This Quick and Easy PBJ Smoothie, made with only 4 ingredients, is packed with protein for a satisfying and delicious breakfast or healthy snack!

I had a craving for PBJ today.  Not the sandwich type, smooshed between two slices of bread, but, rather, the ice cold smoothie type, poured into a glass and sipped with a straw, or spooned into one’s mouth depending upon the desired level of thickness.

So I decided to make one, but I debated sharing it with you because making a PBJ smoothie isn’t rocket science…

One thing led to another, and this got me thinking about my father, a nuclear physicist, who wears a t-shirt that says “I really am a rocket scientist”

Yes.  He really does wear a t-shirt that says this.

Now, if you’ve ever met my dad and spent some time talking to him, you’d know that he is, indeed, a very smart man, but he’s a humble man too, and on a constant quest for knowledge, who’s not above asking his daughter {who is clearly NOT a rocket scientist for} advice on nutrition.

He USUALLY heeds my advice, {unless there is yogurt or avocado involved}, but I’m convinced he wouldn’t drink this smoothie because there are no cookies in it, and I’m pretty sure the only way he likes his peanut butter is in the form of a cookie.

Actually, come to think of it, a peanut butter cookie smoothie sounds pretty delicious!

I hope you will give it a try though, my smart friends :-), because not only is this PBJ smoothie super easy to make and delicious, it’s also chock full of healthy stuff.

Here’s my recipe…

{Not Rocket Science} Quick & Easy 4 Ingredient PBJ Smoothie

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PBJ Smoothie

Just like a PBJ sandwich in a glass!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cups


  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen berries
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 scoop whey or other protein powder


  • Place all ingredients in blender. Blend on high speed until desired consistency is achieved. Serve in 1 or 2 glasses.


I used the following: organic vanilla soy milk, frozen mixed organic berries {strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries}, chunky organic peanut butter, and Terra’s Whey {Bourbon Vanilla}


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 1mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Beverage, Breakfast, Smoothie, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP Option, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword healthy smoothe recipe
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Betcha’ can’t drink just one!

Nutrition Stats:

  • Per 16 ounce serving, aka “Meal Size” {515 calories, 13 grams fiber, 25 grams protein, plus antioxidants and vitamins/minerals}
  • Per 8 ounce serving, aka “Snack Size” {258 calories, 6.5 grams fiber, 12.5 grams protein, plus antioxidants and vitamins/minerals}
  • Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian. Make it vegan by subbing a vegan protein powder for the whey protein.
  • Terra’s Whey is an organic whey protein powder.

Craving more smoothies?  Check out these other favorites of mine:

Have you ever made a PBJ smoothie?  What’s your favorite crave-able super simple smoothie?