Straight from the states we got peanut butter vs jelly (or jam). In a smoothie. You know it's going to be delicious, so let me defend the nutrition.
Firstly, we're cramming it full of kale. And you won't taste it (mostly). Two cups of the most vitamin dense green leaf. That's strong bones, healthy skin, healthy hair, immune support, energy, a protected brain and less inflammation. It might even do your taxes for you, it's that versatile.
We use mixed frozen berries for our jelly flavour. So rich in antioxidants they protect you against nasty diseases like Alzheimers, diabetes and even the C word.
Peanut butter is played by, well, peanut butter. The reformed bad boy. Formerly known as a caloric monster that people should diet from, it's having a backflipping renaissance. It's nutritional profile hasn't changed, it's still generous in calories and high in fat. But we're recognising that it's the good kind. Plus it's dense in protein and fibre. As well as vitamin E, b-6 and magnesium too. We don't recommend eating it by the jar but a few heaped teaspoons in your smoothies or on celery is a brilliant way to enjoy its nutritional benefits while calming cravings.
Our four ingredient smoothie finishes with potassium rich coconut water. That's hydration and subtle sweetness. Coconut water really plays well off nut butters so no other sweetener is necessary.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie
- Takes 4 minutes
- Makes 2 serving
- Coconut water - 2 cups
- Kale - 2 cups (1-2 handfuls)
- Mixed frozen berries - 1 cup
- Peanut butter - 1 heaped teaspoon
- Chia seeds - 2 tablespoons
- Honey - 1 tablespoon
- Ice - 1/2 cup
- Blend for 30 seconds
- Take a moment to breathe in deeply, disbelieving that something so delicious is so good for you