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! This makes a delicious meal replacement or a healthy snack or even a healthy dessert! It’s vegan, and gluten-free and can be made paleo smoothie if you sub a different nut butter (like almond butter or cashew butter) for the peanut butter.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie (better than the sandwich!)

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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:

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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

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! This makes a delicious meal replacement or a healthy snack or even a healthy dessert! It’s vegan, and gluten-free and can be made paleo smoothie if you sub a different nut butter (like almond butter or cashew butter) for the peanut butter.

You only need 5 basic ingredients for this pb & j smoothie:

  • Strawberries
  • Banana
  • 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.

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! This makes a delicious meal replacement or a healthy snack or even a healthy dessert! It’s vegan, and gluten-free and can be made paleo smoothie if you sub a different nut butter (like almond butter or cashew butter) for the peanut butter.

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.

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! This makes a delicious meal replacement or a healthy snack or even a healthy dessert! It’s vegan, and gluten-free and can be made paleo smoothie if you sub a different nut butter (like almond butter or cashew butter) for the peanut butter.

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!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Snack
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth!

  2. Top with berries, a drizzle of peanut butter, a drizzle of maple syrup, or even whipped cream.

  3. (Hands up if you think whipped cream goes with everything!)

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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! This makes a delicious meal replacement or a healthy snack or even a healthy dessert! It’s vegan, and gluten-free and can be made paleo smoothie if you sub a different nut butter (like almond butter or cashew butter) for the peanut butter.

Let me know in the comments if you try this yummy peanut butter and jelly smoothie!


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12 thoughts on “Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie (better than the sandwich!)”

  1. Yum, this looks really good! I love smoothies, and this one is a new idea for me. Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

    1. Hey Pam! Thanks! I looooove smoothies too and this peanut butter and jelly smoothie fills me up longer than most smoothies 🙂

    1. Thanks Anita! I hope you try this peanut butter and jelly smoothie! It’s on weekly rotation over here, and I can’t wait until our backyard wild strawberries grow…they will be so yummy in this smoothie!

  2. You had me at peanut butter and jelly and sold me on smoothie! Yummy must try recipe for my daily smoothie routine. Thanks for the recipe 🙂 Pinned

    1. Awesome! You have to let me know your favorite daily smoothies! I’m always looking for new ones – we love smoothies so much over here. And smoothies are a great way to have my 4 year old eat fruits and veggies if she’s having a pickier day 🙂

  3. I still love my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches so I can’t wait to try this smoothie!! Looks like you covered all the bases for any kind of substitutions so I’m good to go.

    1. Thank you Bev!!! I just got my Invisalign braces adjusted today and my teeth are so painful, it’s been a smoothie kind of day! I made another peanut butter and jelly smoothie for my daughter and I to share this eve 🙂

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