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Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

This simple blueberry peanut butter smoothie is full of protein, fiber and healthy fats to keep you full until lunch!

Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Now that the summer heat has really picked up, I’m craving smoothies for breakfast! And this is one of my favorites! It uses simple ingredients that you probably have on hand, but the flavor is fantastic. Plus the combo of fiber-rich blueberries, filling fats from peanut butter and satiating protein protein will keep you full from breakfast until lunch! It’s a great option to refuel after a workout too, when real food isn’t always the most appetizing.

Ingredients

Here’s a quick overview of the ingredients plus some easy substitutions!

Peanut butter

I love peanut butter in this but almond butter would work just as well! And don’t leave this out trying to save calories!

I think most people now realize that healthy fats are important but here’s a reminder: fats are good! Your body needs them! And they’re super helpful to keep you full. A smoothie without any fats, like nuts, nut butter, avocado or coconut butter, will leave you feeling famished soon after.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is high in medium-chain fatty acids that may boost metabolism. If you have a dairy intolerance, coconut milk is a great substitute in any smoothie that calls for milk. Look for an unsweetened version. Almond milk or oat milk works well too!

How long does coconut milk last?

Mine lasts about a week and a half. Most non-dairy milks are good for 7-10 days after you open them.

Blueberries

Blueberries are PACKED with fiber and antioxidants! They can also help decrease inflammation, which is critical if you workout a lot, and they can also help reduce blood pressure. (Source.) Plus, they taste amazing give this smoothie a gorgeous deep color! You can use fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe.

Protein Powder

I’m typically making a smoothie after running, riding the Peloton or lifting weights. That means my body needs protein to help repair my muscles. (And carbs to replenish glycogen!!) Adding protein powder helps with that and helps make this smoothie more filling. I like this Garden of Life vanilla protein powder but any protein powder will do!

Spinach

I try to get vegetables in at every meal and putting spinach in a smoothie is a super easy way to do this at breakfast. You don’t taste it but it definitely ups the nutritional value of this! (And stuffing spinach in smoothies was the only way I could eat vegetables in my first trimester of pregnancy!). You could use kale in this as well.

Bananas

This recipe is great with or without bananas, so if you hate them, leave it out! But, if you need extra carbs after a long cardio session, definitely add in a frozen banana. That will also increase the creaminess factor! (Banana ice cream is a thing for a reason!)

blueberry peanut butter smoothie in clear glass

 

blueberry peanut butter smoothie in clear glass

 

 

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blueberry peanut butter smoothie in clear glass

Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

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  • Author: Teri Hutcheon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: smoothie

Description

This smoothie is packed with fiber, healthy fats and protein to keep you full until lunch!


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Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana (optional, preferably frozen)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • handful of ice
  • 2 cups coconut Milk

Instructions

Blend for 1-2 minutes until creamy and well blended.


Notes

Optional: if you need extra carbs after a long cardio session, add in a frozen banana. That will also increase the creaminess factor!

Keywords: smoothie, peanut butter smoothie, peanut butter, coconut milk

 

blueberry peanut butter smoothie in clear glass

I hope you enjoy!

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Katie
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    I picked a carton of this up the other day & I’m already out! Absolutely love it!

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    Chicago Jogger
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    I tried this recently too, it is delicious πŸ™‚ My favorite remains Silk vanilla unsweetened almond milk, but it’s definitely nice to mix things up!

  • Reply
    Jenna
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    Yum! I’ll have to try that smoothie! Never would have thought of that combo. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    Jillie
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    I hate when non-dairy milk coagulates in coffee or tea! It’s so disgusting and completely ruins it. Good to know that this passes the test! I’ve been wanting to pick some up and now I think I have to swing by the grocery store after work πŸ™‚

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    Hksedwick
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    Hey Teri, just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you that I really appreciate you posting your real opinion on sponsored posts. So many blogs I read come off like a commercial on their sponsored posts, but I always know that you will give a bad review when needed (so a good review from you has more weight to it in my mind).

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    Paige
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    I LOVE Silk Cashew Milk! I actually like it better than the Unsweetened Almond Milk which was my go-to milk for years! The Cashew Milk is all I buy now!

  • Reply
    Elena
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    I also really love smoothies and your recipes look great? Does the green color ever turn you off though when you its supposed to be a peach smoothie? Appearance is a big deal with food for me.

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      Hi Elena!

      The color bothered me at first, but not anymore. I’ve been drinking green smoothies for years now, so when they’re not green, they seem weird! πŸ™‚ You could try drinking it out of a dark container with a lid & straw to get past it!

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