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
- 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
- Place all ingredients (in the order listed) and blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust consistency as needed by adding more or less almond milk.
You're welcome for this.