Calling all PB&J fans — this is YOUR smoothie! It captures the taste of a childhood favorite sandwich in a grownup friendly (ie: less sugar) smoothie.
I love it for breakfast before heading out on a bike ride, as it has a great balance of energy for sustained activity. Peanuts* are a fabulous source of protein and healthy fats, easy on the environment and the budget.
I started with frozen berries, added a Yakult probiotic shot for flavor and nutrition, and rounded it out with peanut butter and lowfat milk for healthy protein and fats. And flavor? YES please. Enjoy!
1 cup frozen berries (blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
1 heaping TB smooth natural peanut butter*
1 Yakult drink (omit for vegans and dairy-allergic folks)
1/3 – 1/2 cup lowfat milk of your chosing (dairy, almond, coconut, hemp, soy — it’s up to you)
2 packets stevia (optional. may use honey to sweeten to taste if desired)
Blend all ingredients in a blender until thick and creamy. Adjust amount of milk to create the texture you prefer. Enjoy!
*for those avoiding peanuts due to allergies, simply substitute a smooth nut butter of your choosing