Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Smoothie.

A thick, creamy, healthy smoothie reminiscent of your favorite childhood sandwich. With 23 grams of pure protein, it will keep you full for hours.

Peaunt Butter Jelly Protein Smoothie with 23 grams of pure protein!

Smoothies and milkshakes are the only thing helping my recent cold.  Kevin got sick last week and I caught the little bug from him. I never get sick!  Now, as I’m pushing my final cookbook deadline, I’m drinking my vitamins left and right to stay focused and healthy!

My recent obsession? Good ole PB&J.  There is nothing like the two together, right? 

Except, of course, for this.  ♥ 

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This drink is practically pure protein. I made it on Friday afternoon with no intention of feeding my muscles 23 grams of the stuff. That’s right – a whopping 23 grams in 1 huge (HUGE!) smoothie.  It’s not your ordinary smoothie that will have you starving 5 minutes later. In fact, this holds me over for hours!

I call it my “Protein Punch”
  • 6 oz cup greek yogurt → 18 grams
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk → 1 gram (even more if you use skim milk!)
  • 1 Tablespoon Skippy natural peanut butter → 4 grams

Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Smoothie. Thick, creamy, healthy, and 23 grams of protein. sallysbakingaddiction

When I sipped this drink on Friday afternoon, I had no plans to share the recipe on my blog. But oh my gosh. It is TOO GOOD to keep from you! And the ingredients are SO simple. Nothing fancy, nothing requiring another trip to the grocery store, nothing you need a dictionary for.

The consistency is that of a milkshake. A fruity, peanut buttery milkshake. It’s creamy, thick, and smooth. I needed a spoon to enjoy it before it began to melt, then it was time for some adorable straws.

The secret to its thickness? Greek yogurt and frozen banana. Don’t worry, you won’t even taste the banana underneath the peanut butter and berries.

Are you aware of my obsession with frozen bananas? I put them into all of my blended drinks. Or I just whip up some frozen bananas with a touch of milk to make a two-ingredient, healthy, vegan, gluten-free, vanilla soft serve with no added sugar. That stuff is amazing. Read about it here.

Peaunt Butter Jelly Protein Smoothie with 23 grams of pure protein!

With the Greek yogurt + frozen banana, add some unsweetened almond milk, frozen berries, and creamy peanut butter.  There is room for substitutions here.  Use your favorite creamy milk – cow’s milk, rice milk, soy milk, coconut milk would all be delicious.  Use frozen raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cherries – any sort of berry you want.  I prefer to use frozen berries because they won’t thin out the smoothie like fresh berries would.

And for the peanut butter? Use homemade honey-roasted, natural style, crunchy, creamy, flavored, any of the 10 jars of peanut butter I know you have in your pantry right now.

(If you’re anything like me, of course.)

Note: the 23 grams of protein may go up or down depending on which type of peanut butter or milk you use.

Peaunt Butter Jelly Protein Smoothie with 23 grams of pure protein!

I seriously want to drink this smoothie for the rest of my life.  With all that protein, the taste of peanut butter, berries, and its thick, creamy texture = I’m in heaven.  I added 1 cup of spinach to mine yesterday and it instantly made me feel better.  → (You can’t taste the greens!)

Go ahead, drink your favorite childhood sandwich. And feel good about doing it! Now excuse me while I go make this for the third time in three days.

 I got the glass chalkboard mug (hey, how cute is it?!) used in this photoshoot from Home Goods in the summer. I got the straws from Sweet & Treats Boutique.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Smoothie

Yield: 1 very large smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Print Recipe

A thick, creamy, healthy smoothie reminiscent of your favorite childhood sandwich & with 23 grams of pure protein.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 6 oz Chobani 0% Greek Yogurt (or 2%, flavored or unflavored)
  • 1 cup frozen berries*
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite kind of milk)
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter (any kind you like)

Directions:

  1. Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender that will blend up the frozen banana. I like this Ninja or this Vitamix.
  2. Put all of the ingredients into the blender, in the order listed, and blend on high until thick and smooth. You may need to stop and stir/scrape down the sides of the blender a few times.

