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.

peanut butter and jelly protein smoothie in a glass mug with straws

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. ♥

peanut butter and jelly protein smoothie in a glass mug with straws

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 and jelly smoothie in a blender

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.

peanut butter and jelly protein smoothie in a glass mug with straws

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.

peanut butter and jelly protein smoothie in a glass mug with straws

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.

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peanut butter and jelly smoothie in a glass mug with straws

Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Smoothie

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large smoothie
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American


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


  • 1 medium banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 6 oz plain 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)


  1. Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender that will blend up the frozen banana.
  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.


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

Keywords: peanut butter jelly smoothie

peanut butter and jelly smoothie in a glass mug with straws


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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. You just became my favorite blogger.

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


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

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

  4. 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!

  5. Yum – enjoying this one right now.

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

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

  8. Michael Roach says:

    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.

      1. Michael Roach says:

        Thank you.

  9. 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

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

  10. 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 🙂

  11. 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!

    1. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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. 

  14. WOW! I woke up craving a pb & j (don’t ask me why… probably because I no longer eat bread really at all!) and I googled your smoothie. Can I tell you how amazing it is?! I’m not a fan of fruity smoothies but the peanut butter and banana gives it juuust the right amount of 
    “dessert” smoothie flavor that I oh so adore. I also usually avoid putting greek yogurt in my smoothies (don’t get me wrong… I love that stuff) because of the tang, but the berry flavor totally overrides it and you just get a great boost of protein! Super excited for an alternative to my protein powder, as I really try to stray away from processed proteins. Thank you!

  15. I still make this smoothie. Its part of how I got more fruit into my diet in undergrad on a budget and now I am showing this to my husband lol thank you!

  16. I have been eating Laura Scudder’s peanut butter for a while now. I then ate a teaspoon of Jiff and Peter Pan. One was wayyyy to sweet and one was wayy to salty! Peanut butter in Laura Scudder’s has only peanuts and some salt. It makes a world of difference! No ingredients that I don’t know what they are. Just a thought.

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