Peanut Butter and Jelly Time!
Okay, so for the uninitiated, you might be thinking, “Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie…whaa?!”
I’ll admit, the first time I heard of a Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie I scratched my head in confusion.
Up until that life changing trip to Plant Smoothie, my venture into the smoothie world pretty much consisted of Strawberry Banana Smoothies.
While I love Strawberry Banana smoothies, this Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie really kicks that game up a few notches.
Anywho, if you loved Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches as a child, you’re going to absolutely adore this spiffed up, adult, smoothie version. Guaranteed.
I actually have a really hilarious story involving a Strawberry Banana smoothie and thigh highs…but I have been sworn to silence by parties involved.
Maybe one of these days I can slip that story in because let me tell ya, it’s a good one.
I still chuckle to myself every time I think about it!
For the curious – I enter the story in the Strawberry Banana Smoothie part – another party was involved with the demise of thigh highs.
Just so we’re clear on those details. 😉
How to keep your Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie from being watery
If you’ve ever ordered a smoothie from a smoothie joint, then you’ve probably seen them drop a few cubes of ice in when making your smoothie.
You’ll also note a slightly watered down taste in your smoothie if ice has been added. That watery taste is no bueno.
If you want a thick and creamy smoothie without the watered down effects of ice cubes, the solution is simple – don’t use ice!
I repeat, never, every use ice in your smoothies!
So how do you get a good, thick, chilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie without ice? Use frozen fruit.
For my Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie I used 1 cup of frozen whole strawberries and 1 rip banana (not frozen).
I also added almond milk, peanut butter, and half of a serving of French Vanilla Vegan protein powder.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie
Once you add the ingredients to a high-powered blender, just blend until smooth.
This should only take about 2 minutes.
If you want to add extra fat to your smoothie, add in 1/2 an avocado when blending.
You won’t taste the avocado and it will add some good, healthy fat to your Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie.
To give your smoothie a green boost, add in 1 cup of fresh, raw spinach. It will turn your smoothie a funky color, but again, you won’t taste it at all.
Dairy-Free Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
You’ve probably noticed by now, but this smoothie recipe is dairy-free which is great for adults and children with a dairy allergy.
However, if you have a peanut allergy, you can sub out the peanut butter for almond butter.
It will change the taste of the smoothie slightly, but it will still be delicious!
Have an almond allergy? Use cashew milk, soy milk, or regular cow’s milk if needed.
I highly suggest using the protein powder in this smoothie and not skipping that ingredient.
The protein powder serves to add needed protein and also sweeten the smoothie.
If you don’t have protein powder or don’t want to use it, you may have to add in 1/2 teaspoon of honey or agave to sweeten the smoothie slightly.
If you enjoyed this Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie recipe, please leave me a comment and let me know!
I love to hear from you and chat with you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you may have.
I hope you have a happy and healthy Monday!
Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie
A velvety smooth, rich and creamy smoothie, similar to that of Plant Smoothie's PB&J Smoothie.
- 1 ripe banana peeled
- 1 cup whole frozen strawberries
- 8 oz unsweetened almond milk or soy, cashew, or regular milk
- 1/2 serving french vanilla vegan protein powder
- 1 heaping tbsp peanut butter or 2tbsp PB2
- 1/2 avocado peeled and seeded
- 1 cup fresh raw spinach
Combine all ingredients in a high powdered blender and blend until smooth (about 2 minutes).
Pour and enjoy immediately!
This recipe creates 2 small smoothies or 1 large smoothie.
Please Note: Tablespoon used to measure peanut butter is an eating utensil - not a measuring tablespoon.
Also Note: Nutrition information and calories have been calculated using Vegan protein powder and regular "all natural" peanut butter. Calories and Nutritional information may change depending on the brand/type of protein powder or peanut butter you use.
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