A Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie – packed with berries, fiber, and you can even throw in some greens if you’d like. Vegan, paleo friendly smoothie recipe.
Sweet sweet summertime! AKA SMOOTHIE SEASON.
I’m finding healthy breakfast smoothies are on heavy rotation around here. There are so many flavors to enjoy and loads of ways to make them.
And if you do it right, you can pack a ton of nutrition into these on-the-go meals.
What’s in a Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie?
No, we’re not throwing a PB & J sandwich in the blender with milk and calling it good. We’re taking the idea of a classic peanut butter & jelly sandwich, and making a smoothie recipe out of it.
No added sugar needed in this recipe – the fruit is all you need!
- frozen strawberries and raspberries – Our “jelly”, if you will. Using both kinds of berries gives you a delicious flavor, but you can also use or or the other.
- peanut butter – Duh. It wouldn’t be a PB&J without it. I prefer a creamy, all natural with no added sugar peanut butter. Use your favorite.
- frozen riced cauliflower – I love adding frozen cauliflower into smoothies as a way to get a thicker smoothie, without adding additional sugar. You also get the benefits of cruciferous veggies.
- milk of choice – I typically go for something like cashew, hemp, oat, etc.
BONUS ADD INS:
- Medjool dates – these are optional but they do provide some added fiber! And if you’re in the last 4 weeks of your pregnancy (like me!) adding dates into your daily diet can be helpful to prepare for labor. (source.)
- spinach – add a handful for a boost of greens. It will change your smoothie color but you can’t taste it.
- protein powder – choose your favorite. A vanilla flavored would be best here. Or something like plain collagen peptides if not vegan.
- oats – sometimes I like to add rolled or quick oats into my smoothie for some whole grains and more fiber.
- high protein yogurt – you could also add in your favorite high protein yogurt like greek or skyr. Siggi’s makes a good plant-based high protein yogurt now as well.
- healthy omega’s like chia seeds, flaxseed meal or hemp hearts – if adding flaxseed or chia seed, make sure you drink the smoothie fairly quickly as those too ingredients will thicken the liquid upon standing too long.
Great for adults AND kids. Or at least I am guessing kids would enjoy this. I was quite the picky eater growing up and didn’t even eat peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Something about the jelly oozing out of the bread did not sit well with me.
I was a strange child.
But I’ve come to my senses now and love peanut butter & jelly sandwiches as well as anything with those flavors.
Tips for Making the Best Thick Smoothies
- Use frozen fruit. If you use fresh fruit, you’ll end up with the consistency of milk.
- Add the milk a little at a time, until you achieve the consistency you’d like. Everyone has a personal preference for how thick or thin they like their smoothies. If you want more of a peanut butter & jelly smoothie bowl, start with about half a cup of liquid (per 1 serving).
- Invest in a good blender. I like my Ninja for single servings but also have a high powered blender for 2 or more servings.
Hope you give this peanut butter & jelly smoothie a try!
Let me know if you make this recipe by leaving a comment and rating below! It helps others learn more about the recipe too! Xx Ashley
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower rice
- 2/3 cup frozen sliced frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 2 pitted Medjool dates
- 3 TBSP creamy peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups – 2 cups non-dairy milk (depending on desired thickness)
- handful spinach
- 1/2 cup quick oats or rolled oats
- favorite protein powder
Add all ingredients to blender, starting with about 1.5 cups liquid. Blend on high until smooth, adding more liquid as needed for desired thickness.
Feel free to add in your favorite superfood boosts too!
cut recipe in half for 1 serving
nutrition info approximate; does not include added protein powder.
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 290
- Fat: 16g
- Carbohydrates: 33g
- Fiber: 8g
- Protein: 8g
This recipe was originally developed with Natural Delights® Medjool Dates on Instagram in June 2019, but it was too good not to share here as well! This post is not sponsored by them and all opinions are my own.