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.
- 1 large ripe frozen banana, broken into chunks
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter (lightly salted)
- 1 soft, pitted date (or option below)
- ⅔ cup unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage, divided
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup Wyman's frozen wild blueberries or strawberries
- 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.
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Oh what a great combo, Alisa! And the layers make it so pretty! 🙂
Thank you Sina!
Soooo pretty! Makes me wish I could still have PB! I think I’d like this much more than a regular PB&J sammie. 🙂
I know I do! I’ve never been a big PB&J sandwich fan, but these are crave-worthy. Thanks Ricki!
That’s a very pretty smoothie. Who wouldn’t like a peanut butter and jelly smoothie? I’d probably ruin the pretty blueberry color by adding spinach-haha! I’m definitely going to try this. 🙂
You wouldn’t at all Linda! It still has a pretty purple shade when you blend in spinach – the blueberries are too intense to hold back 🙂
Love it Alissa! So cute how you separated the two parts. I’d have a hard time drinking something that pretty!!
Thanks Sophia! I never have a hard time diving in – as I just make another the next day 🙂
Absolutely lovely – I love the two-toned smoothie! What a delicious breakfast option!
This looks insane!! Love how you layered the smoothie, almost like a parfait, yet no extra dishes. So clever, Alisa!
Thank you! I’m a total play with my food kind of person so I love being able to try the top layer then mix the two together and trial. Good for kids 🙂
Ooooh I have a bunch of different berries from Wyman’s sitting in my freezer right now! And I LOVE this contest! Sounds…. delicious! Loving your PB & Jelly smoothie. Not only is it uniquely made but it sounds heavenly! Off to think of some entries right now…!
I think it’s just your style Lori … well with greens added to the blueberry part 🙂 You should definitely join in!
This looks perfect! One of the most beautiful smoothies I’ve seen in a while <3
Thanks so much Aimee!
Delicious!! Love a good smoothie!!
I love PB&J and this riff on it is perfect!!! I can not wait to try it!
I.Love.This! What a tasty and fun smoothie! Smoothies are one of my favorite things, too, and I cannot wait to try this. So clever!
I hope you get the chance to try it Patricia! As a smoothie lover, you should definitely join in that contest, too, Patricia!
Love how you layered it! Looks amazing 😀
You can’t go wrong with PB&J! I love Wyman’s wild blueberries- they’re so good. This looks delicious and almost too pretty to eat 🙂
Agreed 🙂 And I was so happy to discover Wyman’s – wild blueberries are just too awesome!
Oooooo this looks so good! And tastes like a child’s treat but all grown up!!
Totally! Everything I make is kid-friendly because we still eat like kids 🙂
Beautiful! I love Wyman’s frozen fruit for smoothies!
Thank you Erin!
What a gorgeous smoothie. I really love how you layered it. I agree- I can have a smoothie year round! I need to try those blueberries– they just sound better.
Yeah, just boil some water for tea and turn up the heat in winter – I’m not skipping my thick smoothies! Thanks Julie!
This is such a cool smoothie Alisa!!! Amazing job 🙂 Absolutely gorgeous
Thank you Lucie! I love having fun with my smoothies 🙂
I love that this smoothie recipe is fruit-sweetened!
I’m all about indulgent smoothies that I can eat for breakfast and I don’t like added sugars in the morning. Glad you like it Becky!
This is so pretty with those layers! I’m definitely making this for my peanut butter loving kid 🙂
Thank you Sara! I hope they love it. You should social share that amazing acai bowl recipe you made for the contest, too. Yes, I totally stalk and pin your recipes on my private “must try” boards now – they’re awesome! 🙂