Put that classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich in a blender and drink it up! Better yet, make this peanut butter and jelly smoothie – it’s even better than your favorite sandwich and healthier too!
Peanut butter and jelly
Peanut butter and jelly. Yum!
This classic pairing was the sandwich darling in lunch boxes everywhere when I was a kid.
Now banned in schools for the legume bad boy it is, peanut butter still goes SO well with jelly, they just have to be together.
This peanut butter and jelly smoothie is sweet, nutty, and takes about 3 minutes to make. It’s incredibly easy to whip up first thing in the morning before your brain is fully awake (is that just me?) or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up for a healthy snack.
I love this peanut butter and jelly smoothie with strawberries as the fruit. You can substitute with raspberries or blueberries, whatever your favorite type of jam is in the pb & j!
This is how I feel about grape jelly in my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches:
If you love smoothies, hop on over to this healthy caramel smoothie – it’s so good!
Try this other breakfast favorite: healthy single serving banana bread.
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Ingredients for a peanut butter and jelly smoothie
You only need 5 basic ingredients for this pb & j smoothie:
- Peanut butter
- Milk (any kind you like)
- Maple syrup
Best smoothie blender
While there’s no denying that this high-powered blender is super deluxe, it’s not going to be in everyone’s budget. I actually know two friends who bought that blender together (they weren’t roommates) and shared it. One friend would have the blender for one month and then she’d drop it off to the other friend’s house for the next month.
A great smoothie blender that is much less expensive (but still very solid and with a great rep) is this blender.
How to make the best pb & j smoothie
Smoothies are pretty much the easiest recipes you can make!
Put everything into your blender and mix until smooth. If you like your smoothie extra cold (I don’t!), add a handful of ice cubes before you blend.
Use 2 tablespoons of peanut butter for a nuttier peanut butter and jelly smoothie. If you use 1 tablespoon of peanut butter you will get a slightly less filling smoothie with less protein; it will still taste peanut buttery though!
Use any peanut butter you like. My favorite has just two ingredients – peanuts and salt.
You can use honey instead of the maple syrup.
I tried making this pb & j smoothie without adding the maple syrup and still delicious! You can totally omit the maple syrup if you want, but I liked the smoothie slightly more with it.
You can substitute the peanut butter with another kind of nut butter if there’s a peanut allergy or you’re following the paleo diet. Cashew butter would work the best because it’s mild and sweet, but almond butter would be yummy too.
Use cow milk if you do cow, or almond, coconut, oat milk, rice milk, etc. if you’re vegan or paleo.
Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
Put a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich in a blender and drink it up! Better yet, make this peanut butter and jelly smoothie – it’s even better than your favorite sandwich and healthier too!
- 5 strawberries
- 1 ripe banana
- 1-2 tbsp peanut butter (you can sub with any nut butter)
- ½ cup milk (any kind you like to drink)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (you can also use honey or agave)
Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth!
Top with berries, a drizzle of peanut butter, a drizzle of maple syrup, or even whipped cream.
(Hands up if you think whipped cream goes with everything!)
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Let me know in the comments if you try this yummy peanut butter and jelly smoothie!