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PB & J Smoothie

December 15, 2020
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Photo by Sustained Kitchen - Molly
Author Notes

When I overbuy fresh fruit, I just pop it in the freezer for future smoothies. Normally I keep my smoothies simple with a few handfuls of fruit and a splash of fruit juice and milk. But a few weeks ago, I asked my partner to make my smoothie for me. He blended the usual suspects along with a game-changer: peanut butter.

I know that peanut butter in a smoothie is not revolutionary, but the smoothie he made was magical. It tasted EXACTLY like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I asked him how he got it to taste so much like PBJ, but he couldn't remember the ratios he used. So, I spent the past few weeks tinkering with PB to fruit to OJ to milk ratios until I finally found a winning combination.

The jam component of this smoothie relies primarily on strawberries, but I also added blueberries and blackberries to give it wildberry jam vibes. For the peanut butter, I used a peanuts-and-salt-only jar, but feel free to use whatever peanut butter invokes nostalgia. —Sustained Kitchen - Molly

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Serves 1-3
Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup frozen blackberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 6 tablespoons milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed, optional
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until very smooth. This is a thick smoothie, so you may have to pause your blender to stir manually a few times before it is completely blended. Eat with a spoon or drink through a thick straw!

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