Every now and then I go on a healthy food/nutrient kick! I mean, I love sugar (witness the number of baked goods on this site), but I also love health and being healthy. So I try to balance out my sugar intake with lots of leafy greens, omega fatty acid oils, and dairy and plant protein. However, my requirement for this is that the resultant recipe has to taste great! And I think I’ve hit it out of the park with this recipe for a PB & J Smoothie!
Who doesn’t like peanut butter and jam? Obviously, you can substitute in different ingredients like sun butter or almond butter, but the fact remains that if you make and drink this smoothie, you’re getting a meal with a fruit, two different types of vegetables, two different types of protein (dairy and plant), as well as a nice helping of fibre and omega fatty acids. I feel healthier already, just typing that!
Enough with the talking, let’s make the smoothie!
Healthy PB & J in Smoothie Form
- 1/2 c. yoghurt
- 3 tbsp. strawberry jam
- 4 ice cubes
- 1/2 c. frozen kale
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 tbsp. peanut butter
- 1/4 c. pear juice
- 1 tbsp. dehydrated powdered broccoli (or greens powder)
- 1 tbsp. ground flax seed
- 1 tbsp. psyllium powder
Being vegetarian, I need to work a bit harder than my husband to get my daily requirement of protein in, and this smoothie is a big help with that. Plus, the fibre content helps with my IBS issues. (TMI? Eh.) I keep frozen bananas and kale in my freezer as a matter of course, and since I always have some homemade fruit jam in the fridge along with some homemade yoghurt and some peanut butter, this smoothie is super-easy and quick to pull together!