Take your classic PB&J to a new “healthier” level with this Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl! A fun twist on the traditional favorite sandwich! Sweet, satisfying and it will keep you full for a long while!
With just 4 healthy ingredients and only 5 minutes, you can satisfy your PB&J craving!
Let’s talk about the ingredients in the peanut butter and jelly smoothie bowl:
A classic PB&J sandwich contains three main ingredients: bread, jelly, and peanut butter.
- Oats. Instead of high-glycemic bread, we use either rolled oats or quick oats. Oats are rich in fiber and generally a better option than traditional bread.
- Berries. In place of sugar-loaded jelly, we add a blend of blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries to this smoothie. Berries are loaded with antioxidants.
- Peanut butter. Of course we can’t forget the best part…the peanut butter! Natural peanut butter is a better option generally as it has less trans fats.
- Oat or Unsweetened Almond milk. You can’t go wrong with either option. Even skim milk is okay. Just avoid the full-fat milk options.
A Few Tips:
- This peanut butter and jelly smoothie bowl recipe calls for 2.5 cups frozen berries but, the types of berries you use is completely up to you! I often choose the mixed berries bag to keep it simple.
- Why frozen berries? For smoothies, frozen berries help create a thicker, creamier texture than fresh berries. You also don’t have to add any ice. If fresh is all you have on hand (or you’re trying to use up before it spoils) load up on the ice, adding a little at a time until the desired texture.
- Use as little liquid as possible. For a thick smoothie bowl, use the smallest amount of milk possible. Begin with 3/4 cup, then add additional milk as needed. Your blender may require more or less so it’s challenging to give you the exact amount to use. Remember, more liquid creates a thinner consistency while less liquid creates a thicker consistency.
- Add toppings. Top these peanut butter and jelly smoothie bowls with fresh berries, creamy peanut butter, and anything else you desire!
2.5 cups frozen mixed berries
1 cup quick oats or rolled oats (I prefer Kodiak Cakes Oats as it has additional protein added)
3 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter
3/4 to 1.5 cups oat or unsweetened almond milk (add a little at a time as you need smallest amount possible just to get the blender moving)
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender.
Blend ingredients until a smooth and creamy consistency forms.
Transfer smoothie to bowls. Add fresh berries and a drizzle of peanut butter on top.