Peanut Butter & ‘Jelly’ Green Smoothie
When I discovered the seemingly odd combination of peanut butter and jam I was hooked.
I think it was my Dad who first offered it to me on a piece of toast as a child, so thank’s Dad this is an ode to you.
Today’s recipes is really a take on that golden combination of sweet, savory, nutty goodness. Obviously, you can use almond or cashew butter in this if you avoid legumes/peanuts and can switch in any berry you fancy (but we all know strawberries are the best!)
And I often get asked the questions of when to drink green smoothies. Well, I tend to say it depends on you but, in general, I either have them as an afternoon/pre-exercise snack OR for breakfast. I tend to make smaller ones for snacks and huge ones if having for breakfast. So try both options out and see what makes you feel best. For some people it’s too much fruit for the morning and for others it works just right. #listentoyourbody
So grab that blender and get smoothie-ing (yes I made that up!), as green smoothies are one of the BEST ways to increase your greens, add more fibre, vitamin C, protein and fat to your diet – all in jsut a few mintues.
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Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie
- 250 g frozen strawberries or mixed berries
- 2 tbsp organic peanut butter
- 350 ml water or milk
- pinch salt
- tbsp chia seed
- 1 large handful of spinach
- 1. Blend until smooth and drink immediately with ice if desired.
If this is not sweet enough for you then simply add 1⁄2 a banana a medjool date.
The thickness of smoothie may depend on your blender so add or reduce water/liquid as you see fit.
Use any milk you like - cow, almond, oat, hemp or goat!