Today is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day! And to celebrate, you can easily turn the flavors of your child’s favorite sandwich into a smoothie! A PB & J smoothie can be a quick and healthy weekday breakfast alternative for busy families. This smoothie takes very little time to make (with just 4 ingredients) and it has plenty of protein, calcium and other nutrients to provide a steady stream of energy throughout the morning at school. Kids seem to like the familiar flavors of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and of course the best part – no crusts!
Avoiding peanuts? Not a problem. You can easily swap the peanut butter for any other nut or seed butter like almond, soy, cashew, sunflower seed, etc.
Here are a few fun PB & J Facts:
- It is estimated that the average American school child will have gobbled through 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating from high school.
- When surveyed, 96% of people said that they put the peanut butter on before the jelly.
- Celebrate – April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or smoothie maker. Blend on medium/high speed until consistency is smooth. Makes 2 (8 oz) servings.