Peach and Summer Squash Smoothie

Recipe Classifications

Cuisine:

American

Meal:

Breakfast, Smoothie / Shake

Diet:

Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, DASH, Kid-Friendly, Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Rainbow:

Orange / Yellow

Freezes well:

Yes

Prep Time  (total time):

Under 15 Minutes  (Under 15 Minutes)

peach and summer squash recipe

Summer squash is great for savory dishes. But, did you know it can make a lovely weight loss smoothie too?

This Peach and Summer Squash Smoothie Recipe is the proof! 

It’s bright, sweet, and light, yet, it’s packed with nutrients and flavor that are irresistible but also refreshing – perfect for those hot summer days!

Peach and Summer Squash Smoothie

For under 250 calories, you’ll get 35 grams of protein and a gram of fiber, along with moderate amounts of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.

And while this version still has 6 grams of sugar, it’s mostly fructose that naturally comes from the peaches. Thus, this Peach and Summer Squash Smoothie recipe is best to be consumed 1 to 2 hours before a circuit training or a long cardio workout. You’ll be surprised how much energy and endurance you have by then.

The best part is, you can make two servings only in 10 minutes! Ready to blend? Let’s get onto it! 

Peach and Summer Squash Smoothie [Protein Shake Recipe for Weight Loss]

Got some summer squash sitting on the counter? Whip them up with some peaches and you’ll get an irresistibly refreshing and sweet smoothie that’s perfect for battling those summer days! It’s packed with nutrients and flavor that you can’t just resist. Oh, and did I mention it’s high in protein too? Behold!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 244kcal

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup frozen peaches
  • ¼ cup summer squash chopped
  • 1 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ½ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 scoops whey protein powder optional
  • Orange segments as needed for garnish

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and give it a good swirl so that the protein powder is covered in liquid and won’t be flying everywhere.
  • Blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl or glass and garnish with orange segments.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  1. For the vegan/vegetarian version, replace protein powder with a vegan one and replace the Greek yogurt with an equal amount of unsweetened almond milk
  2. Hemp protein powder can be replaced with whey powder to benefit the Clean EatingHealthy Liver and Low Histamine meal plans. 
  3. For the Low Histamine Meal Plan, modify: Replace peach with apricot and the yogurt with almond milk

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 3mg

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Mike

Mike

Hi! I’m Mike. I’m happily married and have a young daughter. I’ve lived all over the world and have learned a lot from seeing others’ perspectives. I’ve also had many life altering health challenges. Fortunately, my lovely and brilliant wife helped save me by finding a new and better way for us to live. We started The Healthy Treehouse to share what we’ve learned and to learn from others, too.
 

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