It’s been a while since I’ve shared a good smoothie recipe. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been enjoying them every day though! And when I say every day, I mean it. I’ve been on such a smoothie kick lately that I feel like my day isn’t complete if I haven’t had one, like I haven’t consumed enough nutrients or something. It doesn’t even matter that we’re right in the middle of winter – it’s never too cold for a smoothie!
I always rely on smoothies when I need to get back on track after a weekend of overeating. Like this weekend, for example. My dad turned 60 and we celebrated with pizza, drinks, and Costco cake (by the way – if you haven’t had a cake from Costco, you’re missing out!). Today I’m recovering with the proper amounts of coffee, greens, and this peanut butter and jelly smoothie.
I’ve been a little bit obsessed with this smoothie recipe lately. It’s like the sandwich we all ate as kids (who am I kidding, I still pack these for my work lunches) only much healthier! The “jelly” in this smoothie is just frozen mixed berries. I also add in a frozen banana for extra creaminess, one tablespoon of peanut or almond butter, and 10 ounces of almond milk.
Optionally, you could throw in some chia seeds for extra nutrients. Drink it plain or top it with more chia seeds, sunflower seeds, nuts, sliced bananas – whatever your heart desires! This recipe is big enough to serve two people, or you can save it all for yourself (which is what I usually do!). If you have kiddos at home, I bet they would love it too! Even my picky husband who basically won’t eat any fruit (or even mashed potatoes at one point) except bananas said this tasted good, which is really saying something.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie
This recipe tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but in a much healthier smoothie form! Takes less than five minutes to throw together and only requires four simple ingredients. Absolutely delicious!
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 tbsp peanut or almond butter
- 10 oz almond milk
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more almond milk if desired to thin out the consistency. Pour into a glass and serve immediately. Enjoy!
I hope you love this smoothie as much as I do. Whether you’re trying to squeeze some more fruits and veggies into your diet or you’re just looking for a healthy and delicious treat, smoothies are always a great choice. For even more ideas, be sure to check out some of my other smoothie recipes!