Kid Approved Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
It’s 3:30, my teens are home from school and on their way back out the door for sport practices and after-school activities. I’m hungry. They’re really hungry, and we all need an energy boost to ramp up for the ‘second half’ of our day. After-school snack time can be a tempting opportunity to open a bag of chips, grab a processed bar, or binge on sugar.
I’ve been planning meals for my own family (and thousands of other families) for over 10 years, and after-school snacks are part of the day I’m still learning to tackle. Thank goodness for my friend Tess, The Blender Girl, who developed this PB&J Smoothie as a smart option.
After School Snack Smoothie
A balanced after school snack is one that will help you power through the afternoon without overdoing it before dinner, especially if you’re off to sports and other activities. This no-sugar-added Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie combines fiber, natural sugar, protein and healthy fat — a combo that gets your body firing on all cylinders.
Strawberries add just enough fiber to balance their natural sugar content, which will help you avoid a blood sugar spike and the feeling of being hungry 10 minutes later. For this recipe, choose a peanut butter that has no added sugar or salt and a no sugar added jam.
PB&J Smoothie Recipe
My boys can’t get enough of this satisfying, delicious after-school smoothie.
If you make this recipe, we’d love to see it on Instagram! Just use the hashtag #THEFRESH20 so we can see what’s cooking in your kitchen.Print
Creamy, protein-packed strawberry and peanut smoothie
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/3 cup unsalted peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons strawberry jelly/jam
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- Pinch of sea salt
- Blast on high for 60 seconds until smooth.