Feb 20

Peanut Butter, Oat + Jam Smoothie

PB+J Smoothie

Without intentionally doing so, I’ve managed to devise, make and photograph three recipes showcasing PB + J flavors in one week. Coincidence? Perhaps. Induced by comfort-food cravings? Likely. Delicious? Undoubtedly.

By the end of this week, you’ll be able to enjoy PB+ J’s under the guise of breakfast, lunch + dessert. And guess what: the PB + J breakfast recipe actually tastes more like dessert than breakfast.

My post-morning-yoga routine went as usual this past Monday morning; arrive home in euphoric state, look in the mirror to passively observe the state of my sweaty yoga coif without feeling the need to interfere with its oddities {which appear in abundance, I might add}, and toss a few ingredients into the blender in hopes of creating a healthy and tasty smoothie. Now, if this were any post-morning-yoga routine, I would have been pleased with the smoothie but, unbeknownst to me, the ingredients I tossed into the blender on this particular morning yielded something fantastic. A smoothie so tasty it traverses into milkshake territory. However, it still has all the healthy balance of the famed morning drink.

A smoothie in milkshake’s clothes, perhaps?

While this smoothie leans more on the peanut butter side of things, the sweetness from the jam rounds out the overall flavor and creates a beverage that reaches addictive heights. Smooth, creamy, rich, and dreamy + it will keep your belly content and happy for hours.

PB+J Smoothie

PB + J Smoothie

PB + J Smoothie

PB + J Smoothie

Peanut Butter, Oat + Jam Smoothie | Vegan + Gluten-Free (Serves 1)

◊ 1 medium banana

◊ 1/2 cup sweetened vanilla almond milk

◊ 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

◊ 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter

◊ 1 heaping tablespoon jam of choice {I used strawberry}

◊ 5-7 ice cubes

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for 1 minute or until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Comments

  1. Yummy! I look forward to trying this. I like that it has ingredients that I usually have even when I need to go grocery shopping.

  2. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about shakes and smoothies. I do hope you link this lovely one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

  3. Ashley, thank you for linking this in to Food on Friday. We have got a super collection of shakes and smoothies together. I hope you have stopped by some of the other links to check them out!

    Ps I have just signed up to follow your blog. A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers

    Ps If you would like email reminders of future Food on Fridays, just pop by and comment and include your email – I won’t publish it – and the reminder will be by bcc so it will remain private

  4. Do you cook or soak the oats first or add them in dry?

    • I usually add them in dry when I’m on a time-crunch but if you don’t mind the extra time, soak or cook them first to smooth out the texture a bit more!

  5. Really excited to try this, but I was just wondering there rough serving size? :)

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