Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

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.

Juicy Strawberries - The Lemon Bowl

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

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 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
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Servings2

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

Photography by Alejandro Photography // Recipe by The Lemon Bowl

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28 responses to “Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie”

  1. Megan Ware Avatar
    Megan Ware

    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.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Summer? What’s that?? :)

  2. Pam Avatar
    Pam

    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. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      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. Joanne Avatar
    Joanne

    Who needs a sandwich when I can have a bursting with seasonal juiciness smoothie?! That is going to be my new PB+J motto.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      YES!!! I love your motto!!

  4. ashley M. | Our Full Table Avatar
    ashley M. | Our Full Table

    Yum! This looks so delicious! Strawberry season is almost over in Washington and I’m so sad! They were so delicious this year!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh man I’m going to be so sad when it ends!!

  5. Laura Dembowski Avatar
    Laura Dembowski

    Love those farm fresh strawberries! Smoothies are my favorite way to start the morning. Great idea to add oats for some nutrition.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much Laura!

  6. Sophia @ NY Foodgasm Avatar
    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm

    I never had oatmeal in a smoothie and I love me some PB&J! I am guessing it would really fill me up for a power packed breakfast!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes it totally would!!

  7. Ann Avatar
    Ann

    Such fun and YUM! And I love the picture with the brilliant blue sky in the background!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Aww thank you! It was a gorgeous day!

  8. Rachel (teacher-chef) Avatar
    Rachel (teacher-chef)

    You summer excitement sounds like mine with picking! I like to balance jam making and eating right from the bowl and freeze for later freshness. YUM, can’t beat a fresh smoothie :-)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      We are making jam Friday – I love it both :)

  9. Susan Avatar
    Susan

    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.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Sounds delicious!

  10. Matt Robinson Avatar
    Matt Robinson

    Love this smoothie, and so would my boys! Great pics too:)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Let me know what they think if you make it!! It was a huge hit here.

  11. Michelle Lahey Avatar
    Michelle Lahey

    I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes, and I love a good PB&J – I’ll definitely have to make this!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Let me know how you like it!!

  12. Ali | Gimme Some Oven Avatar
    Ali | Gimme Some Oven

    I absolutely adore that pic of Asher biting into his strawberry! And this smoothie looks like a perfect way to put those berries to use. YUM.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      haha isn’t it priceless?? He doesn’t hold back, that’s for sure. ;-) xo

  13. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain Avatar
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    I seriously need to visit Michigan! And I would gladly sip two of these smoothies! Love the old school pb&j kick!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes you seriously do!!!!

  14. Lauren @ Hall Nesting Avatar
    Lauren @ Hall Nesting

    Love this take on a classic! We are actually going to pick blueberries this weekend and I know my 1 month old will be a lot of help haha.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh my goodness how fun!!! Love blueberry picking!!

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