This Peach Banana Smoothie Bowl recipe with Libby’s® Peach Slices in Fruit Juice and a frozen banana is a quick, tasty and nutritious breakfast using pantry staples.
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- About Peach Smoothie Bowl
- How to Make a Smoothie Bowl
- Peach Smoothie Recipe Tips
- Frequently Asked Questions
About Peach Smoothie Bowl
Thanks to Libby’s® Peach Slices in Fruit Juice, you can still enjoy a seasonal smoothie bowl with ingredients you already have in your kitchen or pantry.
The beauty of this Peach Banana Smoothie Bowl is that you do not need a bunch of fresh or expensive foods to make it. Most of the photos I see of smoothie bowls look too fancy for me, especially when I don’t have the energy to make an elaborate breakfast and I’m trying to stick to a budget.
Since some of my favorite budget-friendly, make-my-life-easy pantry staples are Libby’s® Canned Fruits & Vegetables, I used a can of Libby’s® Peach Slices in Fruit Juice to make this Peach Banana Smoothie Bowl. Simply open the can and use!
This Peach Smoothie Bowl only has three main ingredients: one can of Libby’s® Peach Slices in Fruit Juice, one frozen banana, and your choice of protein. You can optionally add some honey for sweetness if needed. Then, top your smoothie bowl with whatever you love (and whatever you have in the pantry).
Bonus: this recipe is great for the whole family, even on hectic mornings, since you can make one big batch of smoothies. Pour in bowls, and everyone can top the smoothies with whatever makes them happy.
Libby’s® Peach Slices in Fruit Juice: The peach slices work well in this smoothie because all the work is already done for you. I recommend using two cans for the recipe so you can have additional peach slices to top the smoothie bowl. Be sure to drain the peach slices well. This will keep your smoothie bowl from being too thin. You can also use Libby’s® Peach Halves in Fruit Juice. Another alternative is Libby’s® Peach Slices in Syrup, but do not add any honey as the syrup on the peaches will add more than enough extra sweetness to your smoothie bowl.
Banana: Use a medium banana that has been peeled and frozen. This makes your Banana Peach Smoothie Bowl extra thick, creamy and smooth.
Protein: I made this smoothie bowl with multiple different types of protein including Greek yogurt, milk + extra ice, frozen milk (frozen in ice cube trays), and protein powder + a little water or juice from the can of peaches. All options work well. The version with yogurt (as written in the recipe card below) is the creamiest and stayed thicker for longer.
Toppings: The world is your oyster when it comes to smoothie bowl toppings! Some of my favorite toppings are granola, shredded coconut, chopped walnuts or pecans, sliced almonds, chia seeds, chocolate chips, edible flowers, fresh mint, cookie crumbs, and fresh fruit.
How to Make a Smoothie Bowl
Making a Peach Smoothie Bowl is incredibly simple. You basically throw the smoothie ingredients into a blender, pour into a bowl and top with your desired toppings.
- Add the ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl.
- Sprinkle with toppings.
Peach Smoothie Recipe Tips
Yogurt: Instead of the yogurt, you can use milk that you’ve frozen into ice cubes. This can replace the ice and the yogurt. Cold milk will also work, but you’ll need an extra 1/2 cup or so of ice to make it thick enough to be served as a smoothie bowl. Another alternative is to use protein powder which can also make this smoothie vegan or dairy free depending on the type of protein powder you use.
Libby’s® Peach Slices in Fruit Juice: You can also use Libby’s® Peach Halves in Fruit Juice or Libby’s® Peach Slices in Syrup. Omit the honey if using the Libby’s® Peach Slices in Syrup.
You can add a little brightness to the smoothie by adding orange, lemon, or lime juice. My personal favorite was lime juice.
How to Make Allergy Friendly
This is already gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free and nut-free (depending on the toppings you use). To make dairy-free, use a non-dairy yogurt or milk or protein powder in place of the Greek yogurt.
How to Fix a Mistake
One of the great things about smoothies and smoothie bowls is that it is really hard to make a mistake.
Too thick? Add more liquid. In this Banana Peach Smoothie, you can add water, milk or the fruit juice that comes in the can of Libby’s® Peach Slices in Fruit Juice.
Too thin? Add an extra 1/2 cup of ice or pop in the freezer for a few minutes to thicken.
Make Ahead Ideas
This can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge. However, it will not be as thick because the ice and banana will thaw even in the fridge depending how long it is in there. It can also be stored in the freezer; however, it will need to thaw in the fridge a little before eating.
The smoothie can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. Before storing, remove the toppings if they’ve been added.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can you add to a smoothie bowl?
Pretty much any topping will work in a smoothie bowl. Some of my favorites include additional sliced fruit, fresh mint, chia seeds, lime or lemon slices, sliced almonds, chopped walnuts or pecans, chocolate chips, and coconut flakes. But really, any toppings you may have on-hand in your pantry or kitchen will work!
This Peach Banana Smoothie Bowl is a good source of potassium, fiber and protein (as well as calcium when using Greek yogurt). It is very satisfying, and each smoothie bowl provides over two servings of fruit. Like all fruits and vegetables, the peaches and bananas are high in antioxidants and polyphenols.
Optional toppings like chia seeds, nuts, and extra fruit can also contribute extra fiber, protein, and nutrients to the Peach Banana Smoothie Bowl.
What to Serve with a Peach Banana Smoothie
This Peach Banana Smoothie Bowl is a meal in and of itself. The smoothie bowl and all its toppings are quite filling, so you really don’t need anything else to go with it.
This Peach Banana Smoothie Bowl has become my new breakfast staple. It is simple, budget-friendly, and tasty. I love that I can make it with anything in my kitchen or pantry, and don’t have to make a special trip to the grocery store to find the ingredients to treat myself (and my family) to a satisfying, nutritious and delicious breakfast.
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Peach Banana Smoothie Bowl
- 1 (15 ounce) can Libby’s® Peach Slices in Fruit Juice drained
- 1 medium banana frozen
- 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons honey optional
- 2 cups ice
- Add the Libby’s® Peach Slices, frozen banana, Greek yogurt, honey (if using) and ice to a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Stir to check the consistency, and blend in more ice if needed to thicken.
- Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with desired toppings. Enjoy!
What to Use in This Recipe
*Note that Nutrition Facts do not include toppings
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