March is National Nutrition Month AND National Frozen Food Month. If you think these two don’t fit together, then you’ve yet to discover the healthy magic of frozen fruit. Almost every single day (yes, even when it’s snowing out!) I have a thick, shake-like smoothie made with frozen fruit – it’s my comfort food. And one of my current favorites is this peanut butter and jelly smoothie recipe (blueberry and strawberry “jelly” versions shown). I love to make it in layers not only for looks, but for the culinary enjoyment of having a spoonful with peanut butter, one rich in berries, and then the two commingling. Call it playing with my food, call it savoring every bite, whichever way you look at it, this is pure, nutritious pleasure.
Berry Awesome Contest ($500+ Value!)
My peanut butter and jelly smoothie recipe is intended as inspiration for you! Wyman’s of Maine is holding a fun and easy to enter sweepstakes between now and April 11, 2016. Just post a photo on Instagram of your favorite smoothie using Wyman’s frozen fruit (any variety) and include the following tags: @wymansfruit #SpringIntoSmoothies – that’s it! The goal is to show off vibrant, healthy fruit smoothies.
You can enter once per week, and the winner will receive a top-of-the-line blender ($500 value) PLUS a one-year supply of Wyman’s frozen fruit. Wild blueberries, red raspberries, mango chunks, oh my! Can you tell that I love fruit smoothies? Want some more smoothie inspiration? Enjoy the Wyman’s of Maine Smoothie Recipes and see more blogger recipes via Spring Into Smoothies on Pinterest.
Have You Tried Wyman’s of Maine?
I LOVE wild blueberries and have been buying this brand for years. It wasn’t until recently that I realized Wyman’s of Maine made so many other fruits. Family owned since 1874, Wyman’s is a premium supplier of wild blueberries, strawberries (the smoothie pictured just above is made with these!), red raspberries, blackberries, cherries, cranberries and mango chunks. They sustainably farm 11,000 acres of wild blueberries in Maine, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, Canada, and source other fruits from partner growers with the same commitment to quality, food safety and responsible growing. They even have a dedicated focus on the protection of honeybees, the pollinators that sustain their farms.
To lock in the flavor and nutritious character, all Wyman’s fresh fruit is individually quick frozen within 24 hours of harvest. Their resealable bags of frozen fruit goodness can be found in the freezer section at a variety of retailers nationwide. I buy them at Whole Foods in my area, but have also spotted them at stores like Walmart.
This peanut butter and jelly smoothie post is sponsored by Wyman’s of Maine. That said, the recipe and sentiment is all me – I DO buy their frozen fruit and this is one of my favorite morning shakes!
Special Diet Notes: Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, tree nut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.
For a paleo peanut butter and jelly smoothie, swap almond butter or sunflower seed butter (peanut-free options!) for the peanut butter and use light coconut milk rather than milk beverage.
- Place the banana, peanut butter, and date in your blender. Add ⅓ cup of the milk beverage and the vanilla, and blend until smooth and creamy. It should be quite thick.
- Pour ⅔ of the mixture into a serving glass.
- Add the remaining ⅓ cup milk beverage and the wild blueberries or strawberries to the remaining mixture in your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour the fruit smoothie mixture on the peanut butter mixture. Serve with a spoon or straw!
~ 1 to 2 tablespoons oats with the peanut butter mixture.
~ ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon with the peanut butter mixture.
~ Handful of spinach with the blueberry mixture (blueberries mask the color & flavor!).
~ Stevia or sweetener, to taste, if craving a sweeter shake.