Additional Notes:

Any variety of frozen berries will work. Cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries. Read above in the post if you want to substitute fresh. Add 1 cup of your favorite greens for an added nutrition boost!

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Peaunt Butter Jelly Protein Smoothie with 23 grams of pure protein!

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126 Responses to “Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Smoothie.”

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    Maggieposted September 10, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I saw this recipe on Pinterest a day or so ago and like many things repinned it for “later use” and filed it with a bunch of stuff that I hope to one day get around to trying. Last night when I was trying to get my gameplan for today’s long work day I figured why not try this out for breakfast? Sally, this was so quick and easy! I already had everything in the house, which is usually half my battle, and it took seconds to make. It was soooooo good, I couldn’t believe how much it tasted like a PB&J and how rich and creamy it was! Thanks for sharing it 🙂

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    • Sallyreplied on September 10th, 2013 at 11:47 am

      Maggie, that is WONDERFUL! I love finding recipes, saving for later, then making them as soon as I can. Especially if I already have all of the ingredients – that’s always a bonus. So glad you loved this smoothie – it’s almost like a milkshake isn’t it? Thick and creamy. Thanks for reporting back!

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    Mefghanposted September 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    This is the first smoothie I’ve tried that I actually like! I did have to use vanilla flavored Greek yogurt (can’t quite stomach the plain yet), but I’ve had one the past two mornings. Yum! Any chance you might offer a substitution for the banana? I love the texture of the smoothie, so hate to mess with it, but not a huge fan of bananas all the time. I love the mugs too, but I tend to drink my on the go, so I got a plastic travel Mason jar. 🙂

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    • Sallyreplied on September 10th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      So happy you loved this smoothie Meghan! There isn’t really a proper substitution for the banana without sacrificing its creaminess. You could try more yogurt and milk, but it won’t be the same. Maybe frozen yogurt? But then it wouldn’t be as healthy.

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    Meghanposted September 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Mis-typed my own name! Sheesh!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 10th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      haha! 😉

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    sarah k @ the pajama chefposted September 10, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    this is pretty much my go-to smoothie except i leave out the peanut butter. i had no idea it had so much protein–just that it was super filling! maybe i’ll make one tonight 🙂

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    • Sallyreplied on September 10th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      SOOO much protein. I love it. Enjoy the addition of PB!

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    Kala-Dawnposted September 11, 2013 at 12:05 am

    This is so delicious! My favorite part; it actually kept me full until lunch time! So many smoothies I have for breakfast leave my stomach rumbling an hour before I get to eat. Chock full of all my favorite things, I’ll be having this a lot! Not to mention it looked super purple with 1 cup of blueberries haha! thank you for the delicious recipe! I will be trying your detox smoothie too 🙂

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    • Sallyreplied on September 11th, 2013 at 7:33 am

      I love when it’s purple from blueberries. Colorful smoothies just taste better, no? 😉 Glad you enjoy it – it keeps me super full too!

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    Theresa @ Two Much Funposted September 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Thank you Sally, for another delicious and nutritious recipe! I took your advice, and added in a cup of greens (we had baby spinach in the fridge). You can’t even taste it, and since we used blueberries as our frozen berry, the drink turned a gorgeous purple color. Both of my three year olds slammed theirs, ok- as did I. Thank you again Sally for helping me feed my little ones wholesome and tasty treats.

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    • Sallyreplied on September 11th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      You definitely cannot taste the greens at all if you add them! That’s what I love about this smoothie – hides all of the “healthy” flavors. So glad the little ones approve. 🙂

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    Meghanposted September 11, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    I don’t suppose there is any chance you have a pumpkin spice smoothie recipe? 🙂

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    Kateposted September 12, 2013 at 1:01 am

    I wasn’t sure I liked this smoothie when I made it yesterday, but I had it again today and I think I’m hooked. I really like the milk and yogurt – it feels like a milkshake. I’ve added spinach both times and it incorporates really well. Well done, Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 12th, 2013 at 8:57 am

      It’s JUST like a milkshake, Kate! Happy you love it too. Thanks for reporting back!

