Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie


June 12, 2019

This peanut butter and jelly smoothie contains four ingredients and is creamy, loaded with protein, and tastes reminiscent of the best PB & J sandwich!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

This peanut butter and jelly smoothie is sensational and contains just four ingredients: almond milk, peanut butter, strawberry jam, and frozen strawberries. This smoothie is sweet, creamy, loaded with protein, and tastes reminiscent of the best PB & J sandwich!

This is the perfect breakfast smoothie to serve dad this Father’s Day!

How To Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

I tried a few different ways to nail the PB & J flavor for this smoothie. I used cashews and rolled oats to get the bready flavor, and I experimented with fresh strawberries, frozen strawberries, and strawberry juice. But, it was all getting a bit complicated and time consuming, and I wanted to ensure that you could make this smoothie easily in any blender: conventional or high-speed.

Making a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich takes less than 5 minutes, and so you’ve just got to be able to blend up a peanut butter and jelly smoothie in the same amount of time or less! Right?

So, I went nuclear and pulled out a fruit-sweetened strawberry jam to get the depth of flavor that is required for a respectable peanut butter and jelly smoothie.

I’ve never added jam to a smoothie before. But, if we’re not opposed to putting strawberry jelly in our sandwich, why should be be opposed to putting it in the blender?

So, I landed on this blend:

  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 cup unsalted peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry jelly
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries

To make a healthy peanut butter and jelly smoothie…

Use Fruit-Sweetened Strawberry Jam

There are some great fruit- or juice-sweetened strawberry jam brands on the market.

I love the St Dalfour strawberry jam which just contains strawberries, fruit juice concentrate (grapes and dates), fruit pectin, and lemon juice.  The Crofter’s organic strawberry jam which also uses grape juice to sweeten the strawberries.

Use Smooth Peanut Butter

When it comes to making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, you’re either a smooth peanut butter person or chunky peanut butter person. But, when it comes to making a peanut butter and jelly smoothie, you’ve just got to grab for the smooth peanut butter if you want a smooth texture, particularly if you’re using a conventional machine.

I tested this smoothie is a variety of entry level conventional blenders, and it turned out smooth, rich, and creamy every time.

The 3 Essential Elements of a Blender

Every blender has 3 essential components:

  • Motor
  • Blade Construction
  • Size and Shape of the Container

A well designed blender is when all three components work together to pull ingredients into a vortex for efficient blending.

The Best Entry Level Blender

I used the KitchenAid® 5-Speed Diamond blender to make this smoothie. This is such a popular iconic blender, and with good reason.

It is amazing. This has been my pick for entry level blender for ten years, and I still love it. You can pick one up for less than $100 in the U.S.

The KitchenAid® Diamond Blender has:
  • Die-Cast metal base offering superior quality at an entry level price point.
  • Steel-reinforced coupler system on the base and the container.
  • A robust motor with Intelli-Speed® motor control that senses the contents of your smoothie and maintains the optimal speed to pulverize your ingredients for the smoothest blend.
  • 5 Speeds to stir, chop, mix, puree, or liquify.
  • Pulse Feature that works with all speeds for staggered blending
  • Ice Crush feature pulses at precise intervals for great results. (This blender is really great for crushing ice.)
  • Electronic easy-to-use controls
  • Soft Start® Feature that starts the motor at a slower speed which allows the blender to pull the ingredients down into the blades and then increases the speed setting for the best results.
  • 60-oz BPA-Free container with ingredient cap that is scratch, stain and shatter resistant with a great pouring spout.
  • Contain-Base lock feature which anchors the container to the base for stability. I LOVE this feature.
  • Limited 5-year warranty.

The KitchenAid® 5-Speed Diamond blender is one of the most well designed and efficient conventional blenders I have used. And even with all of the choices on the market, it is still my favorite entry-level blender.

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a blender, but you want a great reliable machine that will give you good results, this is my pick every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

*I am a paid ambassador for KitchenAid blenders. But, my opinions are my own.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

This peanut butter and jelly smoothie contains just four ingredients and is creamy, loaded with protein, and tastes reminiscent of the best PB & J sandwich!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy.

Recipe Notes

Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak