ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Perfect Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe - Jamba Juice, Peanut Butter Moo'd

Updated on February 10, 2012

I grew up in a small town, so, when I got to college my freshman year I discovered a few beautiful things that this world has to offer. One of those things was Jamba Juice. Oh my goodness! It was one of the best things in the whole world. It helped that my parents were kind enough to put me on a meal plan that gave me money to spend anywhere I wanted on campus. I came to frequent the campus Jamba Juice at least twice a week. I was truly happy.

The dilemma came when started my second year of college and no longer benefited from the endless meal plan. It was at that time that I realized just how fast regular Jamba Juice visits could deplete a small cash reserve generated from working at the campus's cafeteria. So I did what any self respecting college student would do. I quit the habit. I simply couldn't afford it. I was forced to merely look on longingly at the long line of freshman with their never ending cash flows.

While still a student I got married. My dear wife understood the heartache I was going through and gave me a temporary fix with a Jamba Juice gift card, good for 5 free Jamba Juices. We enjoyed the smoothies together. Our favorite: the Peanut Butter Moo'd. It was perfect. It wasn't the healthiest smoothie on the menu, but it sure did taste good. When the gift card ran out, which it did all too soon, we realized that we had to come up with another outlet to the smoothie crave. This began our experimentation with making our own.

We started with what we knew. We knew the Peanut Butter Moo'd had three main ingredients: bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate. Chocolate was the source of the most debate. We started with hot fudge ice cream topping. It tasted good, but was still expensive. So, we took it one step further and tried making it our selves. We found a recipe on-line that worked okay, but it took a while and required a lot of clean up. The home made hot fudge called for two main ingredients: cocoa and sugar. After making it a few times we realized that that was all we really needed.

With time we worked out the other details. We didn't use frozen bananas like Jamba Juice does so we had to find the perfect number of ice cubes to give it just the right consistency. The other ingredient amounts discovered after many, many smoothies.

Now, that was our journey to finding our perfect Peanut Butter Smoothie. It took a while coming and I have to credit my wife more than myself; she was the one who wouldn't stop experimenting until it tasted just right. Now she knows it so well that If you mess up just one ingredient she will be able to tell you what it is after tasting the final product. So, here it is. The perfect peanut butter smoothie recipe.

Ingredients:

2 cups Milk

2 Bananas

1.5 T. Cocoa

2 T. Sugar

9 Ice Cubes

1 huge spoonful of Peanut Butter

Put them all in the blender and blend until smooth. This yields about seven cups worth of smoothie. For my wife and me, that is two servings.

It's cheap, it's easy, and it tastes fantastic! I hope you like it!

An Update as of 6/16/2011

My wife and I are still using this recipe, but we have made a modification. Rather than using Cocoa, Sugar and Milk, we just use 2 cups of water and 1/2 a cup of chocolate milk powder. It is a lot easier and still tastes great.

Chocolate Milk Mix

Emergency Food: Chocolate Morning Moo's Low Fat Milk Alternative
Emergency Food: Chocolate Morning Moo's Low Fat Milk Alternative

This is the chocolate milk powder that my wife and I use. It isn't a bad price and it lasts a long time. I highly recommend it.

 

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Lina 

      5 years ago

      Thank you thank you thank you for this extremely simple and incredibly accurate recipe for the peanut butter moo'd! My family just bought a Vitamix 6300 and to quell my father's grumbling about the price, I really wanted to do something nice for him... Needless to say, this homemade peanut butter moo'd shut him up reeaaal fast :)

    • profile image

      yummy 

      5 years ago

      I make your recipe using *frozen* bananas instead of fresh ones, and no ice cubes. Works perfectly!

    • profile image

      Jenae Dixon 

      6 years ago

      I made it today and it was amazing! Tasted exactly like the Peanut Butter Moo'd!

    • profile image

      Jeannie 

      6 years ago

      Also, I used 2 packs of carnation instant breakfast and no sugar.

    • profile image

      Jeannie 

      6 years ago

      Ok. Now I have to make another one!

    • profile image

      Jeannie 

      6 years ago

      This was Perfect! The best I have made or compared to Jamba Juice!

    • profile image

      Former Jamba employee 

      6 years ago

      Ingredients in a jamba are frozen yogurt, soy milk and their chocolate base (chocolate milk on steroids), about half of a banana's worth of frozen banana slices, 1 tbsp of peanut butter and 3 oz of ice.

    • profile image

      janakayw 

      6 years ago

      Haha sounds like my freshman year at BYU too! Thanks!

    • profile image

      krissie 

      7 years ago

      thank you for doing this!!!

      it's my absolute favorite rare treat in the world! =)

    • glassvisage profile image

      glassvisage 

      7 years ago from Northern California

      I love how you tied in your college experience into this story because that was how I first became acquainted with peanut butter smoothies. My meal plan covered smoothies purchased at my campus smoothie booth, and while I can't remember what it was called, I happily recall the peanut butter and chocolate perfectly blended into a treat I only allowed myself to have every once in a while. Thanks for the Hub and the recipe!

    • Parker Brother profile imageAUTHOR

      Parker Brother 

      7 years ago

      I'm glad you liked it Shannon.

    • profile image

      Shannon 

      7 years ago

      Best homemade peanut butter moo'd I've ever had! And healthier than the original!

    • profile image

      Hillary 

      8 years ago

      Haha. That's a great story. Sounds a lot like my freshman year at byu. Glad u prevailed and perfected the recipe. I'm trying it with my husband today:)

    • words cocktail profile image

      words cocktail 

      9 years ago from Australia

      Hey :) That's a good one I think..

      Will try it but once I have a mixer or blender!!

      I am broke at the moment-lol

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)