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    Moposted September 12, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Thank you FOR THAT !
    I didnt grow up with peanut butter and Jelly, i discovered that late on in life 🙂 but doesnt mean i dont love it. Im enjoying this right now. Hopefully it will help me feel better, seems like autumn is starting with some kind of flue epidemic here :-/

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    • Sallyreplied on September 12th, 2013 at 8:56 am

      Hope you enjoyed the smoothie, Mo! And even though you didn’t eat much PBJ when you were younger, at least you’re falling in love with it now. 😉

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    Natalie Klemekposted September 19, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    So… Ive made this smoothie for breakfast the last four or so days! Basically saying I LOVE it! My two year son loves it too. And on another note, I look forward to your posts everyday and wish there were more hours in the day in order for me to make everything you blog about. Thanks for the wonderful ideas, skinny choices & delicious recipes.

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    • Sallyreplied on September 20th, 2013 at 12:24 am

      I can’t get enough of the smoothie either, Natalie! Thank you so much for the support. I am so glad you love reading my blog and recipes!

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    Loriposted November 20, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Hi Sally! This looks so delicious. Question: if you wanted to skip the dairy, could you do more almond milk in place of the yogurt? I’m sure it would be less thick and creamy… What about adding protein powder? Thanks, love your blog!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 20th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      Hi Lori, I don’t like protein powder so I don’t use it in my recipes. I’m sure you could add it to your smoothie though. Yes, you could use more milk instead of yogurt, keeping in mind it may not be as creamy.

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    Dominicposted November 22, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Question: Can i use regular yogurt(flavored or unflavored?) instead of Greek Yogurt? And your Detox Smoothie was amazing!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 22nd, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Hi Dominic – yes, you may use regular yogurt.

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    Christinaposted November 23, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Sally, since you’ve posted this, I must make this smoothie 4-5 times a week. Absolutely delicious, and I don’t usually like smoothies very much! I can’t live without this delicious smoothie now! The only difference is I don’t measure the peanut butter, I just scoop in a big ol’ spoonful 😛 Thank you so much for sharing!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 23rd, 2013 at 11:25 am

      I never measure the PB either, but I had to be exact for the blog recipe. Anyway, sounds like you love this smoothie as much as I do. That makes me glad! 🙂

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    Jamieanneposted December 4, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I just made this as a mid-morning pick-me-up. I had to use vanilla yogurt because I didn’t have greek yogurt on hand, a mix of raspberries and blueberries, and I added one cup of spinach. Totally delicious! 🙂

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    • Sallyreplied on December 5th, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Any yogurt is great for this smoothie! It’s one of my favorite things to make when I want something refreshing and quick. Thanks Jamie!

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    Sarahposted December 28, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Oh Sally, I made this with my new Ninja prep blender I got for Christmas with some blueberry Greek yogurt, frozen bananas and raspberries, and chunky peanut butter. Absolutely delish–better than the sandwich. Mmmmmm 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 29th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      I love my ninja! Sarah, I’m so glad you got one of those for Christmas. You will love it. And your version sounds so good!

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    Bobbi Jeanposted January 3, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Wow this is good! We have a smoothie place in Iowa that makes these and they’re phenomenal! ADD SOME HONEY TO MAKE IT THAT MUCH MORE DELICIOUS!

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    Julieposted January 12, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Wow, when I read the recipe I thought it would be good, but WOW! Thank you for a great tasting, high protien smoothie! I love the fact that you are using natural ingredients, that chalky taste is intolerable some(most)times!
    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 12th, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      I just cannot get on board with protein powder. Have never found one I liked! You’re welcome for this recipe. I make it all the time!

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    Debbi kohutposted January 13, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Hey Sally! We fixed this delicious smoothie and then my daughters had a “Sally moment” they added whipped cream and SPRINKLES!! Thanks sooooo much!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 13th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      I just laughed so loud at “sally moment” haha thanks for making my night Debbi!

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    Eliana Gposted April 1, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    any suggestions for banana substitutes? not such a banana fan but i see it in a lot of your smoothies

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    • Sallyreplied on April 1st, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      I’d say frozen yogurt would be the best choice – or even more yogurt with a little ice (though that would make it semi-slushy). I use banana in my smoothies for its creamy, thick consistency.

