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Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Smoothie

Updated on March 27, 2011

Since Sliced Bread?

Could It Be The Best Thing

A peanut butter and jelly sandwich smoothie might sound a bit odd, but it is simply delicious. Basically, you get the benefits of a fruit smoothie, the protein punch of peanut butter, and the tastiness of a PBJ.

The PBJ smoothie helps you get your 5-a-Day of fruits. There's no bread involved, so you don't have those extra carbs.

Peanut butter is an inexpensive and satisfying snack. It contains the "good" fats, protein, and fiber. While it is high in calories, as long as you aren't over-indulging in other high-calorie foods throughout the day, you shouldn't worry about eating it (a couple spoons of peanut butter is tons better than a candy bar or donut).

What are you waiting for? Get blending!

This recipe will make two smoothies. You can easily cut the recipe in half to make one serving. A typical blender won't be big enough to make more than two servings at one time (unless you are doing smaller cups).

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces orange juice (grape or raspberry juice work well too)
  • 8 ounces soy milk (you can use regular milk)
  • 1 large banana
  • 4 tbs. peanut butter
  • 1 heaping cup frozen mixed berries (like raspberries, marionberries, and blueberries)
  • 1 heaping cup frozen strawberries (depending on size of strawberries, you might have to add more--watch consistency of smoothie while blending, if it doesn't seem thick enough, add more strawberries)

Blending it Together:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in the blender (liquid and banana at bottom).
  2. Place the lid firmly on the blender. Blend on high until there are no visible chunks. You should see the top of the smoothie moving, like a whirlpool in the middle.
  3. Pour into glasses and serve (straw is optional). Enjoy.

What do you put in your smoothies?

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      Kari 

      5 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      Yes! Another way to enjoy my peanut butter and jelly. Honestly, I have been eating peanuts with jelly because I didn't want to make the whole sandwich thing consistently as I try to eat better (I use too much butter and never stop at just one!), but this sounds like something I can do!

    • audreyjane66 profile image

      audreyjane66 

      7 years ago from Flint, Michigan

      This sounds delicious!

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      christopher 

      8 years ago

      I love my smoothies- and one day I pondered(should I put bread into the blender?) your thoughts?

    • Maddie Ruud profile image

      Maddie Ruud 

      10 years ago from Oakland, CA

      Smoothies galore! In case you can't tell from my numerous hubs on the subject, I love 'em! I'm always on the lookout for new recipes! Thanks Stacie!

    • cgull8m profile image

      cgull8m 

      10 years ago from North Carolina

      Thats awesome blend, I miss a few ingredients otherwise I would try it now. Best of all, everyone is a healthy ingredity. Thanks Doc Stacie :)

    • Bob Ewing profile image

      Bob Ewing 

      10 years ago from New Brunswick

      sounds delicious, must try this tomorrow morning.

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