I love smoothies, but my boyfriend Eric loves them even more. After we are out running errands and realize we are hungry, a smoothie is often the go to snack when we arrive home. His favorite is anything made with peanut butter, and sometimes it is just as simple as bananas and peanut butter or even better...some raw cacao powder added in. But the last time I went to make a smoothie, I did not have many frozen bananas left. What I did have though was strawberries. I asked him if he still wanted the peanut butter in with the berries because I thought it might be a little weird, but he insisted. So...this is what we ended up with, a PB and J smoothie!
Honest, it was so delicious, it tasted like PB&J in smoothie form. I added in some protein to make it more substantial and filling, as well as some maca for energy and lucuma for a bit of sweetness. It was yummalicious! If you are making this and you prefer another type of berries over strawberries, go ahead and use those, it would be just as wonderful!
Raw Energizing PB&J Smoothie
1 cup raw hemp milk or coconut milk
1-2 scoops raw protein powder (optional)
2-3 Tbsp raw jungle peanut butter (or to your tastes)
2 Tbsp lucuma powder
1 Tbsp maca powder
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extractStevia to taste (optional)
3 bananas, frozen and cut into pieces
2 cups frozen organic strawberries
In a high speed blender, combine all ingredients and puree until smooth, using the tamper to press the shake down into the blades. Pour into 2 tall glasses and serve!