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 🙂

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PB&J Power Smoothie

This tasty recipe is a spin on a lunchtime classic, but it's in a glass instead of on a sandwich! I'll sometimes have it as an afternoon snack, if I know dinner is a long way off.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Smoothie
Servings 1
Author Rachel Druckenmiller

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups dairy-free milk unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tablespoons natural peanut butter no sugar added
  • 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!)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries or raspberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana peeled
  • 1 Medjool date (optional) pitted

Instructions

  1. Combine first five ingredients in a blender in the order listed for about 30 seconds. Add frozen fruit and date, if you'd like some sweetness, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • To up the protein count, I will sometimes add a scoop or two of Vital Proteins collagen peptides.
  • Trader Joe's sells gluten free rolled oats in a big blue bag.
  • 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!
  • 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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