Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl

This easy Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl with protein powder and maca is so nutritious, but tastes like you’re eating a giant bowl of ice cream for breakfast!

overhead shot of two peanut butter and jelly smoothie bowls topped with fresh cherries and hemp seedsYou

Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl –  your favorite childhood sandwich turned into a healthy bowl!

Guys, can we talk about smoothie bowls for a second?  Specifically Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowls? I know smoothie bowls are the trendiest thing to take over Instagram lately, but I suppose that’s why I can’t get over them.

Well, there’s that, and it also makes my morning smoothie experience about 1,000 times more fun. This Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl is all kinds of awesome because it makes me feel like I’m eating a giant bowl of ice cream for breakfast.

overhead shot of Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl topped with berries and hemp seeds

I have been OBSESSING over the peanut butter jelly combo for weeks now. It’s just the most delicious combination of fruity and nutty.

Why Smoothie Bowls are awesome:

Here’s the thing. I drink smoothies and protein shakes for breakfast probably 3 times a week. Every. Single. Week. They’re super healthy, a quick way to get protein and nutrients into your system first thing in the morning, easy for your system to digest, and they’re even a great way to use up those greens that are sitting in your fridge.

Just toss some spinach or kale in there and you’re in anti-oxidant city, which always makes me feel pretty good about myself in the morning.

a healthy Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl with protein powder next to a pack of hemp seedsBut no matter how many different flavor concoctions I come up with, sipping on a blended beverage can sometimes feel a little booooring repetitive.

It’s probably the one-note texture thing, so smoothie bowls totally fix that problem because you can add all sorts of crunchiness and chewiness in terms of toppings, making your morning smoothie much more interesting.

Some of my favorite smoothie bowl toppings include:

  • fresh berries/fruit
  • nuts
  • hemp seeds (I sprinkle these on EVERYTHING. So good)
  • chia seeds
  • goji berries
  • cacao nibs
  • coconut
    …the list goes on!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl with help seeds, blackberries and cherries on a pale blue wooden surface

How to make Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowls:

This Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl couldn’t be easier to make and tastes dreamy. Use any kind of frozen berries you have on hand, as well as bananas to give it that unmistakably creamy consistency.

You just put everything into your high-speed blender and blend until creamy smooth!

A word on the optional additions:

I like to add maca powder for a little energy boost. I also love using Bell Plantation’s PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter.

If you don’t have any regular peanut butter will work just fine too, but I love using PB2 because it blends up so easily and gives the smoothie a creamy consistency. AND it contains 85% fewer fat and calories than traditional peanut butter- works for me!

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My smoothie bowl is too runny! What can I do?

You probably added to much liquid. If you have a Vitamix, you will probably not need to add any more liquid than the amount in the recipe. Maybe even less.  If you don’t have a fancy blender, you might need a tiny bit more liquid but try to only use a little at a time while you’re blending.  Add too much and it’ll be runny.

If your smoothie is too thin for some reason, add more frozen fruit like bananas or add some. Or try adding in a tablespoon of ground chia seeds! They add healthy fats that also make your smoothie bowls thicker! After just a few minutes, the chia will start to absorb liquid from the smoothie, and the seeds will expand, creating a thicker texture.

Tips:

  • Make sure your fruit is frozen or you will not get the thick consistency you’re after.
  • Want it creamier? A scoop of nonfat plain greek yogurt will do the trick!
  • You can use any nut milk you want. Coconut also goes really well.
  • The Maca Powder is optional and you can skip it.
  • To make this smoothie bowl vegan, use vegan protein powder.

More healthy breakfast recipes to try

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl
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Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl

This Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl is so nutritious, but tastes like you’re eating a giant bowl of ice cream for breakfast!

Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter bowl, peanut butter smoothie bowl, smoothie bowl
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 400 kcal
Author Denisse

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup frozen berries I used strawberry
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon PB2 powdered peanut butter or regular smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1-2 ice cubes
  • Assorted toppings of choice

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except toppings in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and garnish with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure your fruit is frozen or you will not get the thick consistency you're after.
  • Want it creamier? A scoop of nonfat plain greek yogurt will do the trick!
  • You can use any nut milk you want. Coconut also goes really well.  
  • The Maca Powder is optional and you can skip it. 
  • To make this smoothie bowl vegan, use vegan protein powder. 

This post contains affiliate links to products I love to use and recommend. I receive a small commission from any purchases made using these links. 

Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl

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Comments

    1. Denisse Post author

      Thanks Bethany! Yes it’s quite nostalgic and really yummy, my favorite breakfast at the moment. I hope you give it a try!

      Reply
  1. Kiki Johnson

    I always keep powdered peanut butter at home and LOVE the idea of adding some maca to this for some added health benefits!

    Reply

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