It’s Peanut Butter Jelly {Smoothie} Time!

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Crust or no crust?

Jelly or jam?

Crunchy or creamy?

No matter which combo you like best, one thing is for sure…

Most of us love PB&J!

I was in the mood for a smoothie the other day and wanted to try out a new recipe that would remind me of the flavors, creaminess, and I-wanna-be-a-kid-again feeling of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

After making some tweaks and getting my trusty taste-testing husband, Bill, to give it a try, I came up with a recipe that you have to try!

This fiber-filled, protein-packed smoothie will tantalize your taste buds and hold off hunger until lunchtime 🙂

Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie

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Ingredients (*See Notes below)

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk*, unsweetened
  • 1 cup frozen berries (strawberries and raspberries work best)
  • 1/2 banana, peeled and frozen
  • 1/2 carrot, coarsely chopped (yes, you read that right! It adds a hint of sweetness and is a great way to hide a veggie!)
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free rolled oats*
  • 1 Medjool date, pit removed*
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons natural peanut butter* (2 tablespoons if you like it more peanut buttery!)
  • Pinch sea salt

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender in the order listed above for 30-60 seconds. Enjoy!

*Notes

  1. Use Silk Unsweetened almond milk or make your own.
  2. Trader Joe’s sells gluten free rolled oats in a big blue bag.
  3. Dates add sweetness. If you don’t have dates, add about 2 tsp pure maple syrup or honey, but dates work best. Let me know how it turns out if you use maple syrup or honey!
  4. The only ingredients in the peanut butter should be peanuts…and maybe salt. 2 tablespoons really seemed to do the trick, but you can always start with less and then add more!
PB&J goodness

PB&J goodness

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2 Comments

  1. Beth Jakubiak

    We tried this for breakfast this morning, and it was delicious!! And very easy to make! We will definitely be having it again. 🙂

    • I’m so glad, Beth! THanks for taking the time to let everyone know what you thought! I have a peaches and cream recipe coming up this week 🙂

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