by Nicole Perry for MegaFood
The other day as we were making breakfast, Joe turned to me and asked, “Is it ratchet that I like peanut butter better than almond butter?” [insert cry-laughing emoji here]. It is true that in the wellness world over the past few years, almond and artisanal nut butters have been getting all the attention while peanut butter has been almost shunned as the less healthy step-sibling. Lest we forget how delicious peanut butter is in the era of homemade almond-hazelnut-cinnamon-matcha-elderberry butters, here’s a PB&J smoothie recipe. Because almond-hazelnut-cinnamon-matcha-elderberry butter and jelly (AHCMEB&J) just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
These PB&J smoothies for two are simple to make (just five ingredients), but I’d encourage you to get creative with the toppings if you’re looking for a more filling breakfast. I topped mine with fresh strawberries, granola and a peanut butter drizzle. So. Good.
I love MegaFood’s Daily Nutrient Booster Powders for adding to smoothies (you can check out other recipes I’ve posted using them here, here and here). I added their Daily C-Protect to today’s smoothie because immunity support never hurts during a change of seasons. This booster powder is made with organic oranges from Uncle Matt’s Farm. It contains FoodState Vitamin C and farm-fresh blueberries and cranberries, providing phytonutrients such as bioflavonoids and anthocyanins which function as powerful antioxidants. In addition, it contains organic Astragalus and Schisandra Berry. These herbs have been traditionally used for their immune-supportive properties.
PB&J Smoothies with Daily C-Protect
2 c frozen strawberries
1 1/2 c almond milk (unsweetened)
2 T peanut butter
1 scoop MegaFood Daily C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder
peanut butter drizzle
Place all ingredients in blender and combine until smooth.