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Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie

Enjoy a healthy twist on a childhood classic with this creamy peanut butter and jelly smoothie that’s packed with protein! It’s made without banana and blended up with raspberries, strawberries, collagen peptides or your favorite protein powder, and all natural peanut butter. Perfect for your post workout breakfast or snack!

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Welcome to Day 4 of #AKSmoothieWeek! Growing up, I was never a huge peanut butter and jelly sandwich lover. I much preferred my Dad’s famous after school turkey sandwich with pickles, mayo, mustard and LOTS of lettuce. Love you, Dad!

Now that I’m an adult, every now and then I’ll crave a really good PB&J, but here’s the thing: I won’t stand for anything but raspberry or strawberry jam. Seedy raspberry jam is my absolute favorite! How about you?!

peanut butter and jelly smoothies in two glasses with text overlay

One night after making my pregnant self a thick a$$ peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I started imagining it as a smoothie and therefore this gorgeous peanut butter and jelly smoothie was born. It’s refreshing, packed with over 15g protein, vitamin A, C, and plenty of fiber thanks to berries.

I actually think this might be one of my favorite smoothies to recommend for kids because of how much it taste like that childhood classic PB&J sandwich we all know and love.

how to make a peanut butter and jelly smoothie

Peanut butter and jelly smoothie ingredients

Below are ingredients you can feel free to mix and match in this peanut butter and jelly smoothie, but in general, I suggest trying to stick to the fruit and liquid ratios to ensure the smoothie stays nice and creamy.

frozen raspberries: raspberries are an amazing source of fiber (8g per cup!) vitamin c, and antioxidants. Plus, who doesn’t love raspberry jam with their peanut butter & jelly sandwiches?!

frozen strawberries: if you like strawberry jam better than raspberry, feel free to add more strawberries than raspberries. These babies pack in even more fiber, vitamin c, and antioxidants, plus potassium.

all natural peanut butter: can’t forget about the PB part of your PB&J! I’m usually a Smucker’s gal, but feel free to use your favorite brand of all natural peanut butter, which should be just peanuts + salt. I also love RXBAR peanut + almond butter! Almond butter or any other nut butter will also work well and will add a delicious boost of protein to your smoothie.

protein powder: I made this a post-workout smoothie by adding a scoop of collagen peptides protein, but you could also add a 1/2 cup Greek yogurt. I recommend Vital Protein collagen peptides or Bob’s Red Mill Plant Based Vanilla Protein Powder for a vegan option. You can also leave out the protein powder!

almond milk (or milk of choice): feel free to use any milk you’d like in my smoothie recipes according to your preferences. Almond milk tends to have a neutral taste in smoothies, coconut milk will add a more tropical and creamy flavor, and regular milk will add a boost of protein.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie in a blender

Adding extra nutrition to this peanut butter and jelly smoothie:

You can enhance any smoothie by adding additional nutritious ingredients to really make it your own. Here are a few suggestions that you can add to this peanut butter and jelly smoothie:

flaxseed meal: this is one of my favorite ingredients to add to smoothies for a little boost of fiber and minerals, and is especially great for nursing mamas as flaxseed can help increase milk supply. Usually a tablespoon is plenty! Here’s a brand I love.

chia seeds: feel free to add in a tablespoon of chia seeds to your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats and fiber.

hemp seeds: if you’ve been wondering what to do with those hemp seeds lurking in your cupboard, feel free to throw in a tablespoon into your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats, omegas and minerals.

oats: to add a little heartiness to your smoothie and to help thicken it, feel free to add in 1/3 cup oats. Do not use steel cut oats as they will not blend well.

frozen cauliflower: feel free to throw in a cup of frozen cauliflower to thicken your smoothie and get extra veggies in, especially if you opt for fresh raspberries & strawberries instead of frozen. You won’t even be able to taste it!

spinach: if you’re looking to get more greens in your smoothie, try adding a cup or two of raw or cooked spinach. You’ll never be able to taste it, but just know that it may change the color of your smoothie to brown with these berries.

Pouring a PB&J Smoothie into two glasses

Tips for making smoothies

Here are a few of my favorite tips I like to share in regards to making the best creamy, healthy smoothies.

  1. Using frozen fruit is best as it helps keeps the smoothie cold and thick. Sometimes ice doesn’t blend as well, so it’s best to skip unless absolutely necessary. If you only have fresh fruit, try adding 1 cup frozen cauliflower.
  2. Don’t be afraid to add more liquid if your smoothie is too thick or won’t fully blend. High powered blenders tend to blend frozen fruit much better, so if you have a regular or personal size blender, you may need to add more milk.
  3. Start the blender on low speed, then gradually increase to high to help blend all ingredients. Finally end with the blender on low speed.

peanut butter and jelly smoothie topped with peanut butter and raspberries in a glass with a straw

More smoothie recipes you might like:

Get Your Greens in Smoothie (the best green smoothie!)

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

Post-Workout Recovery Tart Cherry Smoothie Bowl

Layered Banana Split Protein Smoothie

Refreshing Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie

two peanut butter and jelly smoothies topped with raspberries and peanut butter

I can’t wait to hear how you like this PB&J smoothie! Come back tomorrow for another delicious smoothie recipe you won’t want to miss. And don’t forget to check out our guide on how to prep smoothies ahead of time. xo!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

5 from 2 votes
Course Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Snack
Keyword peanut butter and jelly smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serves 1
Enjoy a healthy twist on a childhood classic with this creamy, protein-packed peanut butter and jelly smoothie! It's made without banana and packed with raspberries, strawberries, collagen peptides, and all natural peanut butter. Perfect for your post workout breakfast or snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries*
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 serving collagen peptides or your favorite protein powder brand (1-2 scoops depending on the brand)
  • 1 tablespoon all natural peanut butter
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more as necessary (or light coconut milk)

Instructions

  1. In a large high-powered blender, add in all ingredients and blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are well combined. If necessary, add in more almond milk to thin the smoothie. Makes 1 smoothie. Drizzle the top with extra peanut butter if desired!

Recipe Notes

*if you like strawberry jelly with your PB&J, use 3/4 cup frozen raspberries and 1 ¼ cup frozen strawberries

flaxseed meal: this is one of my favorite ingredients to add to smoothies for a little boost of fiber and minerals, and is especially great for nursing mamas as flaxseed can help increase milk supply. Usually a tablespoon is plenty!

chia seeds: feel free to add in a tablespoon of chia seeds to your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats and fiber.

hemp seeds: if you’ve been wondering what to do with those hemp seeds lurking in your cupboard, feel free to throw in a tablespoon into your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats, omegas and minerals.

oats: to add a little heartiness to your smoothie and to help thicken it, feel free to add in 1/3 cup oats. Do not use steel cut oats as they will not blend well.

frozen cauliflower: feel free to throw in a cup of frozen cauliflower to thicken your smoothie and get extra veggies in, especially if you opt for fresh raspberries & strawberries instead of frozen. You won’t even be able to taste it!

spinach: if you’re looking to get more greens in your smoothie, try adding a cup or two of raw or cooked spinach. You’ll never be able to taste it, but just know that it may change the color of your smoothie to brown with these berries.

Nutrition
Servings: 1 serving
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Calories: 251kcal
Fat: 11.1g
Saturated fat: 1g
Carbohydrates: 27.5g
Fiber: 13.8g
Sugar: 13g
Protein: 15.7g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats

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