PB & J Yogurt Smoothie

PB & J Yogurt Smoothie

This simple smoothie recipe is healthy, creamy and delicious, and tastes just like my favorite 
childhood sandwich, a peanut butter and jelly!
PB & J Yogurt Smoothie | The Chef Next Door

Now that the kids are back in school, I'm back to planning quick and easy breakfasts for them during the week. The biggest problem I have is that my kids aren't hungry first thing in the morning. They don't feel like eating until mid-morning and, in fact, on the weekends we probably don't have breakfast until 10:30 or 11:00. This presents a problem when I'm pushing for them to eat at 7:00 am!

Lucky for me, I found a way around this issue. I get them to drink their breakfast! I've been making smoothies for a long time, so I decided to create some fun versions for quick breakfasts. This PB & J Yogurt Smoothie is definitely a favorite, and currently the most requested in our house every week.

PB & J Yogurt Smoothie | The Chef Next Door

Although the name suggests there is jelly in this smoothie, there really isn't. Fresh strawberries are the "jelly" here. And with an added heaping tablespoon of peanut butter, this flavorful smoothie tastes just like my favorite sandwich. 

Full of vitamins, protein and fiber, this smoothie is healthy and will give kids the energy they need to start their day off right! And of course, this smoothie is perfect for moms and dads, too!  

PB & J Yogurt Smoothie
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Makes one 12-ounce smoothie

Ingredients:
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup fresh strawberries (about 6 whole strawberries)
1 small banana
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
5-6 ice cubes

Add all of the ingredients to the container of a blender, in the order listed above. Blend on high until smooth. Add additional ice cubes if you prefer a thicker smoothie.

Pour into a glass and serve immediately.

Bon App├ętit!

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PB & J Yogurt Smoothie | The Chef Next Door
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