Few things in life are as satisfying as a delicious and healthy smoothie. This strawberry peanut butter smoothie recipe is sure to please, and it’s easy to make!
Simply follow the instructions below to create this tasty recipe.
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What you will need to make this smoothie
I recommend using frozen strawberries will help make your smoothie thick and creamy. Plus they don’t do bad as quickly as fresh strawberries. If you only have fresh strawberries, add a handful of ice cubes to the blender as well.
Using milk in this smoothie recipe boosts the protein content. I used FairLife’s 2% milk, but you can use any type of milk you like.
This is another ingredient that will help boost the protein content of your smoothie. I normally like to use Fage’s 2% plain Greek yogurt, but you can use any type that you like.
To make a strawberry peanut butter smoothie, simply combine the following ingredients in a blender:
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 3/4 cup low-fat milk (or any other type of milk)
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
How to make it
Start by measuring out all of your ingredients. I like to use measuring cups but you can also use a food scale.
Next, add the frozen strawberries to the blender. I like to use a Vitamix blender, but any type of blender will work.
I recommend that you add in the peanut butter and Greek yogurt next followed by adding the milk. This will prevent any unwanted splashing!
If your smoothie is too thick, add more milk until it reaches your desired consistency.
Once everything is in the blender, blend on high for 30-60 seconds or until everything is smooth.
Pour into a glass and enjoy! You can also add a straw for easy sipping.
If you like this recipe, check out the strawberry banana protein smoothie.
Strawberries are low in calories at about 75 calories per cup. Not only that, they are packed with vitamins and antioxidants.
Low-fat milk is a great source of calcium, vitamin D, and protein.
Peanut butter is a great source of protein and healthy fats.
Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein and calcium.
This strawberry peanut butter smoothie recipe is a great way to start your day. It’s packed with nutrients and protein that will hold you over for a few hours.
Three variations to the peanut butter and strawberry smoothie.
If you want a little more protein in your diet, you can add a scoop of protein powder to this smoothie. Just add it in with the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
This will change the calories and protein to around 450 calories and 50 grams of protein.
Lower-calorie: you can use PB2 in place of regular peanut butter. By doing so you lower the calories from 325 to 275. You will also lower the protein to less than 20 grams.
Lactose intolerant: you can use water or unsweetened almond milk in place of the low-fat milk.
By doing so you will lower the protein content to less than 20 grams of protein.
Vegetarian: By swapping out the greek yogurt for a plant-based yogurt and the milk for plant-based milk, this smoothie can easily be made vegetarian.
However, by swapping both, you are losing a good amount of protein. In order to replace the protein in the yogurt, you can use Siggi’s Plant-based Coconut Blend yogurt or 2 tablespoons of chia seeds.
You could also add some plant-based protein powder like Vega Sport.
Are you interested in reading more about the difference between whey and plant-based protein powder?
I hope you enjoy this strawberry peanut butter smoothie recipe! Let me know in the comments below if you have any variations that you like to see.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is peanut butter and strawberries good?
Yes, peanut butter and strawberries are a good combination. The strawberries add sweetness and the peanut butter provides richness and protein.
Is peanut butter good for you in smoothies?
Yes, peanut butter can be good for you in smoothies. Peanut butter has a moderate amount of protein and healthy fats. When used in moderation, it can be a part of a healthy diet.
One thing to keep in mind is peanut butter is high in fat which can lead to an increase in calories. So make sure you are watching your portion size.
Can I use almond milk instead of milk?
Yes, you can use almond milk instead of milk. However, when you make this swap, you may want to consider adding a scoop of protein powder.
What does a strawberry smoothie do for your body?
Strawberries are a good source of vitamins and antioxidants. They are also low in calories. When combined with other ingredients like milk and yogurt, a strawberry smoothie can be a great way to start your day.
Will peanut butter thicken a smoothie?
The peanut butter will thicken a smoothie. Peanut butter is high in fat which will make the smoothie thicker.
Can I use other types of berries?
Yes, you can use other types of berries. Some good options include raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries.
Looking for a different berry smoothie? The Strawberry Blackberry Banana Smoothie is another delicious option.
Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
- 1 Blendar
- 3/4 Cup Low-fat Milk
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- ½ Cup Greek Yogurt
- 1 Cup Strawberries
- Start by measuring out all of your ingredients
- Next, add the frozen strawberries to the blender
- Add in the peanut butter and Greek yogurt next
- Followed by adding the milk
This recipe for Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie is a perfect breakfast and fits into a 1900-calorie meal plan. With only 325 calories and 25 grams of protein per serving, it’s a healthy and delicious option for breakfast or a snack.
Noah Quezada is a registered dietitian nutritionist. Noah specializes in helping people develop lifelong habits and skills that lead to a long and productive healthy life. Noah’s goal is to provide evidence-based nutrition information through blogging, video, podcasting, and coaching.