Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie
Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

Recipe At-A-Glance

This protein-packed Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie is a great one to help you recover after a hard workout (or a hard day out in the garden).

Vegetarian, Gluten-Free

Ready in 5 minutes

Oh boy guys, I am tired. And not like my-kid-was-up-all-night kind of tired (although, that did happen the night before last), I’m the I’ve-been-doing-so-much-manual-labor-lately kind of tired.

If I can be honest with you guys (and I know I can), we’re drowning a little bit in our Spring to-do list on the Plow. In the next two weeks, we have to build a chicken coop, get ready for a yard sale, plant our garden, and clean out and organize the barn. All, of course, on top of all the regular upkeep tasks like mowing, trimming, weeding, and baby wrangling.

We’re basically spending every second that we aren’t sleeping, working. And if it sounds like I’m complaining, let me clarify—I love it. Seriously, it feels so good to be working so hard at stuff that I love. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Yes, it’s a little overwhelming, but being overwhelmed by too much awesome stuff is a great problem to have.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

I’ve been really feeling the increase in manual labor in my muscles over the past few weeks. I lost so much muscle tone during my pregnancy, and while I’m slowly building it back up, I’m still not back to my strong, country girl ways.

Unfortunately, there is just as much work to do as there was back when I was at my fittest, so that means I’m just powering through. And wowzers, my muscles are tapped. My upper body and my lower back muscles are particularly taking a beating! Remind me to really work hard on building those back up once I have free time to spend in the gym again, okay?

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

To help with recovery after a long day out on our hobby farm, I’ve been trying really hard to make sure I consume a heavy hand of protein to help my muscles rebuild (and prepare for the next day of hard work). Good, quality protein helps your body recover.

Enter the snack of choice in our house right now—a peanut butter and jelly smoothie.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

Smoothies are fast (great when you’re swamped), they are refreshing (which is awesome considering we’ve apparently skipped right past Spring here and are rockin’ Summer temps), and a great vehicle for all kinds of healthy, nutritious add-ins. And if you pay attention to your ingredients, you can get an entire, balanced drink in a glass! I’m all for sitting down and eating something delicious (with cheese, preferably), but sometimes, a drinkable snack is exactly what you need.

Whenever I’m building my meal-style smoothies—especially when I’m hurting from some shoveling—I work hard to make sure they really pack in the protein. Peanut butter and Greek yogurt do a lot of the heavy lifting, but I do add a little protein powder too. I don’t use a lot of it, but I do like to keep a container of good quality, organic protein powder around for when I need that extra protein boost. 

This peanut butter and jelly protein smoothie has been standard in our house for a while now—and it’s made a resurgence with all of our work outside. We’re working through the very last of our frozen strawberries (strawberry season is soon, yay!), so this is a great smoothie to help us clear out our deep freezer for the season and recover enough so we can get all those plants in the ground to help us fill it back up with goodies!

Enjoy.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

Yield: 1 smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This protein-packed Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie is a great snack to help you recover after a hard workout (or a hard day out in the garden).

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened nut milk
  • 1/2 cup plain, low fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey, to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in the carafe of a high-speed blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into a big glass, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 smoothie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1463Total Fat: 88gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 66gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 638mgCarbohydrates: 111gFiber: 16gSugar: 72gProtein: 76g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

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9 Comments

    1. Hi Sheri! These totals are automatically calculated in our system, and sometimes specialty ingredients—I’m looking at you, scoop of protein powder—can throw off the totals. This calorie count is definitely one of those! We’ll look into it on our end, but in the meantime, you can plug the exact ingredients you’re using into your favorite online nutrition calculator for better results. Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention! We’ll work to get it sorted =)

  1. I’ve never tried Sunwarrior protein. I’ll take a look. I usually use hemp protein as it has a good nutrition balance and body handles it well. nice pictures on your site. -Anna

  2. Can I come work with you?? I love that kind of manual labor, put me in a yard and I can get it done. And that feeling you describe, it’s such a good type of tired isn’t it? Love this smoothie! Will check out that protein powder, looking for something new.

  3. This looks soo refreshing!

    Lately, my meal of choice in the mornings have been Protein Smoothies! So, easy to make and they hit the spot! Love them as a post-workout too. Yay! for protein smoothies!

    1. Ah, you are right! Sunwarrior does have some really great organic products though—I just got confused. 🙂

  4. This is the kind of thing I LOVE to make for my babies too after an afternoon in the sun or a day at school (whoever thought 7 hours away from mom at age 7 was a good idea is nuts…). It fills them up and keeps them happy until I can get dinner on the table without someone begging for treats 20 minutes before things are done. I can’t wait to try this!

  5. That’s a super-protein smoothie with the greek yogurt added! I like hemp protein powder which also has a whopping 1 ingredient, but I’ve been interested in trying Sun Warrior. I’ve heard only good things about their products.