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Start your day off right with a refreshing, protein-packed Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal Smoothie. A delicious combination of fresh fruit, filling oats, Vanilla Silk Almond Milk and JIF Peanut Powder.
~ Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal Smoothie ~
We all know we need to take care of ourselves first so we can take care of the people we love, but it is all too easy to get caught up in life. Between family, career and home we tend to put our personal needs on the back burner, especially during the holidays as the year comes to an end, when the focus is on everyone else.
I learned a long time ago that big, radical changes rarely last when we make resolutions, but taking small steps and building on them helps keep us on track with our goals. Consistently making manageable life changes can help you achieve any goal; whether you are trying to save money, cut a few calories or learn a new skill!
One of my 2016 goals is to take some of our favorite decadent recipes and give them a new twist with lighter ingredients. By changing just one or two things I know I am taking baby steps to a better me!
I love to eat peanut butter and jelly in my oatmeal. It reminds me of being a kid; grabbing a sandwich after school and gobbling it down on my way to play with my friends. There is something carefree and comforting about it.
On days I don’t have time to relax and enjoy a bowl; a quick, easy smoothie with the same flavor profile hits the spot and makes my inner child skip a little.
Natural, low sugar jams or honey and fresh fruit give it sweetness; while oats, bananas, Silk Almond Milk, and JIF Peanut Powder add a dose of protein and fiber. Strawberry is always a favorite but blueberry, grape and apricot are close seconds!
Back in the day I would add protein powder and peanut butter, constantly having to adjust the liquid for consistency. JIF Peanut Powder does the job of both… It’s made from just one ingredient~ fresh roasted peanuts!
I love that JIF Peanut Powder has the same amount of protein as traditional peanut butter, but with 85% less fat. It’s the perfect way to add delicious peanut taste to recipes without adding calories and sugar. Find it next to the peanut butter at your local Walmart.
This recipe is uber flexible. As I mentioned before, there are any number of natural sweeteners you can use such as honey. I like to add preservative free (and low sugar) jellies and jams. Bananas and other fresh fruit give you a vitamin boost. Stick with rolled oats, not instant; and add ice based on personal preference.
It was almost 70 degrees in Phoenix yesterday… welcome to ‘winter’ in Arizona. We weren’t about to waste a beautiful day, so Paul and I went for a walk around the neighborhood after I got home from the farmers market. These Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothies were the perfect boost on our stroll.
What recipe would you use JIF Peanut Powder in? Share your favorite ideas in the comments!
- 1 cup Vanilla Silk Almond milk
- 1 banana
- ½ cup fresh fruit
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 3 tablespoons JIF Peanut Powder
- 1-2 tablespoons jam or honey
- Ice as desired
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Pulse until combined throughly. Garnish with fruit and serve immediately.