It doesn’t get much better than peanut butter and jelly. A traditional combination that nearly everyone loves, PB&J sandwiches have reigned supreme for ages. That is of course, until now.
There’s no bread needed for this recipe but it still utilizes that beloved combination of peanut butter and jelly. With protein powder as well as rolled oats, this PB&J smoothie is packed with satisfying and muscle-building protein along with energy boosting carbohydrates, making it a terrific breakfast option. This smoothie also doubles as a filling snack or can be used as a post-workout recovery meal.
The real star of this smoothie of course is the peanut butter and jelly. Though once often viewed as a high-fat food to be avoided, the fat in peanut butter has actually been found to be of the healthy variety. Rich in monounsaturated fats that can help prevent heart disease, peanut butter provides 8 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbohydrates and 16 grams of heart-healthy fat in a two tablespoon serving. This smoothie doesn’t use all two tablespoons however, which keeps the fat content low but still gives you that beloved taste!
PB & J Smoothie
¾ cup almond milk
½ banana, frozen
4 strawberries, fresh
¼ cup rolled oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 teaspoon all natural jelly
Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender.
Blend on high until smooth. Add more ice if needed.