A Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie – packed with berries, fiber, healthy fats, and you can even throw in some greens if you’d like. A vegan, paleo friendly smoothie recipe with plenty of ways to customize it to your liking.
I’m finding healthy breakfast smoothies are always on 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 the classic sandwich, and making a smoothie recipe out of it.
Think peanut butter + jelly (berries) blended into a delicious drinkable meal.
No added sugar needed in this recipe – the fruit is all you need! I’m talking simple ingredients, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates and plenty of protein to keep you feeling full.
- 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.
- creamy peanut butter – It wouldn’t be a PB&J without it. I prefer a creamy, all natural peanut butter with no added sugar. Feel free to use your favorite. If you can’t do peanut butter, feel free to sub in almond butter or cashew butter for a similar taste.
- 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 soy milk, cashew milk, almond milk, hemp, oat, etc. Use your favorite.
BONUS ADD INS:
- Medjool dates – these are optional but they do provide some added fiber! You can also add some fresh banana chunks in their place.
- spinach – add a handful for a boost of greens. It will change the color of your smoothie, but you can’t taste it.
- protein powder – choose your favorite for some extra protein. 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 yogurt 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 flax seeds or chia seeds, make sure you drink the smoothie fairly quickly as those two ingredients will thicken the liquid upon standing too long. Hemp seeds won’t thicken a smoothie like the others do.
Tips for Making the Best Smoothies
- Use frozen fruit. If you use fresh fruit, you’ll end up with the consistency of milk. Use frozen berries for a creamy smoothie. If using fresh berries, you’ll likely want to add in half cup of ice cubes (or more.)
- 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. A high-speed blender is best for cutting down frozen fruit and dates into a creamy consistency.
- Taste test. Everyone has their personal preferences on taste. If you’d like a sweeter smoothie, feel free to add a dash of maple syrup or honey.
The more you make smoothies, the more confident you’ll get in changing things up, finding new flavors to try and adding your favorite ingredients.
More Smoothie Recipes to Try
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
A delicious Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie – packed with berries, fiber, and you can even throw in some greens if you’d like. Vegan, paleo friendly healthy smoothie recipe.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower rice
- 2/3 cup frozen sliced frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 2 pitted Medjool dates
- 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1.5 cups – 2 cups non-dairy milk or milk of choice (depending on desired thickness)
- handful spinach
- 1/2 cup quick oats or rolled oats
- favorite protein powder
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts, chia seeds or flax seeds
- 1 serving collagen peptides powder
- Add all ingredients to blender (including any add-ins), and start with about 1.5 cups liquid. Blend on high until smooth, adding more liquid as needed for desired thickness.
- You may find you need a little more liquid, depending on if you added any additional ingredients.
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
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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.