Being an adult is not for the faint of heart. Especially in your twenties when it’s super confusing. On one hand, I have friends who are engaged, married, have kids on the way. I’m house-hunting and couponing. I’m saving for retirement. I hung out with my linesisters the other night and we all started yawning around 11:30 pm. On the other hand, I have friends that are still in school, eat microwave meals, and don’t know the meaning of escrow. I love sleeping in. I sometimes forget my retainer by the bathroom sink and have to race back home after making it halfway to work in the morning. It’s a weird, kind of in-between space. In between asking your parents for money and seeking a small business loan. In between sleeping with a pile of clean laundry and dropping off dry cleaning. In between tequila shots and apple cider vinegar shots. You get the idea! So for anybody else trying to toe the line between childhood comforts and adult responsibilities: this dish is for you. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are classics and I don’t mind eating them to this day. I do prefer jam to jelly, though. There’s just something about the way it spreads. PB&J isn’t bad for you, either BUT if you’re trying to keep on top of what you eat and all that, this smoothie bowl is better. It packs in all the great flavors of the simple sandwich in a gorgeous, grown-up package that’s quick and easy to make on top of everything else. This would also be great in a glass to-go and you can’t tell me it doesn’t look like real peanut butter and jelly swirled together! Like the fRose recipe I shared last week, you pretty much just throw stuff in a blender and enjoy. Disclaimer: I use almond butter instead of peanut butter in this recipe. But PB&J just sounds better, ya know?
4 heaping tablespoons nut butter of your choice (I used crunchy almond butter)
1/2 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond)
Handful of ice cubes
1/2 cup blueberries
About 7 strawberries
1 teaspoon raw honey (optional)
Suggested garnishes: sliced almonds, sliced strawberries, blueberries
Makes one serving.
Blend first four ingredients together until smooth.
Pour into a bowl.
Rinse blender then blend berries and honey together to make the “jelly”.
Swirl into bowl.
Add garnishes of your choosing. Enjoy!
What are your favorite smoothies? Let me know below. Thanks for reading!