Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
Keeping kids energized in the summer is important, especially when they are out playing in the sun for hours. So why not provide something quick, nutritious and delicious for them to snack on when they come inside for a break? I was always a fan of peanut butter and jelly growing up, so I thought why not make a smoothie with those flavors. It is quick to make, tastes like dessert and is not super sugary like some of the commercial kids drinks or milk shakes you can buy. I use stevia as a sweetener to keep the sugar level down, and you do not even need much because of the other fruit in the smoothie. Trust me, kids will love this easy to make snack, and adults will too.
Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil
Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.
In a high speed blender, combine all ingredients and puree until smooth, using the tamper to press the shake down into the blades. Pour into 3-4 child sized glasses and serve!*Note: other nut butter may be used if you prefer such as almond.
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- Heart Healthy
- Child Friendly