PHOTOS BY Sara Jensen

Peanut Butter And Jelly Smoothie


Most kids like peanut butter and jelly (most adults too), it would be shocking if they turned this one down!



  • 2 large bananas
  • 3 cups frozen berries (this one has strawberries)
  • 6 tablespoons nut butter (we used almond)
  • 4 tablespoons hemp protein
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Goji berries
  • Chia seeds
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  1. Fill the 5-cup blender up to the 5-cup mark with unsweetened almond milk, frozen berries, nut butter, and hemp protein. Blend.
    Let the kids sprinkle chia seeds, a few goji berries and some unsweetened shredded coconut (these are relatively low carb if sprinkled on and lets kids think that they have more freedom with food in a really constrictive world).
  2. We find that the sugars from the bananas release slower, if Henry eats a whole banana I can’t even talk about what that does to his bg. But this is a little bit and sticks to his ribs, we especially like to give him these smoothies before a baseball game or ballet practice.
  3. This is packed with protein and perfect for picky eaters – just call it a milkshake and they’ll slurp it down.

Yields: 4 cups

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Per serving (1 cup): 22 g carbohydrates

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WRITTEN BY Sara Jensen, POSTED 03/27/16, UPDATED 11/28/22

Sara's son Henry was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 5 in 2013. Sara is both the Creative Director for Genevieve Gorder and Beyond Type 1. She has worked for Kramer Design Group in NYC and worked with a vast array of clients over the past 15 years. She is passionate about foster adoption, Type 1, good food and humor. She lives on a tiny island in the middle of a big ocean.