PB&J Oatmeal Smoothie

A portable, gluten free version of your favorite sandwich, this PB&J Oatmeal Smoothie is packed with protein and whole grains to give you lasting energy.
PB&J Oatmeal Smoothie - The Lemon BowlStrawberry season has kicked off here in West Michigan and I can hardly contain my excitement. It only lasts about three weeks but you better believe we don’t take a single second for granted.

Juicy Strawberries - The Lemon BowlTo celebrate the first official day of summer, we headed to a local strawberry farm that offers u-pick. Two year olds do not make the most efficient strawberry pickers but the look on his face as he bit into a juicy, floral, honey-scented berry was priceless. As you can see, my seven month old was even less of a help picking strawberries but fortunately the farm also sold pre-picked flats.

Strawberry Freezing - The Lemon BowlMy mom and sister love making jam but I prefer to freeze them whole to use later in smoothies, oatmeal, pancakes, baked goods and more. If you’ve never frozen berries before, my Step-by-Step Guide to Freezing Strawberries will walk you through the easy process. The same guide works for blueberries, raspberries, peas, corn, you name it!

PB& J Oat Smoothie - The Lemon BowlThis PB&J Oatmeal Smoothie is a riff off the childhood classic and contains a hefty dose of whole grains plus plenty of protein to keep you energized. I adore peanut butter and jelly sandwiches but they aren’t exactly the most nutritious, especially if you are using sugary jellies and white bread.

Freezing Strawberries - Step by Step Guide - The Lemon BowlWhen you’re dealing with fresh, in season berries picked at their prime, you don’t need to add any sugar. For even more sweetness, a ripe banana is added to the mix along with a handful of blueberries for good measure.

Happy Summer!

Your straw is waiting.

PB&J Oatmeal Smoothie
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A portable, gluten free version of your favorite sandwich, this PB&J Oatmeal Smoothie is packed with protein and whole grains to give you lasting energy.
Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 2
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup plain low fat yogurt
  • ¼ cup uncooked oats (old fashioned or quick-cooking)
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed meal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup water + several scoops ice
  1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth.
For a thicker smoothie, add more ice. If using frozen fruit, you can use less ice.
Be sure to look for certified gluten free oats if you are allergic to gluten.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 16 ounces Calories: 295 Fat: 7.3 g Saturated fat: 1.6 g Unsaturated fat: 5.7 g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 46.2 g Sugar: 24.7 g Sodium: 105 mg Fiber: 7.6 g Protein: 13.9 g Cholesterol: 2 mg

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Udi’s Gluten Free. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. Susan says

    This is a really nice take on a PBJ smoothie. This is one that I will definitely make (the last one I found was not the healthy smoothie it claimed to be). I would use Greek yogurt in place of regular, since that’s what I always have on hand. Thanks for making this a healthy choice.

  2. Pam says

    Do you have to put the protein powder into this and if so where can you find this at your grocery store? Thank you, this sounds delicious!

    • says

      You certainly do not! I just add it so that it keeps me full longer and acts more like a meal. You can just add more peanut butter. :) Otherwise, I buy my protein powder on Amazon through the link in the recipe. :)

  3. says

    This post makes me miss summer! And wish I wasn’t fresh out of peanut butter, haha! I’ll pick some up to make this weekend– and imagine myself sitting outside in the sunshine while I’m drinking it. Thanks for the great recipe.


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