Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie with Protein
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Frozen Strawberries
  • ⅓ Cup Peanut Butter (or any nut butter if allergies are present)
  • 2 Frozen sliced Bananas**
  • 2 Scoops vanilla Soy or Whey Protein Powder
  • ⅓ Cup Oats
  • 2⅔ Cups Almond Milk (Or skim/1% milk)
Instructions
  1. Add strawberries, bananas and almond milk in a blender. Blend until smooth. It will be sort of watery.
  2. Add Peanut butter, and blend.
  3. Finally, add in your oats and protein powder. Blend until incorporated well. If you desire, you can add a few drops of stevia extract to sweeten it, but I found it sweet enough.
Notes
This smoothie is super filling and is great for a breakfast. This recipe makes 3 small smoothies or 2 larger ones.


For the bananas, I keep a constant stream of them in my freezer. I buy 2 bunches of bananas when I go to the store to stock up on them. 1 bunch is to eat and the other is for me to make into banana slices for our smoothies. Just simply slice them (I like to let them ripen a few days so they are super sweet before I freeze) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. I place them in a single layer on the parchment paper and place it in the freezer for 4-5 hours. they get frozen solid in that time and I slip them into a freezer bag or container. this makes them easy to use!
Recipe by Saved By Grace at http://savedbygraceblog.com/vegan-peanut-butter-jelly-smoothie-protein/