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.

☆ Props: I got the glass chalkboard mug used in this photoshoot from Home Goods last month. I got the straws from Sweet & Treats Boutique.

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Smoothie

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

Yield: 1 very large smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

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:

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.

Sally Says:

*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 added nutrition.

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

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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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