This PB&J Smoothie tastes so much better than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It’s loaded with vitamin-rich fruit and has no added sugar, and is filling enough to be enjoyed as a meal replacement. You won’t want to share it!
If you’ve tried my Peanut Butter & Jelly smoothie before, you might have noticed this recipe has gotten a bit of an update. I’ve started adding a small amount of frozen raspberries to the mix, and they make a world of difference! This updated recipe tastes even more like the original version from Jamba Juice.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie (Copycat Recipe)
This smoothie is inspired by one I tried at Jamba Juice years ago. It’s on their secret menu, which features all sorts of creative flavors, like White Gummy Bear, Sour Patch Kids, Fruity Pebbles, and many more. Our favorite, by far, is their Peanut Butter & Jelly creation.
According to the person making it for us, the store-bought version is made with frozen yogurt and raspberry sherbet– how could it not be delicious? Luckily, you can make a healthier version at home that tastes just as good!
All you need to get started is some frozen fruit, a date for sweetness, and peanut butter. The result is a delicious peanut butter & jelly smoothie that is dairy-free, sweetened with only fruit, and just as delicious as the store-bought drinks I remember. Who needs a sandwich when you can drink this instead?!
How to make a PB&J Smoothie
Making this smoothie is easy! Just add the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. I use water most of the time as the liquid base, but you can use any milk you like, too.
If you have a standard blender, you might want to blend the date in the liquid first, to help break it down, and then add in the frozen fruit. As soon as it’s totally smooth and slushy-like, it’s ready to serve!
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Healthy Smoothie Recipes You’ll Love
The following smoothies are some more fan-favorites that you might enjoy! They are all dairy-free and quick to prepare!
- Coffee Smoothie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- My Go-To Smoothie For Kids (banana-free)
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
- Dragon Fruit Smoothie
- Low Sugar Smoothies
How to Make a PB&J Smoothie (1-Minute Video):
PB&J Smoothie (Jamba Juice Copycat)
- 1 cup water or almond milk
- 1 soft Medjool date , pitted
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries (about 8 whole strawberries)
- 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
- Pinch of sea salt
- In a blender, combine the water or milk, date, peanut butter, banana, strawberries, and raspberries. Add a pinch of salt, if using unsalted peanut butter.
- Blend until very smooth, stopping to scrape the blender if needed. You can add more liquid if your blender struggles to process the mixture, but added liquid will dilute the flavor slightly, so use as little extra as possible. Serve right away and enjoy!
For the whole batch: Calories: 421, Fat: 17g, Carbohydrates: 65g, Fiber: 11g, Protein: 11g
- For a nut-free smoothie, try using sunflower butter or tahini instead of peanut butter. The taste will change, but it should still be delicious! (I’ve also made this with almond butter with great results.)
- You can replace the date with 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup for a similar sweetness.
- If you don’t have a high-speed blender, like a Vitamix, blend the date in the liquid first, to help it break down completely. Then add the frozen fruit and blend again until smooth.
If you try something different with this recipe, please leave a comment below and let me know what you tried. We can all benefit from YOUR experience!
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