Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

It’s peanut butter jelly time!! <— Do you have that silly song stuck in your head now? Because I sure do.

I’ve been singing it over and over to myself in an attempt to drown out all the background noise. Renovations continue over here at the new digs and working from home during all of this is um, a bit of a challenge.

A healthy and satisfying peanut butter and jelly smoothie! Tastes like the classic sandwich! Perfect for breakfast, snacking or a better-for-you dessert!

I’m also pretty sure that all the contractors think I’m a total weirdo. Between the singing, the talking to the dog and the over-the-top amount of cooking / photographing as we get ready for the start of a kitchen reno (!!), I don’t think they can quite figure me out.

And you better believe that I merrily blended up another peanut butter and jelly smoothie this morning for breakfast as two of the guys were working nearby with a nail gun. It’s a very odd time. A very odd time indeed.

But! Now that we’ve caught up on all things construction, let’s get back to this smoothie!

I’ve been making a version of this bad boy for quite some time now and finally decided to write it down to share with you.

So. We have some frozen strawberries which serve as the “jelly” in this recipe. Nice and sweet and berrylicious. We have some peanut butter (obviously). And we have some oats, which are kinda sorta like bread. We blend it together with a little almond milk and some flaxseed, and then, we drink! It’s like a fantastic, healthier milkshake. For breakfast. Or an afternoon snack. Or a healthy dessert!

A healthy and satisfying peanut butter and jelly smoothie! Tastes like the classic sandwich! Perfect for breakfast, snacking or a better-for-you dessert!

Now, let’s get to a few simple tips & tricks for this recipe.

  1. I personally love the strawberries here, but I also make this with frozen blueberries as well. Both are deeelicious.
  2. Play around with how much peanut butter you use. If you go with the lower end of what’s listed, the flavor will be more on the mild side. And if you go with the higher end, you’ll up that peanut butter-y goodness!
  3. Be sure to use certified gluten free oats to keep this gluten free. And use the maple syrup to keep it vegan.
  4. I’ve become slightly obsessed with topping my smoothies (well, at least when I’m not in a huge rush). A little drizzle of drippy peanut butter and a sprinkle of seeds is fantastic here!

That’s the good stuff right there.

A healthy and satisfying peanut butter and jelly smoothie! Tastes like the classic sandwich! Perfect for breakfast, snacking or a better-for-you dessert!

Yield: 1 smoothie

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:0 minutes

Total Time:5 minutes

A healthy and satisfying peanut butter and jelly smoothie! Tastes like the classic sandwich! Perfect for breakfast, snacking or a better-for-you dessert!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup frozen whole strawberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (or honey), or to taste

Directions:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. Add additional milk to get the mixture going in the blender, if needed. Serve immediately!

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