Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Blueberry peanut butter smoothie

This smoothie was created out of pure desperation.  I woke up starving last weekend and realized that we were completely out of food.  Eggs?  Gone.  English muffins?  Nowhere to be found.  I did find some shredded chicken, but no thank you – that’s not my thing when it comes to breakfast.  I decided I was too hungry (and grouchy) to attempt a trip to the grocery store before eating, so gosh darn it I was going to make something out of a little milk, yogurt and frozen blueberries.  Smoothie it was.

Blueberry peanut butter smoothie

Except the smoothie seemed a little plain to me, so why not throw in some peanut butter?  You know, kind of like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?  My husband thought I was a little crazy for doing it, and I probably wasn’t in the best frame of mind at the time, but hey, why not?  Turns out that I really liked the end result.  The hint of peanut butter and sweetness from the honey made this smoothie seem a little special (but still with the same base that I love with all the frozen berries and yogurt).  So if you’re feeling a little adventurous give this a try.  It wasn’t my husband’s thing – he likes his smoothie with all fruit – but I figure that some of you may be like me and will enjoy this.

Blueberry peanut butter smoothie

I don’t think I can ever say no to peanut butter…

Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
 
Yield: 2 to 3 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Process until the mixture is completely smooth. Use additional milk to thin out the smoothie if needed. Add additional honey if needed, depending on desired sweetness. Serve immediately.

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  1. I threw a couple handfuls of spinach in with this and it tastes GREAT!

    • So glad you enjoyed it Justin! I’ve just gotten into adding spinach to smoothies and really like it. I’m going to have to try adding it to this one next time!

  2. Lacey Hundley says:

    Just made this, but I substituted flaxseed for almonds because I had it lying around too. It was marvelous!

  3. Just made this and it was absolutely amazing. At first, I’m not gonna lie I was skeptical of whether or not it would taste good. Blueberries and peanut butter just never sounded right but I had those two ingredients that I needed to get rid of, came across this on Google and it was great.

    Will definitely be making again!

    • Ashley @ Cookie Monster Cooking says:

      So glad you enjoyed it Billy! I know – it sounds weird but it somehow just works!

  4. This was delicious and not too thick. I substituted with unsweetened almond milk. Thanks so much for this great recipe.

  5. This smoothie recipe is fantastic! I also was scrounging for ingredients this morning– no bananas even since we just returned from a trip– and this tastes great! I used vanilla yogurt instead of greek yogurt and just left off the splash of vanilla. Healthy morning breakfast saved! Thank you :)

  6. This combination makes perfect sense to me, although I haven’t every tried it – it’s a smoothie PB&J! I too have such a weakness for peanut butter. I like it in nearly everything, but I have a particular weakness when it comes to eating a spoonful of the stuff straight-up as a snack.

    • Ashley @ Cookie Monster Cooking says:

      Exactly!! haha oh gosh me too … I definitely eat a spoonful for a snack sometimes

  7. Smoothies are the best! Especially blueberries, they are my favorite berry. :D Gorgeous photo Ashley – love the mason jar presentation!

  8. Oh man peanut butter and blueberries what great combination, I love eating both together never thought I could put it into a smoothie..

  9. I make nearly the same smoothie regularly to have with my breakfast. Sometimes with Strawberries. Only difference – I also add 1/2 banana, some chia seeds, and 1 heaping Tbs of unsweetened cocoa (!). Delish!

  10. I’m trying this one in the morning for sure! I’ve been having a peanut butter/ frozen banana/chocolate meal replacment/water/ice shake every day. I love peanut butter!

  11. This smoothie looks great for my son (he’s 2 1/2). I am going to give it a try the next time we’re low on supplies. We always have all of those ingredients on hand. Thanks!!

  12. So simple, and a great recipe! Love PB and berries :)

  13. This smoothie looks delicious! I’m beyond excited to get home to my Vitamix with all these amazing smoothie recipes being posted, this one no exception! Also, love the styling in these photos. Such cute straws! :)

    • Ashley @ Cookie Monster Cooking says:

      Thanks Rachel! I had ordered them for a baby shower but the extras are fun for food photo styling : )

  14. I hate that feeling, when you’re all out of the food you’re craving. This smoothie sounds like a pretty good solution. Its been a while since I’ve thrown blueberries in smoothies, but probably only about 5 minutes since I’ve had peanut butter. So I’m thinking I’m due for both, right? ;)

  15. It makes sense to me, Ashley. I eat peanut butter with blueberry jelly all the time, so why not? It sounds very good. Sometimes having no food in the house pays off!

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