Recipe: PB&J Smoothie (yes, you read that right!)

Recipe: PB&J Smoothie - 100 Days of Real FoodIf you dislike the sound of someone slurping through their straw to try to get every last little drop out of their cup then you probably shouldn’t make these smoothies. My kids absolutely LOVE them! And it all started when on a recent trip to buy groceries from Earth Fare we decided to also have lunch in their little cafe. While paying for our sushi I noticed that they had a surprisingly good smoothie menu, so on a whim I decided to order their PB&J smoothie for my girls (and me) to share. Well, that was a mistake…I should have gotten a large size for each of us! During the first 5 minutes of the lunch (which was as long as the smoothie lasted) all I could hear – aside from the slurping – was “I want more of it” ”it’s my turn for some” “she is drinking it all”. Need I say more?

I of course don’t have Earth Fare’s exact recipe so this is just my version that emulates theirs as best as I can. My daughters responded very similarly to this version so I would say it went over well. This is the best invention for kids since the original PB&J!!

 

4.6 from 9 reviews
PB&J Smoothie (yes, you read that right!)
 
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup apple juice
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • 1 - 2 bananas (I like using 2…but if you only have 1 on hand don’t let it stop you!)
  • 1 cup frozen (or fresh) berries
  • Optional, but recommended: A big handful of fresh spinach leaves
  • Optional: A handful of ice cubes if you use fresh berries
Instructions
  1. Mix well in a blender and serve cold with a straw.
Notes
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
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  • Comments

    1. Diedre |

      My boys aged 4 and 3 loved this and I as well. I added a little spinach to give a boost. My 4 yr old will not try any veggies so smoothies are great way for me to boost the nutrition. He loves peanut butter and jelly so this is a win win

    2. Leah |

      What are some alternative can I use for bananas

    3. Molly |

      If you don’t have fresh spinach leaves on hand, will frozen work for this?

      • Assistant to 100 Days (Amy) |

        Absolutely! :)

    4. Sybil |

      It sounds delicious, but that’s about 880 calories! I can’t eat that many calories for lunch!

    5. Emily |

      Thank you so much for this recipe!!! IT IS SO GOOD! (to make it even more of a complete breakfast I added oats and flax seeds) I love your blog! I have been on a real food quest for a while and its great to get good ideas from you!!! Many thanks!

    6. Lina |

      The color was funky but my daughter loved it!!!

    7. CanadianFollower |

      Made a batch of this today. Substituted 100% organic unsweetened cranberry juice for the apple sauce and it was plenty sweet. Also used frozen bananas (added a bit more milk and some water to get the consistency what we wanted). It filled four smoothie pop moods and 3 small servings for myself, my toddler and my husband.

    8. Lyn |

      I like this smoothie. However, the kids were in between about it, and did not drink it after one taste. The kids are not really big smoothie drinkers, although. I will fix this for myself again. I added more milk to get the consistency I wanted.

    9. Beverly |

      According to an earlier comment, this is supposed to be 4 servings. I just made this today and it only made enough to fill 3 half-pint mason jars (and they only really fit about 3/4 cup in them). Should there be more liquid base in it to bring it up to 4 servings?

      • Amy Taylor (comment moderator) |

        Hi Beverly. It is a very flexible recipe. You can always add more liquid if you want larger serving sizes but you may need to add more of other ingredients as well. My husband and I drink a very similar smoothie for breakfast occasionally with similar measurements and have nothing left over. :)

    10. Jennie |

      Can I freeze this? The recipe sounds delicious and I would love to freeze and it stick it in mu daughter’s lunch. Thanks!

      • Amy Taylor (comment moderator) |

        Hi Jennie. Sure, you can freeze it.

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