PB & J Smoothie

2021-04-26
Coconut Bowl filled with PB&J smoothie and various toppings

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!

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Coconut Bowl filled with PB&J smoothie and various toppings

PB & J Smoothie

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  • Author: Toni Okamoto
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This healthy and nutritious breakfast drink option is a great way to start the day! Vary your toppings and discover your favorites!


Ingredients

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For the bowl:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 heaping cup of frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons of 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

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


Keywords: smoothie, vegan, gluten free, oil free, vegetarian, berry smoothie, strawberry smoothie, peanut butter, peanut butter smoothie, pb&j

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

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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Coconut Bowl filled with PB&J smoothie and various toppings

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