Bring back the flavors of childhood with this smoothie recipe that’s reminiscent of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! This peanut butter strawberry banana smoothie requires only four ingredients that you likely already have on hand. Boost your fruit and dairy intake with this healthy snack that takes five minutes to make and has no added sugar. Simple, sweet, and delicious!
I’ve made a *ton* of smoothie recipes over the past few weeks. It has inspired a lot of creative fruit and nut butter combinations! However, sometimes I’m unsure going in just how it’s going to all work out.
This recipe is remarkably similar to my chocolate strawberry banana smoothie, except I substituted the cocoa powder for peanut butter. The smoothie with chocolate reminded me a lot of a banana split. This smoothie with peanut butter makes me think of a classic pb & j sandwich.
Unless you have a peanut allergy, you may have eaten a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches over the years for school lunches. I know I have!
A pb&j might be the most pantry-friendly meal around. The downside, however, is that the bread tends to get soggy from the jam. With this peanut butter banana strawberry smoothie, you get all of the pb&j flavor with none of the sogginess.
Luckily, this smoothie is just about as easy as making a peanut butter and jam sandwich. As an added bonus, this healthy take on the childhood classic is enjoyed by both kids and adults alike!
You might be able to make this peanut butter strawberry banana smoothie right now!
I pretty much always have everything I need to whip this easy smoothie recipe up. Here’s all you need:
- Peanut butter Feel free to substitute with your favorite nut or seed butter.
- Frozen bananas Ever notice how ripe bananas turn overripe exceptionally quickly? I freeze all of my fresh bananas that have turned mushy and black.
- Frozen strawberries I always keep a bag or two of unsweetened frozen strawberries in the freezer. They are fantastic in so many recipes!
- Milk Real dairy milk (both regular and lactose-free) is super not only for protein and calcium! It also provides many other essential nutrients such as vitamin B12, vitamin A, riboflavin, and iodine. Plant-based milks are often lacking in one or more of these.
That’s it! This smoothie is sweet from the frozen fruits and creamy from the milk, peanut butter, and bananas. It has just a hint of salt from the peanut butter.
It’s so tasty, it might be hard to believe this is a healthy smoothie too. Good thing we don’t have to decide between good health and good taste! These attributes exist together in so many of the delicious foods that nature has provided for us.
With a little culinary experimentation, you can find the dishes that please your taste buds and promote health. Why not start with this simple smoothie recipe? Just dig out a blender or food processor and get blending!
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Peanut Butter Strawberry Banana Smoothie (No Added Sugar!)
- 1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (choose one with no added sugar or oil)
- 1 cup chopped frozen strawberries
- 1½ cups milk, 2%
- Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender or food processor.
- Blend until completely smooth. (Seriously, why did I bother to make a video for this one?!? So easy!)
This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). To make a lower-calorie smoothie, substitute skim milk for the 2%. You could also experiment with using defatted peanut flour in place of the peanut butter. Peanut flour provides yummy peanut flavor to recipes for far fewer calories than peanut butter. You may need to adjust the amount of peanut flour used in the recipe, however. It doesn’t tend to work as a 1:1 substitution for peanut butter. Nutrition information is for one serving of the recipe.
The striped paper straws shown in the photos are extra-wide, perfect to use with a thick blended smoothie. You can purchase packages of the same straws I use on Amazon. Unlike many paper straws, we’ve found these are sturdy enough to resist most crushing. (Also, they look nice!)
Did you eat a lot of peanut butter and jelly as a kid? What was your favorite flavor of jam or jelly? Drop me a line to let me know!
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