. You could also use canned peaches in natural juice and add ice. Frozen peaches (even those frozen at the peak of ripeness and flavor) often lack the depth of flavor required. You may find you need to add 3 cups of frozen peaches to get the peachy flavor that you want. Peaches vary so dramatically in quality.

For the smoothest texture (particularly with a conventional blender) soak your cashews in filtered water for 2 hours then drain (and discard the soaking liquid), or cover with boiling water for 10 minutes, then drain. I also soak the rolled oats to soften them, and soak the dried apricots to make them pulverize more easily. Enjoy!

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*Probiotic Powder – I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt – I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

 

Peach Pie Smoothie

This vegan peach pie smoothie tastes like a melted slice of peach pie. This is dessert in a glass.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (480ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup (70g) raw unsalted cashews, soaked
  • 1/4 cup (45g) chopped dried apricots (about 6)
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more to taste
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg, plus more to taste
  • 2 cups (320g) frozen peaches, plus more to taste (see notes)

optional boosters:

Instructions

  1. Throw everything into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. Tweak cinnamon to taste. 

Recipe Notes

Find more delicious smoothie recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies app
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

Comments

Comments 10

  1. I made this 3 times this week (so far!). So delicious and a great way to use Jersey fresh peaches I get at my local farm stand. This one is going into heavy rotation.

    1. Oh, I LOVE that Elaine.
      Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. Aren’t fresh juicy peaches the best?! YUMMO!

  2. Boy oh boy oh boy!

    The perfect din dins for tonight.
    Australian, summer peaches & january heat waves…make this a wonderful meal.
    i added fresh blueberries to the top of the smoothie in the glass & it was delightful.

    1. Hey Aussie! I am just about to get on a plane in Melbourne back to L.A. I have LOVED the hot Summer weather. So glad you enjoyed this smoothie. Love the addition of berries. YUMMO!

  3. I am starting a new job this week and there is a huge set of festivities set to be in front of our little restaurant. May I try this out for the summer menu?

  4. Yum! I love the idea of adding dried apricot for extra flavor and sweetness – genius! I added 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/8 tsp each nutmeg and ginger because i was craving a bit of spice. Your smoothie recipes are always so good – thank you!!

    1. So glad you enjoyed this smoothie. Thankyou for your lovely words of encouragement. I really appreciate it 🙂

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