This creamy strawberry banana peanut butter smoothie is a fun, refreshing, and healthy twist on a childhood classic - peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Made with fresh fruit, peanut butter, and oats, this high-protein smoothie is perfect for breakfast, after a workout, or a snack!
I love smoothies first thing in the morning or after a workout, especially in the summer, but they're really perfect any time of the day! You can cut this recipe in half for a snack or bulk it up with more nut butter or vanilla protein powder to make it more filling.
This smoothie is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, and loaded with plant-based protein. Who would've thought anything could compete with the classic peanut butter & jelly sandwich?!
- Banana: to get a smooth and creamy texture! Plus, it adds a natural sweetness.
- Strawberries & Blueberries: to create our 'jelly.' I always loved using either a mixed berry jam or a grape jelly for my pb&j sandwiches, so I figured these berries would be perfect!
- Creamy Peanut Butter: can't forget about the PB part of a PB&J!! Feel free to use your favorite peanut butter, or any other nut butter (homemade almond butter, may I suggest). This will not only pack the smoothie with plant-based protein but make it taste delicious and extra creamy.
- Oats: to make this smoothie thicker, heartier, and all around more satisfying and nutritious. I also was keeping a sandwich in mind and the oats can represent the bread (kinda sorta?!). To keep this recipe gluten-free, making sure you're using gluten-free certified oats.
- Non-Dairy Milk: our liquid that we'll be using to blend! For this smoothie, I used my homemade oat milk but you can use whatever non-dairy milk you prefer. If I don't have my oat milk made, I'll use soy milk or unsweetened almond milk.
Smoothies are my go to breakfast because they're just so quick and easy yet delicious and satisfying! This peanut butter & jelly smoothie is no different.
Start by putting all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend for 1 minute, or until smooth. Add more liquid as needed depending on your blender or desired thickness.
Enjoy right away (recommended) or keep in the fridge for up to 2 days and shake well before serving!
Recipe Variations & Substitutions
This smoothie is super easy to play around with! Here are some of my favorite ways to change it up:
- Sneak in spinach for some added veggies. If you struggle to eat enough vegetables throughout the day, this is a great way to get them in! The color of your smoothie will be different but it will essentially taste the same, as spinach is very neutral in flavor.
- Throw in some seeds for added nutrition. Chia seeds, hemp seeds, or flax seeds are great additions.
- Add vanilla protein powder to this smoothie to add extra protein and make it more filling & creamy. This is great to add especially if you're making this after a workout! I always use Orgain plant-based protein powder! Feel free to use code PARSLEY30 for 30% off your purchase.
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- Make this peanut butter smoothie without banana by just leaving it out completely. The oats and peanut butter (and protein powder, if you choose to use it!) will ensure that your smoothie is still nice and creamy. You may need to adjust the amount of milk since you won't need to blend as many ingredients.
- Add different berries, like raspberries, to create a different 'jelly.'
- If you're using frozen fruit, you may need to add a little bit more liquid in order to get the smoothie to blend nicely. If you're using fresh fruit, make sure most, if not all, the ingredients have been in the fridge or just toss in some ice to ensure your smoothie will be cold.
- Add the milk a little bit at a time! You want enough milk so the blender can do its job, but not too much to the point where the smoothie is super thin.
You can, but I generally recommend serving them right after blending for optimal freshness and flavor. If you want to prep it ahead of time I would suggest putting all the ingredients in a large plastic bag the night before so you can just dump everything in the blender in the morning. Or, you can make the smoothie, keep it in the fridge, then either re-blend it or shake it really well when you're ready to have it.
This is totally dependent on your blender! I use a Ninja blender and select the smoothie setting, which runs for 1 minute.
Not at all! All the nutrients will be preserved when you blend.
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Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
- 1 (118 g) banana
- 1 cup (165 g) strawberries
- 1 cup (148 g) blueberries
- 1-2 tablespoons (16-32 g) of peanut butter
- 1 handful of oats
- 1 cup (240 mL) non-dairy milk more as needed
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend for at least 1 minute, or until smooth.1 banana, 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup blueberries, 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 1 handful of oats, 1 cup non-dairy milk
- Taste and adjust as needed, transfer to a glass and enjoy immediately!