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Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

A portable, gluten free version of your favorite sandwich, this Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie is packed with protein and whole grains to give you lasting energy.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

Strawberry 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.

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To 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 Bowl

My 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!

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This 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 Bowl

When 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 and J Oatmeal Smoothie a healthy breakfast recipe in a glass

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein 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.
PREP: 5 mins
TOTAL: 5 mins
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Servings: 2

Ingredients
 

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth.

Notes

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

Calories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 46.2gProtein: 13.9gFat: 7.3gSaturated Fat: 1.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5.7gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 105mgFiber: 7.6gSugar: 24.7g
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Photography by Alejandro Photography // Recipe by The Lemon Bowl

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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

28 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

    1. 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. 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.

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