Enjoy an easy high protein peanut butter smoothie bowl with swirls of fruit for peanut butter jelly vibes. This smoothie that tastes like a PB&J and will keep full you and satisfied in just five minutes with a few easy ingredients!
This recipe embraces the very adult need to eat healthy meals and the childhood simplicity of a peanut butter jelly sandwich. Somewhere between tequila shots and apple cider vinegar shots, if you know what I mean. Let's get into the delicious details!
What does it taste like?
Like nostalgia! This is a grown up version of your favorite childhood sandwich with sweet juicy berry notes, and rich, creamy, nutty flavors. And if you like your PB&J crunchy, just add some toppings. More on that below!
What You'll Need for this Recipe
I love this nourishing smoothie bowl to help keep me full and the ingredients are common ones you probably have on hand. Here are the highlights:
Almond Butter is my nut butter of choice in general and in this nutrient dense smoothie bowl. You can certainly use peanut butter or any nut butter of your choice to supply the peanut butter & jelly vibes. I like this everything nut and seed butter.
Banana makes for an easy, thick and frosty PB & J smoothie. Make sure to use frozen banana for the best texture. If you don't have time to freeze a banana, add some ice to the mix.
Milk of any kind will work for this recipe. I love almond milk here and have also made this smoothie bowl with oat milk and dairy milk, too. Use whatever you'd typically drink.
Strawberries and Blueberries make the jelly (or as I prefer, jam) in this pbj smoothie bowl. Fresh berries are best but you can use frozen berries, if need be.
Check out the recipe card below for full ingredients list, measurements, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions!
Substitutions & Variations
Protein Powder pairs with nut butter to make this a protein packed smoothie bowl recipe. I prefer unflavored protein powder. Feel free to use the protein or collagen peptides powder of your choosing or even add powdered nut butter.
Berries - You can also use raspberries and blackberries in this mix just note that they come with more noticeable seeds. Fresh or frozen. In addition to the strawberries and blueberries or instead.
Topping - Wondering what else can I add to this smoothie bowl? I'm one of those crunchy peanut butter girls so I like to add different textures to the mix. You can top this protein smoothie bowl with granola, chia seeds, roasted squash seeds, sliced almonds, and/or more berries. And try your smoothie bowl with peanut butter topping if you want to turn it all the way up!
How to Make a PB&J Smoothie Bowl
Step One: Blend together the strawberries and blueberries then pour into another container. The jelly should pour out easily but will thicken a bit while you’re making the other layer. It really does take on a jammy consistency.
Pro Tip: This swirled smoothie bowl consists of two layers. Make the jelly layer first because it will be easier to rinse out of the blender.
Step Two: Rinse the blender then add all the peanut butter layer ingredients and pulse until smooth.
Pro Tip: Add more milk, if needed, to thin out the texture but don't add ice unless you're using a fresh banana.
Step Five: Transfer the peanut butter layer into a bowl.
Step Six: Spoon the jelly on top of the peanut butter layer and swirl to get those classic peanut butter and jelly vibes in a bowl.
Pro Tip: The peanut butter layer will be very thick so scoop out of the blender instead of pouring.
Step Seven: Add extra berries, sliced almonds, seeds, and anything else you want to the top of the bowl.
Nut butter smoothies are some of my favorites because of the easy and tasty protein boost. Check out my Almond Oat Breakfast Smoothie or balanced Salted Dark Chocolate Smoothie for excellent meal replacement options. And this Chocolate Post-Workout Smoothie actually tastes like a milkshake!
Frequently Asked Questions
You can prep the layers up to two days ahead of time but store them separately in the fridge and combine just before enjoying. A bit of shaking or stirring may be necessary if separation occurs.
Make sure to use frozen banana for the base. And if you still need to thicken it, blend in some ice.
Yes. This is a great hormone healthy breakfast idea but works for any meal of the day.
Are smoothie bowls good for PCOS?
What makes this good for PCOS? With a blood sugar balancing combination of protein, fiber, and healthy fat, this is a great protein smoothie bowl for women with PCOS (Medical News Today). Blueberries are also considered a PCOS superfood (PCOS Living).
More Favorite Smoothie Recipes
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Protein Peanut Butter Jelly Smoothie Bowl
- ½ cup blueberries
- 7 strawberries
- 1 teaspoon honey optional
- 1 banana
- ½ cup milk
- 1 serving protein powder
- 2 tablespoons almond butter or nut butter of your choice
- Add blueberries, strawberries, and honey, if needed, to blender. Pulse until liquified and uniform (about 25 seconds).
- Pour mixture into another container and set aside. Rinse blender.
- Add banana, milk, protein powder, and nut butter to blender. Pulse until liquified and uniform (about 60 seconds). This mixture will be thick and tougher to blend but that gives us the perfect consistency for a protein smoothie bowl base.
- Scoop peanut butter smoothie mixture into a bowl. Spoon berry puree over top and swirl to create your desired aesthetic.
- Garnish with more fresh berries, nuts, seeds. Enjoy immediately.