PB & J Smoothie

BY : PUBLISHED : April 26th, 2021 UPDATED: November 22nd, 2021

Why drink your smoothie, when you can plate it and top it with all sorts of amazing toppings? Smoothie bowls are fun and a fantastic way to add lots of nutritious ingredients to one preparation. This PB & J Smoothie is delicious and packed with healthy fats. Want to learn how to make it? Let’s get to it!

pb&j smoothie bowl in a brown coconut bowl against a white background

Creamier Smoothies

Some smoothies are fresh and others are more indulgent, if you’re a fan of the latter then this PB&J Smoothie will make you very happy. One of the easiest ways to make your smoothies creamier is by adding nut butters to them. Peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter can make for a richer drink which is a great thing when it comes to smoothie bowls. 

If you rather skip the nut butters you can add some flax meal (grounded flax seeds), some oats, one or two brazil nuts (great for selenium!), or a few walnuts (a good Omega 3’s source). 

All About the Crunch

Now let’s talk about toppings because that’s what smoothie bowls are all about and we are here for it. Topping your bowl of oatmeal is the funnest part about preparing them. Depending on your preference you can opt for different toppings but we recommend choosing a few crunchy ones because it seems to be an important part of the formula. Let’s check a few options:

  • Chia Seeds 
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Chopped Walnuts 
  • Dried Fruits (like raisins, cranberries or mulberries)
  • Flax Seed
  • Granola 
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Drizzle of nut butter

pb&j smoothie bowl in a brown coconut bowl against a white background

Get Creative

One of the things we love most about the convenience of smoothies is how easy it is to swap ingredients while coming up with newfound blends. Try adding raspberries when you’re out of strawberries, or mango when out of pineapple. Get creative with your morning shake and open up your healthy breakfast possibilities.

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pb&j smoothie bowl in a brown coconut bowl against a white background

PB & J Smoothie

Toni Okamoto
Why drink your smoothie, when you can plate it and top it with all sorts of amazing toppings? This PB & J Smoothie Bowl is packed with goodies!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 467 kcal
METHOD Mixing
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

For the Bowl

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • ½ cup of plant-based milk

Toppings

  • Chia seeds, to taste (optional)
  • Coconut shreds, to taste (optional)
  • Chopped nuts of choice, to taste (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of diced fresh strawberries (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a high-speed blender, combine the frozen banana, strawberries, peanut butter, and plant-based milk, and blend until smooth.
  • Top with chia seeds, coconut shreds, nuts, and diced strawberries, if using.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 467kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 12gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 313mgPotassium: 1296mgFiber: 12gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 170IUVitamin C: 114mgCalcium: 201mgIron: 2mg
Keyword bowl, chia seeds, gluten free, healthy, nutritious, peanut butter, smoothie, smoothie bowl, strawberries, toppings, vegan, vegan breakfast
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About Toni Okamoto

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways...
we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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