Who’s ready for a peanut butter and jelly smoothie? I know I am! Bursting with fresh blueberries, lightly sweetened with banana and dates, and packed with protein, this smoothie is going to be your new morning go-go!
Last week I did a fun little “Q&A” series on my Instagram stories, and one of the questions that came up is what I eat for breakfast everyday. The answer? 95% of the time, a protein-packed smoothie. One, they are so convenient, two, they are a quick way to pack in a bunch of nutrients and protein, and three, they taste like a treat!
This variation is no different and I hope you love it!
What you need to make this Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Smoothie
Dates – I recommend using Medjool dates in this recipe! They are plump and naturally sweet, I just love them, and the energy burst that comes along with them!
Peanut butter – You can use any peanut butter that you like, this one is super creamy and delicious! You can also substitute the peanut butter for any other nut butter, or even sunflower seed butter.
Banana – I know a lot of people who avoid bananas like the plague, but I personally love them! They are the best natural sweetener around, and are high in potassium, and a great source of energy!
Cauliflower – I have been adding frozen cauliflower to my smoothies for years now. And many people that that’s weird, but the reason is because it’s an easy way to sneak in extra veggies into your diet, and you can’t taste it! If you have a sensitivity, I recommend steaming the cauliflower before freezing it, but it’s not necessary. The cauliflower also adds a lot of thickness!
Blueberries – You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe. I use fresh, but it’s totally up to you. Note that if you use frozen blueberries, you might have to increase the amount of liquid in the smoothie, because there’s a lot of frozen goods happening here!
Almond milk – I always have almond milk on hand, but you can use any non-dairy milk of choice.
Ground flax seed meal – Ground flax seed meal is a nutritional powerhouse, and I like to sneak it into everything, as much as possible. Not only does it add extra fiber, they are also high in Omega-3 fats (the good fats that you need in your diet!).
Vanilla protein powder or collagen peptides – I love adding a scoop of protein powder to this smoothie. Depending on what I’m feeling, that might be a vanilla protein powder or plain collagen peptides. Feel free to experiment with what you find tastes best. I’ve linked my favorites for you in this post!
How to make this smoothie
All you have to do is blend all of the ingredients in a high speed blender, and adjust the liquid to your taste. Meaning, if you like a thick smoothie, less liquid, and if you like a thinner smoothie, you can add a little more liquid! Smoothies are fun and super customizable, so have fun experimenting with ingredients and different ratios!
Who's ready for a peanut butter and jelly smoothie? I know I am! Bursting with fresh blueberries, lightly sweetened with banana and dates, and packed with protein, this smoothie is going to be your new morning go-go!
2tablespoonscreamy peanut butter
1 1/2cupsalmond milk
1tablespoonground flax seed meal
1scoop vanilla protein powder or collagen peptides
Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender, and blend! You can add more milk, if needed, to achieve desired smoothie consistency. Enjoy!
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