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    Rachaelposted June 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Okay…
    I have to let you know that I have made this three times in the past three days and will continue to have it.
    It is the most delicious smoothie I have ever had. I look forward to every morning when I whip out the blender to make this heavenly drink.
    I honestly can’t get enough! It is so incredibly delicious so THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing the recipe. SO YUMMY!!! 🙂

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    • Sallyreplied on June 4th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      Glad you love it! Thanks Rachael. I just made one the other day, too.

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    Rosieposted June 12, 2014 at 8:09 am

    I found this recipe this morning and didn’t even have the patience to wait to get frozen berries, so I just used a combination of fresh strawberries and some berry jam I had in the fridge, and it was lovely! Great recipe!

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    Amandaposted June 29, 2014 at 3:36 am

    I’m trying to avoid dairy, so I substituted the yogurt with another banana, and added 2 extra chia spoons for the nutrients. God, this tastes so good!!! Thank you so much for the recipe :)!

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    Megposted July 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

    This is almost as amazing as the orange smoothie! Plus with all the protein from the peanut butter and yogurt it really keeps you full. I also love that it uses frozen berries which are SO MUCH cheaper than the fresh ones. Yum!

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    Jill V.posted July 27, 2014 at 7:34 am

    I can’t wait to try this smoothie. To make it migraine friendly, I will sub some oatmeal for the banana and use almond butter instead of peanut.

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    Bethposted August 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    You just became my favorite blogger.

    “any of the 10 jars of peanut butter I know you have in your pantry right now”

    That.

    I’ve made a couple of your recipes before and enjoyed them all, but that statement made it official. My long lost soul sister!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 14th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Hahahaha because we all have way more peanut butter than we care to admit in the pantry. Right?

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    Erinposted August 20, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    this will be made many times to come!! I tried using PB2 instead of regular peanut butter and it turned out great! Also added ice!

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    danielleposted August 26, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Yum – enjoying this one right now.

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    Hannahposted October 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I made this smoothie this morning, it was very yummy 🙂 Replaced the greek yogurt with oatmeal and protein powder.

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    Cherylposted January 4, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    I will be trying this in the morning with berry protein powder instead of the berries!

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    Michael Roachposted January 14, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I really liked this smoothie thank you for the recipe.

    I added vanilla protein powder and ground flax seed

    What blender do you recommend because my old blender is not cutting it.

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    Madisonposted February 4, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    So this may be a silly question…would it be ok if you used a non frozen banana? I want to try it tonight and don’t want to wait for a banana to freeze haha

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    • Sallyreplied on February 4th, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      It doesn’t have to be frozen. It won’t be as thick and creamy, but still tasty.

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    Kelleyposted May 22, 2015 at 1:40 am

    So many awesome recipes on your site Sally, but wow this is delicious! Exactly what I needed post-run. I wasn’t sure about the pb&j in smoothie format but tried it for the protein and lucky me – the flavours are a match made in heaven in an almost surprising way. Thank you!  

    PS: Your salted caramel cupcakes are a huge hit around here too 🙂

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    Katlynposted August 3, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Hi Sally- Is it ok to make big batches for the week and freeze?  

    Also wanted to mention that I started drinking your Glowing Skin Smoothie originally and my skin cleared up within 2 weeks after countless dermatologist visits, etc.  So THANK YOU!

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    • Sallyreplied on August 3rd, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      I’m so happy that you love the glowing skin smoothie too! I rarely freeze pre-made smoothies. I’m not a fan of their texture after thawing– sort of slushie-ish if that makes sense. You can try it though.

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    Rubyposted February 29, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Wow… Thank you so much for such a delicious smoothie recipe!  I loved every sip.  It really does taste like a PBJ.  I made mine with a strawberry Chobani, a mixture of frozen raspberries and blueberries, and skim milk.  I love how creamy it is.  Yum Yum

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    Andreaposted March 7, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Sally, I make something pretty similar to this, but never thought of using the Greek yogurt. Definitely trying this tomorrow morning post workout!! Thanks for the great recipe. 

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