This peanut butter and jelly smoothie bowl is a fun twist on the classic PB&J sandwich we all love! Combine oats, berries, peanut butter, and oat milk for a delicious smoothie that’s sweet, tart, and lightly nutty. Plus, this smoothie bowl is vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
Today I’m bringing you one of my go-to smoothie bowls. Why is it my go-to? Well, simply put, because it’s tasty, super easy to make, and quite nutritious. Also, it’s reminiscent of my childhood since every lunch included a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!
This peanut butter and jelly smoothie bowl takes your traditional PB&J sandwich to a whole new level. With just 6 healthy ingredients and only 5 minutes, you can satisfy your PB&J craving in a nutritious manner.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN A PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SMOOTHIE BOWL?
A classic PB&J sandwich contains three key ingredients: bread, jelly, and peanut butter.
- Oats. Instead of bread, we’ll use either rolled oats or quick oats. They are rich in fiber as well as several vitamins and minerals.
- Berries. In place of jelly, we’ll add a blend of blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries to this smoothie. Berries are loaded with antioxidants.
- Peanut butter. Lastly, peanut butter will certainly be include. You can’t have a PB&J without the PB, right?
- Oat milk. I love using oat milk as the liquid for this recipe. It’s sweet, creamy, and brings an additional “bread” flavor.
HOW TO MAKE A PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SMOOTHIE BOWL
As we all know, smoothies are extremely easy to make! For this PB&J smoothie bowl recipe, follow the simple steps below:
- Add frozen berries, oats, peanut butter, and oat milk to a high-speed blender.
- Blend the ingredients together until a smooth and creamy consistency forms.
- Pour the smoothie into bowls. Add fresh berries and a drizzle of peanut butter on top. Enjoy!
- This peanut butter and jelly smoothie bowl recipe calls for 2.5 cups frozen berries. Feel free to use any combination or ratio of mixed frozen berries. For example:
- 1 cup blueberries + 1 cup raspberries + 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries + 1 cup rasperries + 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries + 1/2 cup raspberries + 1 cup strawberries
- Why frozen berries? I prefer to use frozen berries over fresh berries whenever creating a smoothie. This is because frozen fruit helps create a thicker, creamier consistency. Plus, when you use frozen fruit, no ice is needed!
- Use minimal liquid. For a thick smoothie bowl, use the smallest amount of oat milk possible. Begin with 1/2 cup, then add additional milk as needed. Your blender may require more or less oat milk. Remember, more liquid creates a thinner consistency while less liquid creates a thicker consistency.
- Add toppings. Top these peanut butter and jelly smoothie bowls with fresh berries, creamy peanut butter, and anything else you desire! Two of my favorite natural peanut butters can be found here and here. These bowls would also be great with dried blueberries on top.
IF YOU LOVE THIS PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SMOOTHIE, YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY THESE BERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPES:
PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SMOOTHIE BOWL
2.5 cups frozen mixed berries* (see notes below)
1/2 cup quick oats or rolled oats
3 tbsp creamy peanut butter
1/2 to 1 cup oat milk (smallest amount possible to get the blender moving)
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender.
- Blend ingredients until a smooth and creamy consistency forms. Use the smallest amount of oat milk as possible for a thick smoothie. I recommend beginning with 1/2 cup oat milk and adding additional milk as needed.
- Transfer smoothie to bowls. Add fresh berries and a drizzle of peanut butter on top.
- *You can use any ratio of blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries as long as it equates to 2.5 cups total. For example: 1 cup blueberries + 1 cup raspberries + 1/2 cup strawberries.