Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

by In Katrina's Kitchen

Our family loves the classic taste of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, so why not make it into a flavorful, protein-packed smoothie? Smoothies come together quickly for breakfast or for an after-school treat and are a great way to enjoy a filling, healthful snack.

This Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie gets a triple shot of protein with peanut butter, Greek yogurt and strawberry milk. You can use white milk if that’s all you have on-hand, but flavored milk has the same 9 essential nutrients as white milk. It’s the perfect way to add a little extra color and strawberry flavor to this smoothie. Plus, it’s fun and pink for Valentine’s Day!

This layered smoothie is almost too pretty to eat, but you don’t have to layer it. Feel free to add all of the ingredients at once using your high-powered blender. Just be aware that if you blend it all at once, you may need to bump the milk up to 1/2 cup (instead of 1/3 cup) and start with the liquid on the bottom so you don’t clog your blender.

Hope you love it as much as we did!

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Layer
1 frozen banana
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain or vanilla
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Berry Layer
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries (cherries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
1 Medjool date, pitted (optional, for sweetness)
1/3 cup strawberry milk

Instructions

  1. Combine frozen banana, peanut butter, Greek yogut, and vanilla extract in a high-powered blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and set aside.
  3. Combine frozen berries, Medjool date (or other sweetener if using) and strawberry milk in a high-powered blender until smooth. Pour over the peanut butter layer. Enjoy!


Notes:
 If your banana or berries aren't frozen, add 3-4 ice cubes for thickness. Pitted Medjool dates are perfect for adding natural sweetness to smoothies. If you do not have these on-hand, you can omit or add your preferred sweetener (1 tablespoon honey, agave, stevia, or berry jelly are some suggestions). May substitute plain white milk if desired for strawberry milk.

Guest Blogger

In Katrina's Kitchen

Katrina is the author, photographer and recipe writer behind the dessert blog In Katrina's Kitchen - "where dessert is always served first." You can expect to find sweet treats alongside delicious desserts wholesome enough to enjoy every day. Outside the kitchen Katrina enjoys sipping iced coffee, curling up with a good book and being a wife and mom in a house full of boys who like to eat.

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