Why? Sometimes I like to turn childhood favorites into healthy adult meals. Either that or I ran out of bread, I’m not sure, probably both. I tried, it worked, and now I’m hooked!
This smoothie oddly enough tastes exactly like peanut butter and jelly without tasting like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I might have made this everyday for about 9 days in a row. I might have convinced Andrew to have one. He might have even liked it…after he got over the fact that it’s made with yogurt and juice. But hey, don’t knock it till you try it; I swear, it works here.
- 1 cup mixed frozen berries
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup apple or grape juice
- 2 heaping tablespoons peanut butter (almond butter works, too)
- Blend everything in a blender
- Feel free to adjust the amount of liquid (or add ice) depending on your desired consistency
Adding nut butter to smoothies provides protein and a good dose of healthy fat, making them filling. Be careful to read ingredient labels when selecting your nut butters, though; while many are made with nothing but ground up nuts, many contain added sugars, excessive amounts of salt, and additional oils derived from GMOs. Organic peanut butters are super easy to find, as are organic frozen berries, plain yogurt, and juice. Alternatively, you can make your own apple juice if you own a juicer and amp up the nutrition factor a bit more!