Try my low-calorie peach pineapple smoothie if you are looking for a fruity blended drink to provide some summer refreshment. It is whipped up to be SO CREAMY that you’ll want to eat it with a spoon! This pineapple peach smoothie has an ingredient that drew the most family controversy out of all my smoothie recipes this week. Keep reading to find out what it is!
Smoothie Madness Week continues! This peach pineapple smoothie is a good one if you have a fat loss goal. You’re getting a high-volume, super creamy, delicious dessert for only 81 calories with this recipe.
I’ve whipped this healthy shake up to be so light and airy that I am hesitant to call it a smoothie. This snack is more of a frozen fluff, similar to my strawberry rhubarb ice cream fluff. So, don’t forget your spoon!
In the video below, I’m making a double batch of the peach pineapple smoothie recipe. However, I found that it’s much easier to make a smooth smoothie if you don’t double the recipe. The pineapples and peaches seemed to have an easier time breaking down when given more space.
Additionally, my processor ended up wholly filled with this peachy, pineapple-y smoothie fluff, whether I doubled the recipe or not.
That means you can get the same volume of food for half the calories if you DON’T try to scale up the recipe. This is great news for volume eaters, such as myself. I’ll definitely be giving my processor the extra room to whip more air into my smoothies from now on!
This peach pineapple smoothie has an ingredient that you might love or hate!
I try to create recipes that everyone in my family loves (and I hope that your family will love them too). However, sometimes taste preferences clash. One person’s perfect dish or ingredient may be entirely rejected by someone with a different set of taste buds.
Unfortunately, that's what happened here.
It had nothing to do with the peaches and pineapples. We all love those foods. In fact, my husband was the one who suggested this fruit combination for my award-winning peach and pineapple salsa recipe.
He was also the one who brought up the possibility of adding orange to this smoothie recipe. I obliged, adding a touch of orange zest to the frozen peaches and pineapples. (Orange zest has far more concentrated orange flavor than orange juice, which is why I went for the zest.)
I was so happy when I tasted the blended smoothie. I thought that the touch of orange made the dish perfect.
The rest of my household, however, experienced things differently. They thought that tiny touch of orange ruined the smoothie, turning what would otherwise be sweet into something bitter.
So, which of us is right? If you try my peach pineapple smoothie, drop us a comment below and let me know what you think!
I’d bet that our difference in perception is related to the fact that I live with some super-tasters. Super-tasters are far more sensitive to bitter tastes than the average person. This is because they have more taste cells for receptors with bitter taste.
One of my family members seems to be more sensitive to bitter than the other. However, both thought the orange zest here was too much.
My advice is to skip the zest if you tend to dislike bitter flavors more than average. Otherwise, leave it in and enjoy!
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Peach Pineapple Smoothie (Low-Calorie, No Added Sugar!)
- ½ cup frozen chopped pineapple
- ½ cup frozen chopped peaches
- ¾ cup milk, 2%
- ½ teaspoon orange zest (I loved this, but skip it if you're more sensitive to bitter flavors than average)
- I recommend using a food processor or high-speed blender with a minimum 10-cup capacity for this recipe. This gives the ingredients lots of room to puree and get whipped up, making the airy, "fluffy" dessert pictured.
- Put all of the ingredients in the food processor and blend until smooth, blending until the volume expands to fill the food processor. (Watch the video below!) You may need to stop your food processor to scrape down the sides with a spatula if ingredients are sticking. (I did not need to do this.)
- Divide the smoothie into two large glasses and serve with spoons. These should be eaten immediately because they lose volume if they melt.
- If you do have leftovers, you can let them melt fully and freeze them in popsicle molds. Enjoy!
This is a level 1 recipe (may help support fat loss). I don’t usually think smoothies are the best snack option if you have a fat loss goal. However, this particular “smoothie” is whipped up to be extremely light and airy. You’re increasing your fruit intake while getting a high-volume, low-calorie snack that you can eat with a spoon. This one is truly a win! Nutrition information is for one serving of the recipe.
If you try this peach pineapple smoothie, please help settle our family debate on the orange zest by commenting below. Do you think the orange flavor belongs with the frozen pineapples and peaches, or should I kick it to the curb? I’m really curious to learn what others think!
Normally, I’d nix an ingredient in a recipe if ⅔ of my household dislikes it. However, I really think the orange zest made this smoothie with peaches and pineapples soooo much tastier. I’ve opted to leave it in the recipe so you can decide for yourself about it!