The Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie is probably a typical recipe out there. Yet, I resisted surfing the net to make sure that my idea won’t be biased.
Spoiler alert: It’s really creamy, rich, and of course, delicious!
By the way, for the images, I used almond butter. It turned out just as well as the version of peanut butter, if not better. (Hey, that rhymes!)
In any case, let’s blend the PB & J Smoothie!
How to make the Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie?
The Peanut Butter and Jelly smoothie are as simple as other smoothies. Wait, scratch that; it turns out to be more straightforward. You only need to add all ingredients (except granola) into the blender.
The arrangement won’t matter that much since the only fresh ingredient, banana, is a soft fruit.
Anyway, blend at max speed for 45 seconds to 1 minute. To attain a smooth, creamy result, you must use a powerful machine like a Vitamix blender.
Serve immediately and top the PB & J Smoothie with granola and a drizzle of nut butter.
Tips and Tricks
Just, as usual, you can use some other types of milk. Soy milk, for instance, will work perfectly with this recipe.
As for the peanut butter substitute, any nut butter will perform wonderfully. As I have mentioned, I used almond butter for this recipe, and it’s excellent.
If you’re not utilizing a powerful blender, I don’t suggest the use of whole nuts. Instead of a creamy texture, it will result in a crunchy drink instead.
On that note, you can use fresh fruits instead of jam. They’re softer than nuts, so the blender will process them efficiently.
If you want a chilly drink, you can use frozen bananas. Naturally, you can use ice too. Though it might dilute the flavor, it’s not a big deal.
Lastly, you can make the pb & j smoothie into a green smoothie. Simply add a cup or less of your favorite greens.
Peanut Butter and Jelly SmoothieCourse: Breakfast, Snacks, Smoothies, DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
The Peanut butter & Jelly smoothie is a great healthy and (obviously) tasty recipe. It’s splendid as a post-workout snack or a meal altogether.
1 cup milk
½ cup yogurt
½ cup peanut butter (or almond butter)
½ cup jam (strawberry or blueberry)
1 tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp granola
- In the order of the components (except granola), place them one by one into your blender and secure the lid.
- If you have an automatic smoothie setting, use that. If not, start on the lowest speed and ramp up to the max power.
- Blend for 45 seconds or until your desired texture is achieved (depending on your blender’s power).
- Serve with granola on top.