This vegan PB&J smoothie recipe is the perfect kid treat, after school snack or breakfast! We love to hide some greens in it for an extra boost of nutrients too.
This post was originally published on March 16, 2014.
Adding some greens in this makes it extra amazing because we all know how hard it can be to get veggies into kids. While I always offer veggies in full form, it's nice to get an extra boost for those rough days!
My kids love oatmeal, breakfast burritos and my vegan pancakes but this peanut butter and jelly smoothie is always a quick favorite!
How to Make a PB&J Smoothie
Seriously, finding ways to get kids to eat healthy food can be a chore. It's great when they feel like they're getting a treat but reallllly it's just a diabolical plan I've hatched to sneak in nutrients they need. Bonus, I get to enjoy it too!
Quick and easy to make recipes that are satisfying are my favorite, and this is definitely quick and easy to make!
In order to make this fabulously delicious vegan peanut butter and jelly smoothie you'll need:
- Frozen berries
- Frozen banana
- Peanut butter
- Maple syrup
- Dairy-free milk
Step by Step Instructions
- Blend everything up.
- Pour and enjoy!
Add In Suggestions
Include any of the following to boost the nutrition or flavor of this smoothie:
- Protein powder
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds
When you're in a hurry just gulp this smoothie down, but when you want to add some extra pizzaz you can dress it up by:
- Adding a peanut butter rim
- Topping with extra fruit
- Adding a dollop of vegan whipped cream
- Making it on the thicker side and pour it into a bowl with granola!
Tips and tricks
For the best PB&J smoothie, keep these tips in mind:
- Any berries will work for this recipe, I prefer using a mix.
- Pick your favorite peanut butter for the classic flavor, or use another nut butter you love.
- You can substitute the maple syrup for 3-4 pitted dates.
- Coconut milk will make the smoothie the most creamy, but any dairy free milk will work.
- Adjust the thickness of the smoothie by adding more milk to thin it out.
- Add more maple syrup for a sweeter smoothie, or don't use as much for a less sweet one.
I use peanut butter, but you can sub it out for almond butter or cashew butter if you prefer.
Prep smoothies ahead of time by portioning out the ingredients except the milk. Store them in airtight jars or bags in the freezer so they're ready to go straight in the blender!
It depends what you put in them but YES they certainly can be, like this one! Smoothies are a great easy way to pack in tons of delicious healthy ingredients while sneaking in extra greens!
More Smoothie Recipes
If you're looking to mix it up with a variety of healthy vegan smoothie flavors, check out these other recipes:
- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- Protein Coffee Smoothie
- Apple Pie Smoothie
- Salted Caramel Cashew Cacao Chunk Smoothie
- Healthy Pina Colada Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Spinach Protein Smoothie
- Salted Caramel Pretzel Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie
Vegan PB&J Smoothie Recipe
- ½ cup frozen berries , I like to do a mix
- ½ a ripe frozen banana
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup , or 3-4 pitted dates
- 1 cup dairy-free milk , use coconut milk for extra creamy
- ½ cup spinach , packed (optional for added greens)
- Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and mix until well blended. Add more milk to get preferred thickness.
- You can use any berries you prefer, I like a mix for flavor.
- Adjust the sweetness and thickness to your preference.
Recipe by Veggies Don’t Bite, visit our site for more great plant-based recipes.
Nutrition and metric information should be considered an estimate.
This feels like such a treat, loved the flavors!
I made this a few months ago for my little girls, and they LOVED it!! Thank you for such a delicious recipe!
Thanks so much for letting me know Sara! I love hearing the feedback! Thanks for being here!