Honey Roasted Peach Smoothies have a touch of butter and honey to bring out the nutty sweetness. Blended with yogurt and milk for a simply delicious smoothie. This post is sponsored by the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. All thoughts are my own.
It’s no secret that I love fruit in just about any form. I eat fresh, seasonal fruit by the pound all summer, frozen fruit smoothies all winter, and y’all know that cherry hand pies are my spirit animal food. Fruit is my jam.
If you’ve ever grilled pineapple for chicken kabobs, then you already know that applying a hot flame caramelizes the outside of the fruit, giving it a smoky-syrupy taste while leaving the texture largely unchanged. Knowing that fact, I wondered what subjecting fruit to a prolonged, even heat might do? Sure, I’ve roasted figs because they’re an easy, accompaniment to really great cheese, but the flavor gets caught up in the other strong flavors paired alongside. I wanted to make something in which the roasted fruit didn’t have to compete for attention.
Roasting fruit in the oven gives the heat more time to break down the natural sugars, resulting in deep caramelization. A drizzle of honey enhances the process, and a touch of salted butter browns in then oven, resulting in a sweeter, almost nutty flavor.
I applied the technique to ripe peaches, and the end result was like whoa. Where have roasted peaches been all my life? The peachy flavor is so much more intense after basking in the oven.
Seriously, you need to try honey roasted peach smoothies!
Roasted peaches are great on their own, a delightful add-in to morning oatmeal, and over-the-top delicious served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream–all of which we tried in the same week. By far our favorite application was in smoothie form.
Honey Roasted Peach Smoothies are a simple, satisfying blend of roasted peaches, milk, yogurt, and ice cubes.
The result is a cool, frothy sipper that allows caramelized peach flavor to shine through. I highly recommend them as a morning pick-me-up or healthy dessert option when you’re feeling a little fruity.