Cool down with a refreshing peach blueberry smoothie with just a hint of lavender. This summertime drink features the in-season fruits peaches and blueberries as well as a secret ingredient for extra protein. We’re using whole fruits for fiber and pureed Medjool dates for sweetness without added sugar. This blueberry peach smoothie is a healthy snack you’ll feel great about feeding the whole family!
If you’ve been following along, you probably know by now that I am a big fan of blueberries and peaches. Throw some culinary lavender into the mix, and my taste buds sing with joy.
Here, I’ve taken that same magical flavor combination of peaches, blueberries, and lavender and whipped them up into a creamy smoothie. In addition, I used the same secret ingredient that I used in my keto blueberry smoothie to make this drink higher in protein. Yes, we’re bringing back the cottage cheese.
I know it sounds strange to put cottage cheese in a smoothie, but as long as you blend it well, you can’t tell it’s there. Just make sure to blend this drink thoroughly. You want to keep the “smooth” in your smoothie!
If you’ve been watching my recipe videos, you may have noticed that I use a food processor to blend smoothies. I think that they do a nicer job blending smoothies than most of the blenders I’ve owned in the past.
If you find that your smoothies are not getting smooth enough in a blender, may I recommend a food processor? You can buy a decent food processor for less money than most high-powered blenders.
Peach Blueberry Smoothie Nutrition Info
Unlike the keto blueberry smoothie, we’re pairing the blueberries here with some high-carb fruits, peaches and dates. Both provide enough sweetness that we don’t need stevia or other sugar substitutes.
By the way, if you are pureeing Medjool dates for this recipe, consider blending up a few extra. We’ll be using date paste again in another smoothie recipe later in the week.
I love dates as a way to add sweetness to recipes without added sugars. However, though they provide more nutrients than white sugar, they’re not a lower-calorie option.
I tend to place all of my smoothie recipes in the “snack” category. That said, this smoothie with peaches and blueberries provides over 300 calories per serving. It could work as a small meal if you wish, particularly if you add a little more protein on the side.
One of the reasons that this could serve as a light meal is that it is more nutrient-dense than your typical smoothie. All of the recipes for smoothies that I provided over the past couple of weeks shared a few things:
- No added sugar (from white sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, fruit concentrates, etc.)
- Except for the keto smoothies, sweetened with natural sugars from fruit and dairy
- Use of whole blended fruits (not fruit juices which have been stripped of fiber)
The idea was to pack in nutrient-dense foods while skipping sources of empty calories. And of course, the smoothie needed to pass the family taste test as well. If it doesn’t pass, I don’t post it!
I’m hoping this smoothie will pass the taste test in your household as well!
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Peach Blueberry Smoothie with Lavender (No Added Sugar!)
- 3 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped (fresh dates, not the ones in the baking aisle)
- 3 tablespoons boiling water
- 1 cup cottage cheese, 6%
- 6 ice cubes
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup frozen chopped peaches
- ¼ teaspoon lavender
- Pour the boiling water over the Medjool dates. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Put the dates and water into a food processor and blend into a smooth date paste. You will need to scrape down the sides of the processor with a spatula several times because the dates will stick to the sides. Set the date paste aside and clean your food processor.
- Tip: I almost always make extra date paste because it is easier to blend a larger batch of dates. The extra date puree is a great way to naturally sweeten recipes without added sugar.
- Place the cottage cheese, cold water, ice, blueberries, peaches, lavender, and date paste into a food processor and blend until completely smooth. Blend a little longer than you typically might for a smoothie to ensure the cottage cheese and ice are thoroughly blended in. Enjoy!
This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). At over 300 calories per serving, this snack edges into meal territory. To lighten things up, try using low-fat cottage cheese rather than 6%. You could also swap the pureed dates for stevia, as I do when I make low-carb smoothies. Each serving of this smoothie is a generous two cups. I don’t typically like cutting serving sizes without making other changes that will help you feel full. However, in this case, I think cutting the serving in half (i.e., one-cup servings) is another option that will work for a lower-calorie snack. Nutrition information is for one serving of the recipe.
If you love blueberries, peaches, and lavender as much as I do, you might also enjoy my peach blueberry lavender overnight oats. This flavor combination has me looking forward to my morning oatmeal!
The edible lavender I use in this peach blueberry smoothie is available on Amazon. If you can’t find it locally, pick some up online, and come along on this culinary adventure with me!
That’s all I have for today. Please let me know if you give this frozen fruit smoothie recipe a go by leaving a comment below!