PB & J Smoothie

It's peanut butter jelly time! Peanut butter jelly time! Peanut butter, jelly. Peanut butter, jelly. Peanut butter jelly and a baseball bat!

Who even made that up? Whoever they are - I love them. I mean...a banana meme rapping about peanut butter and jelly...

You had me at rapping banana. 

PB & J takes me back to childhood. Triangle cut PB& J's were the best amirite?  Above all, the ratio of peanut butter to jelly is important.

There are two types of people in this world: those who like more jelly on their sandwich and those who prefer more peanut butter. Growing up, I was a jelly girl. Strawberry and grape were my favorite. The Smuckers blackberry jelly packets at breakfast restaurants were a close second. None of that weird orange marmalade business. Eww.

As an adult, I rarely eat PB&J sandwiches BUT that doesn't mean I don't love them. My taste preferences have changed since I was a kid and I would definitely consider my current self more of a peanut butter gal. I feel like there should be a personality study done on people who prefer peanut butter vs. jelly. You know...super scientific. 

This smoothie is kind of a grown up version of PB&J and I am kind of obsessed with it. I make this smoothie often because, well, smoothies in general are awesome, and a healthy, yummy (vegan) smoothie that reminds you of your childhood is even more awesome. The banana and date provide a natural sweetness, the berries and cherries plenty of antioxidants, peanut butter protein and healthy fat, and flaxseed fiber and omega-3s. You get a lot more nutrient bang for your buck with this smoothie. And I am A-OK with that. 

PB & J Smoothie

|Serves 1|


  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 cup frozen unsweetened dark cherries
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 pitted date
  • 1 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed


  1. Place all ingredients (in the order listed) and blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust consistency as needed by adding more or less almond milk. 
  2. Enjoy!

You're welcome for this.