Craving the classic flavors of pb & j? Wisely watching your carbs? My easy peanut butter and jelly smoothie satisfies that craving! It’s creamy, delicious, and satisfying. Trim Healthy Mamas, make it Fuel Pull or S style! Makes a great snack, dessert, or even a meal on busy days.
My daughter (Sister) has never liked jelly, consequently she’s never had a good old-fashioned pb & j. But I have and now and then get a craving for one.
As a Trim Healthy Mama, I can still have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich:
- As a healthy THM E: sprouted bread, Peanut Junkie Butter and Slim Belly Jelly from the 1st THM cookbook (page 481 and 478).
- A THM Crossover: sprouted bread, no-sugar peanut butter, Slim Belly Jelly.
- Or as a THM FP: WWBB (Wonderful White Blender Bread – Trim Healthy Table, page 242), Peanut Junkie Butter, Slim Belly Jelly
You can also use a plan-approved store bought, all-fruit jelly such as Polaner’s if you can find it. I haven’t seen Polaner’s All Fruit in our grocery stores in years.
I can also have a pb & j as a smoothie, which is great for after exercise, a snack, or dessert.
Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie: Mister Approved.
My son (Mister) and I went to the gym the other day. When we got back I was craving both peanut butter and jelly and a smoothie.
I had strawberries, almond milk, and peanut powder so I figured I’d throw them in the blender and see what happens.
Mister is a huge fan of pb & j. So, I was shocked when he turned his nose up at my idea for a pb and j smoothie!
But, I got him to try it. One sip and he ran off with my smoothie.
That’s OK, it’s good for him and I just made another. It seriously only takes maybe 5 minutes.
How To Make A Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie (THM Style).
The THM plan guidelines are great for making a healthy pb and j smoothie. Here’s 3 things to decide before making your smoothie:
- PICK YOUR BERRY – I use strawberries but any frozen berries will work. Remember that in an S or FP setting, blueberries are limited to 1/2 cup.
- PICK YOUR PEANUT BUTTER – for a low fat, low carb THM FP use THM Pressed Peanut Flour (or any peanut powder, just make sure it contains no added sugar). For an S style pbj smoothie, choose natural, no-sugar added peanut butter.
- PICK YOUR PROTEIN (optional) – If you like, add an on-plan collagen or whey protein powder. I find that collagen results in a stronger berry flavor. Whey makes it more fluffy and a softer, creamier berry flavor.
Next, add all your ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. So easy!
Best Ways To Include Smoothies In Your THM Meal Plan.
Smoothies are so easy! When we’re busy, it’s easy to rely on them for our meals instead of something that you need to chew.
But, THM is not like those diet plans that center around meal replacement shakes at all. Enjoy your smoothies! Just remember to eat an actual meal most of the time.
That said, smoothies and shakes are great for after a workout (especially if you add collagen or whey protein).
They’re perfect for when you’re not super hungry but need to eat something.
And, when life is all cray-cray, a smoothie is the perfect solution to staying on plan.
I recommend making this FP style more often. It’s just as delicious made with peanut powder as with actual peanut butter.
If you want to make it an S while using peanut powder, just add some MCT oil or heavy cream.
However you make it, you’re sure to love this take on the classic pb & j flavors of your childhood. Your kids will love it too…unless they’re like Sister, of course.
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons THM Pressed Peanut Flour (or no-sugar added peanut butter for an S)
- 1/4 teaspoon gluccie (glucomannan powder) - OPTIONAL but recommended
- 1/8 teaspoon THM Simply Sunflower Lecithin - OPTIONAL
- 1/8 teaspoon high mineral salt
- 3 doonks THM Pure Stevia Extract or 2 teaspoons granulated stevia or to taste
- 1 scoop Integral Collagen (for dairy free) or Pristine Whey Powder - OPTIONAL
- 1 to 3 teaspoons MCT oil - OPTIONAL
- 1 cup frozen strawberries or other berries (1/2 cup blueberries)
- Put the ingredients in the blender in the order given, except for the whey protein, if using.
- Blend until smooth.
- If using whey, blend first then add whey and pulse to mix well.
Nutrition calculated using Integral Collagen and no MCT oil. Adjust as necessary according to your ingredients.
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"Gluccie" Glucomannan Powder
Simply Sunflower Lecithin 16oz Bag
MCT Oil (Medium Chain Triglycerides) 32oz – Trim Healthy Mama Store
High Mineral Salt 12oz Bag
Trim Healthy Mama Pristine Whey Protein Powder 1 lb (453 grams) Pkg
Integral Collagen 16oz Bag
Pure Stevia Extract Powder 1oz Bag
De-Fatted Peanut Flour 16oz Bag
Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender, Professional-Grade, 48 oz. Container, Black
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 346mgCarbohydrates: 17gNet Carbohydrates: 11gFiber: 6gSugar: 7.2gProtein: 17.3g
Nutrition information is approximate and based on the best knowledge available at the time of recipe publication. Your results may vary due to differences in ingredients. You can make your own calculations if this recipe does not include nutrition info by using an online calculator such as https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp