Vegan Peach Pecan Breakfast Smoothie

{Becky and I are sharing breakfast smoothie recipes this month.  Be sure to check out her Grapefruit Pear Green Smoothie.}

I have had every intention to keep juicing, but I grew tired of cleaning my juicer.  Not because it is difficult to clean, but because my sink is usually full of dishes and I have to do those first before I can wash the juicer parts.  There’s the rub.  I almost always choose going to bed (or watching a show on Hulu) instead of doing dinner dishes.  I know I’ll regret it in the morning, and yet I can’t seem to help myself.  Do you do the same thing?

I wake up and there are dishes, so I can’t make breakfast until we have some clean dishes and silverware.  Then I’m late getting breakfast on the table, which means the kids have to eat quickly.  Then they’re a few minutes late for school because I make them brush their teeth after wolfing down said quick breakfast.  Then there are more dishes (and e-mails to check) and before I know it, it’s 10:00 am and I haven’t showered or had any breakfast myself.  I do usually start the early morning off with a cup of lemon water followed by powdered greens mixed with water.  (It’s not as bad as it sounds.)  But at that 10:00 am part of my morning, my tummy is rumbling and I’m busy and I want something fast, healthy and delicious.

So.  That’s where my daily breakfast smoothie comes back into play.  I load them up with good things and sip them until it’s time for a late lunch before I pick the kids up from school.  My life is glamorous!

I have been trying some new combos.  I will admit it–I hate kale in smoothies.  I like kale juiced.  I like kale sauteed in a hot pan with garlic and drizzled with balsamic.  I love kale in soup.  But not in smoothies.  Spinach is one that I love any way, shape or form.  But when I’m out of greens, or feel like drinking something non-green, I make some kind of variation of this smoothie.  Sometimes it’s berries or plums.  And sometimes (when my husband doesn’t accidentally unplug our extra freezer resulting in a bushel’s worth of peaches defrosting and going rotten…sigh), I use frozen peaches from the summer.  I hoard them for that moment when I can’t stand winter a minute more and I need to remember that spring is just around the corner, followed by summer and eventually fresh peaches.

This smoothie kind of tastes like peach pie with the addition of the cinnamon, pecans, and maple syrup.  If you can’t abide oatmeal in your smoothie, leave it out.  I add it in for iron and fiber and for a little extra texture.  And there you go–a very long explanation for a simple, fruity smoothie to kick off your morning.

Vegan Peach Pecan Breakfast Smoothie
 
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This yummy breakfast smoothie tastes a bit like peach pie. The added oatmeal makes it extra filling and creamy.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 whole fresh or frozen peach (about 1½ cups frozen peaches)
  • 1 banana, fresh or frozen
  • 5 large ice cubes
  • ½ cup gluten-free old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water, fruit juice, or your choice of dairy or non-dairy milk
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • ¼ or more tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • agave or maple syrup, to taste
Instructions
  1. Puree all ingredients until smooth.

Peach Pecan Smoothie

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9 Responses to “Vegan Peach Pecan Breakfast Smoothie”

  1. Kristina @ spabettie January 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    Mmm, so looking forward to fresh peaches.

    you know what I cannot abide? kale in a smoothie. yep, I’m with ya there – kale just about every way except smoothies. I love to juice it… spinach is for smoothies.

    I have to juice each morning. I HAVE to. so if I leave dishes (yep, sometimes), they go in the left side of the sink, so I can still clean my juicer ;)

  2. Becky @ Project Domestication January 21, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    I love all these ingredients. Oatmeal in smoothies makes the yummiest texture that feels indulgent.

    I know I’m going to love this and I will try it soon.

    Now I’m excited for summer peaches.

    Fun to team up again!

  3. Becky @ Project Domestication January 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    Oh and I should mention I hate cleaning my juicer. You’re right it’s not hard at all…just not fun.

  4. Ann January 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    Ooo, this looks delicious! I thought I’d be on a smoothie hiatus when my blender busted, but then I realized that my immersion blender is a great substitute that’s also a breeze to clean! Of course, I don’t know for certain that an immersion blender is sturdy enough to handle a smoothies, but if it breaks, I have a great excuse to upgrade to a Vitamix! So far, it seems to be working fine, though. I’ll soften any frozen fruit for a bit in the microwave just to lessen the strain a bit.

  5. Emily January 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    This makes me totally wish for summer!

  6. Cookin' Canuck January 22, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    This sounds fantastic! I love the addition of chia seeds…we’ve been sprinkling them in everything at our house.

  7. Anonymous January 26, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Does this keep in the fridge for a day or so?

  8. Becky @ Project Domestication January 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    Made this and loved it!
    (I was out of almond milk so I used water and it was great!)

  9. Becky at VintageMixer January 30, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    this sounds like a smoothie I would LOVE!! And honestly, I’m not a smoothie gal- would rather eat my calories than drink them usually :)

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