Quick and Easy 4 Ingredient PBJ Smoothie

This Quick and Easy PBJ Smoothie, made with only 4 ingredients, is packed with protein for a satisfying and delicious breakfast or healthy snack!
pbj smoothieI had a craving for PBJ today.  Not the sandwich type, smooshed between two slices of bread, but, rather, the ice cold smoothie type, poured in to a glass and sipped with a straw, or spooned in to one’s mouth depending upon the desired level of thickness.

So I decided to make one, but I debated sharing it with you, because, really, 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.

Ingredients for PBJ smoothieHere’s my recipe…

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

pbj smoothie

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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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 craveable super simple smoothie?


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  1. Carla Ondrasik says:

    Hi E.A.!!! Enjoying some free time to browse your site, one of my favorite ways to spend the morning!!! Found this old post on smoothies… Lately I have been craving smoothies since the weather is getting warmer…. here is one of my new creations:
    Vanilla Oatmeal Smoothie: 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats, Vanilla rice milk, 1 tbls of wheat germ, crushed ice, and malted vanilla powder. I blend it all together and it is delish!! Creamy and chewy at the same time….

  2. i love putting nut butters in smoothies. peanut butter and jelly smoothie sounds sooo refreshing and satisfying. i love those straws btw~

    1. Thanks Emily! Don’t you love it when you find a recipe you have all the ingredients for? 🙂

  3. First what’s more awesome that to really be a rocket scientist, nothing. In fact, when I read the title I thought well, what really is on par with “rocket science”. The second thing is smoothies, they seem so straight forward but many clients mess them up so I think posting recipe is necessary. Perhaps the moral is one person’s ‘rocket science” is another person’s smoothie…
    Calories surprised me here. would guess 5something for 16 ounces but love the meal/snack distinction.

    1. So true Lauren about needing to post the recipe. What I always assume is straightforward is not necessarily so. Yes, meal distinction is important too. I made mine “meal size” and it completley filled me up until the next meal because of the nice dose of protein and fiber, plus it’s a good balance of protein, fat, and carbs.

    1. I don’t make this often Kristen, but whenever I do I love it. You definitely taste the fruit more, but the smoothie has a yummy “hint” of peanut butter 🙂

  4. Your dad sounds like an awesome person!!!!
    Any way to squeeze pb into my diet is a good thing!! Tomorrow morning, post workout, this is on my smoothie list! I will drink of and think of you!
    Great pics!!!

  5. fun smoothie esp for Americans

  6. What a clever smoothie – I’m so glad you decided to post it. We make lots of smoothies in our house, but I haven’t tried this combination yet.

    1. Thanks Amy! I’ve been drinking a lot of smoothies too lately 🙂 Hope you give it a try!

  7. This might have to be Nick’s new smoothie for the morning!! Yep, he would LOVE this (and so would I, but I don’t eat smoothies like he does). Thanks for sharing!
    And, I’m going to try doing that kale smoothie too. I’ve never had good luck putting kale in my smoothies, but I think I’ll try that again.

    1. I hope Nick likes it Gina, and definitely try the kale blueberry combo. My son even likes this one…you won’t even taste the kale at all :-). Have a wonderful weekend!