Note: This recipe post has been updated with some nicer pictures and a recipe that does not use artificial sweeteners as well as provides an easier option if you don’t have any powdered peanut butter!
This is the perfect post-gym or late night snack when you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to actually indulge on sugary sweets. It’s creamy and peanut butter-y with a swirl of fresh strawberry that will hit all the right spots. It has healthy fats and drinks like a milkshake although it’s ingredient list is much more benign. Instead of ice cream and copious amounts of sugar we have creamy coconut milk, Greek yogurt, a tablespoon of peanut butter or two and fresh strawberries sweetened with a hint of agave.
If you can find this one way to make the smoothie lower calorie is a product called PB2 (you can buy it here). It’s powdered peanut butter and you essentially can mix into anything and it will taste like peanut butter but with none of the fat. This is not sponsored note, just a product I thought was handy to have on hand to easily flavour smoothies and oatmeal. Not recommended for eating alone on bread and if you don’t have it, real peanut butter works just as well!
For extra PB&J on toast vibes and fiber I like to add a tablespoon of oat bran here. Note that this will make the texture grittier so if that does not sound ideal to you feel free to skip it!
Healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie
Makes 1-2 smoothies
- 1/2 cup of greek yogurt (this could be frozen for a thicker smoothie)
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut or almond milk
- 3 tbsp of peanut butter or PB2
- optional: 2 tbsp oat bran
- 1 cup of roughly chopped strawberries (could be fresh or frozen)
- 1-3 tablespoons of honey, agave or stevia – I like to do one packet of stevia for the smoothie and 1/2 tablespoon of agave for the strawberry
- Blend half the strawberries with 1/2 -1 tablespoon of some of the sweetener until smooth. Once blended add in the other half of the strawberries and pulse a couple times so that they still have some texture. Alternatively if you prefer a smooth puree blend everything until smooth.
- Set the strawberry puree aside.
- Now blend all of the rest of the ingredients with your desired amount of sweetener until smooth, taste for sweetness and adjust accordingly. Add in the oat bran if using.
- To Assemble: Pour in a couple tablespoons strawberry puree into the bottom of the cups. Then pour the peanut butter smoothie over top. Swirl the strawberry puree with a knife.
– Instead of 1/2 cup of strawberries you could use strawberry jam if you have it at hand (albeit a smaller amount of it).
– I have made this smoothie with banana instead of strawberries and highly recommend this as well!
– Other great additions would be coconut, dark chocolate or a big swirl of honey on top.
– This could also be made with regular milk, soy milk, etc.
– You can easily make this vegan by substituting soy or any other non-milk based yogurt for the greek yogurt!
Now I’m just waiting for someone to come up with powdered low calorie Nutella….
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