Peanut Butter & Jam Smoothie
This Peanut Butter and Jam Smoothie gets its flavour from real whole food ingredients like fresh berries, banana, spinach and nut butter without sacrificing the classic flavour we all loved as kids. Using real whole food’s add in vitamins, minerals, and fibre to something that is like a treat from your childhood.
To achieve that classic peanut butter and jam flavour we love using a combination of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries in this recipe but you can feel free to use whatever you have on hand at the time. Blackberries are also a really nice addition to this recipe but we recommend switching them out for the raspberries as having both can sometimes make this smoothie a little more on the tart side. If you are looking to save time and money invest in a bag of mixed frozen berries and swap out the individual berry measurements with one cup total of the frozen berries.
This recipe calls for protein powder of choice but if you don’t have any, you can add a mix of hemp, chia, pumpkin seed, and flax seeds to add a little protein, healthy fat, and fibre boost naturally. If you don’t have all three seed types you can just add one or two of them to help bulk it up a little bit. If you are going to use a protein powder we do recommend that you use a neutral flavour like vanilla or go with an unflavoured one as anything else may change the final flavour of the smoothie.
We love making smoothies for a quick breakfast or snack on the go. They are nutritionists’ best friend and our version of fast food! To make them even faster we recommend prepping all your ingredients (except your liquid) ahead of time and portioning a few servings out into individual two cup mason jars or ziplock bags and tossing them in the freezer. That way when you are pressed for time all you have to do is add the container’s ingredients into your blender, add your liquid ingredients, pour into a cup and run out the door!
Peanut Butter & Jam Smoothie
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Makes 1 serving.
¾ frozen Banana
⅓ cup frozen, or fresh, Raspberries
⅓ cup frozen, or fresh, Blueberries
⅓ cup frozen, or fresh, Strawberries
1 tbsp Peanut Butter, or other nut butter of choice
2 handfuls of Spinach
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder of choice
Almond Milk, or other milk of choice
Add banana, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, peanut butter, spinach, and protein powder to a high speed blender.
Once all ingredients are in the blender add almond milk to fill to the 2.5 cup line, adding the liquid last makes sure you get the proper measurement so that the consistency will be perfect!
Process in a blender for 30-40 seconds, or until fully combined, before pouring into your favourite cup and enjoying!
Bonus Step 4
You can prep all ingredients ahead of time (except liquid) and place in a sealed container or zip lock bag in the freezer. Then all you need to do is pull out the container/bag, empty it into the blender and add your liquid!
This recipe was created by nutritionist and blogger Danielle from Thyme to Nourish, you can check out more of her recipes here.