jalapeno peach smoothie

by Kristina Sloggett

in daily juice, daily smoothie, Gluten Free, recipes, Smoothie, Vegan

Yep. I sure did. and it was good.

I had some of the freshest, sweetest peaches the other day. So sweet I thought adding some spicy to them would be a good thing. This recipe couldn’t be easier, and you could take it in a couple directions – add protein powder for some staying power, or add some vodka for a refreshing summer cocktail.

I’ll be out in the pool when you finish making the second one, okay?

jalapeno peach smoothie

2 fresh peaches, pitted
2 green apples
2 jalapenos

Juice both apples and one jalapeno. Slice peaches and remaining jalapeno (remove seeds) and add to blender. Pour apple / jalapeno juice into blender and blend.

This was exactly as I imagined and hoped it would be. Sweet, tart, with a slight spicy kick. I can absolutely see a big icy pitcher full of this tasty goodness at our next pool party. A second pitcher for mine the spiked version.

 

{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit July 28, 2011 at 5:07 am

I would have never, ever thought of combining the two. I bet it’s delicious! Enjoy your time by the pool :P

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2 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I actually cannot believe I haven’t done this sooner – I love my bell peppers juiced, and I certainly love my jalas!

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3 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 28, 2011 at 5:11 am

Ok considering I am loving the peach mango & red pepper chutney from tj’s and pretty much eat it w/ a spoon, this smoothie really isn’t too far off.

love it!

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4 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm

it’s kindof a staple now – Jason loves it too so we have them a lot!

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5 katie @KatieDid July 28, 2011 at 5:22 am

The title totally caught my eye, and I agree with Averie above I bet it might taste something like peach salsa which I eat by the tub! Such a cool combination!

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6 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm

drinkable salsa!

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7 Victoria (District Chocoholic) July 28, 2011 at 5:32 am

Nice flavor combo – especially with the bit of acidity from the apples added in. I like it.

Enough that I might play with it as a warm sauce for veggies. But not until summer is over.

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8 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm

yes, I was thinking a marinade for something. veggies, I suppose, as I don’t really eat meat!

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9 Pure2raw Twins July 28, 2011 at 5:52 am

Love it! We usually put a little cayenne in our smoothies for that kick, I think using jalapeno is great!!!

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10 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I LOVE cayenne too!

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11 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 28, 2011 at 6:10 am

I never would have done this in a million years, although it sounds surprisingly delicious!

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12 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm

it really was – surprisingly!

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13 katie July 28, 2011 at 6:14 am

This sounds interesting to me, I like the different combo! I am sure I would love it! U and your smoothie creations! <3 xoxo

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14 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm

hee! thanks – when you drink them daily you gotta get creative, right?

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15 Heather (Where's the Beach) July 28, 2011 at 6:17 am

OMG awesome in a glass!!! Kind of like my peach salsa, only blended ;-)

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16 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I knew you’d like this one, my friend! :D and YES – it’s like a drinkable salsa! (ooh, marinade??)

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17 Lisa Fine July 28, 2011 at 6:41 am

This sounds amazing. I don’t know that I would drink it in the morning, but I could see it being a really wonderful smoothie for the afternoon, or with lunch. Especially on the beach. :)

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18 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm

yes, this was an afternoon drink – probably a bit much for morning! :D

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19 Lindsay @CookVeganLover July 28, 2011 at 6:43 am

Wow this sounds wonderful!

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20 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm

thanks, Lindsay! it was pretty dang good!

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21 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen July 28, 2011 at 7:06 am

OK, I love it. As I’ve told you before (I think), smoothies and whatnot don’t really “do it for me.” However we just started making these fruit and veggie juices at the store, and oh my goll, I may become a believer! The raw veggie juice has beets, carrots, spinach, cukes…and jalapeno, which was an amazing, subtle addition that really rounded out the flavor…so hooray for your adventurous nature. I bet it really is amazing.

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22 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm

it was GOOD ! my latest (that will be up soon…) ?? GARLIC! whoa – YUM.

I’m glad you’re coming around to the juices and smoothies! they’re so good for you, and at least for me, give me energy and make me feel amazing!

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23 Theresa @ActiveEggplant.com July 28, 2011 at 7:19 am

This sounds SO good! I’ve always loved fresh salsa with peach in it – and now it’s available as a DRINK?! YUM!

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24 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm

yep, it’s basically like drinking salsa! YUM! :D

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25 windycityvegan July 28, 2011 at 8:23 am

Brilliant! I often make peach-jalapeno preserves, can’t believe I never thought to make it into a drink. Also – since my partner and daughter don’t have any sort of heat tolerance at all – I can make this and then *not* feel guilty about not wanting to share. :)

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26 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm

ha – yes, that works out nicely, right? peach jalapeno preserves – that sounds great!

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27 Dorry July 28, 2011 at 8:54 am

Yum! I need to buy some peaches from our Farmers Market because the ones from the grocery story have been disappointing lately. I want to come over for a pool party with spiked drinks! Billy and Jason could entertain us with cannon balls and song & dance routines. All while Basil cruises around the pool on a raft…

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28 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I can’t wait to get back to the Farmers Market this weekend… I’ll probably be sitting in my car in the dark, watching them all set up…

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29 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

oh, and I need to get Basil a new raft – he BIT the cactus and popped it! :D

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30 Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers July 28, 2011 at 11:29 am

I respect the creativity. I definitely would not have thought of that one!

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31 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm

hee hee, thanks Tiff! :D

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32 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty July 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I don’t know about thissssssssssss………….. haha

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33 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm
34 Heather @ girlyeverafter July 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm

WOWZAS! What a combo for a smoothie. I have to say I have tried grilled peaches with a jalepeno sauce and that was good so I don’t see this being bad. I love your creativity;)

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35 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm

thanks, Heather! grilled peaches are always awesome, and with jalapeno sauce!?? that sounds amazing!

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36 Roz@weightingfor50 July 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm

OMG….this looks SOOOOO good!!!! My “must try” file is getting pretty full, but this is going in there! LOVE the idea of fruit and peppers, thanks so much for the inspiration. MMM! Have a great day.

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37 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

many months ago I started juicing bell peppers, and LOVE those! I don’t really know why I haven’t done a jalapeno sooner… :) hope YOU’RE having a great day too, Roz!

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38 Monique July 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Vodka? YES. Or maybe champagne, like a Bellini :) I’m too afraid to try spicy and sweet. I’m always tempted to put red pepper flakes in chocolate dishes, but I can’t bring myself to do it. I’m a wuss!

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39 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm

a bellini!! that is a FABULOUS idea! I think red pepper flakes and chocolate sounds AWESOME together – I think there is a chili chocolate bar, maybe you could try one of those first? :)

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40 Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons July 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! How fun! you know I heart jalapeno anything =)

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41 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm

I know you do! :D you must try this! if you don’t like it as a smoothie, use it as a marinade!

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42 Charissa July 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm

What a brilliant idea…and it would be perfect for the morning when you need your metabolism spiked! Love this idea so much…if I could take the heat, lol!

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43 spabettie July 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Charissa – if you make sure to take out all the seeds, it really isn’t TOO hot… just a flavorful spicy! so good, I hope you try it! :D

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44 Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) July 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm

What an innovative combination of flavors. And SUCH a pretty color!

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45 Kristina October 12, 2011 at 7:06 pm

I love this idea – a spicy and sweet taste of summer!

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46 Kath May 26, 2012 at 8:19 am

bravo! what great flavors!

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