PB&J Smoothie with Greek Yogurt

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This creamy PB&J Smoothie with Greek yogurt, strawberries, and peanut butter is a protein packed smoothie that tastes like the classic sandwich. Easy, nutritious, and filling.

349 CAL 43g CARBS 12g FAT 19g PROTEIN 10
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If you are a huge lover of a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, then this smoothie recipe is for you! This PB&J Greek Yogurt Smoothie is made with fresh (or frozen) strawberries, creamy peanut butter, and tart Greek yogurt.

It comes together in just minutes - a sweet and nutty breakfast idea! I also love these Peanut Butter and Jelly Yogurt Bowls when the PB&J craving strikes.

Smoothies are one of the most versatile drinks you can make, and I love creating them from some of my favorite foods. This recipe is inspired by one of my favorite sandwiches growing up: classic peanut butter and jelly!

Now, for this smoothie, I didn't use any actual jelly, but the strawberries and Greek yogurt taste like strawberry jelly. It's one of my kids' all-time favorite smoothies along with this Strawberry Mango Smoothie.

I have to admit, this is not your typical fruit and yogurt smoothie. This one is packed with protein, calcium, fiber, and vitamins from the addition of Greek yogurt, flax seeds, and peanut butter. This smoothie will keep you full and energized unlike a smoothie just made with fruit.

This PB and J smoothie is one that you can enjoy for breakfast, as a post-workout snack, or as a sweet dessert after dinner. Looking for more smoothie ideas, don't miss our ultimate guide on how to make smoothies.

Ingredients for a peanut butter and jelly smoothie including strawberries, peanut butter, almond milk, yogurt, and flaxseeds.

Key Ingredients for Greek Yogurt Smoothies

One of the best things about this smoothie is how versatile it is! You can use a different type of fruit, milk, or even nut butter. Play around with the ingredients and come up with a smoothie that you love. Here is a bit more information about what's in it:

  • Strawberries: Use either fresh or frozen strawberries. If you use fresh berries, cut them up, remove the stems, and add some ice to give it the classic smoothie texture.
  • Greek Yogurt: It's best to use plain nonfat yogurt, 2% yogurt, or full-fat Greek yogurt, depending on your dietary goals. If you want to skip the honey, consider using vanilla Greek yogurt or coconut Greek yogurt instead. If you need a dairy-free option, swap in coconut or soy yogurt.
  • Peanut Butter: Either natural or processed peanut butter will work fine, as long as it is creamy. To keep the calorie count lower, use peanut butter that doesn't have any added sugar or swap in peanut butter powder.
  • Honey: Use as much honey as you need to get it to taste as sweet as you like it. Honey dissolves perfectly into this peanut butter and jelly smoothie - much better than granulated or brown sugar. Agave is another good option. 
  • Vanilla Extract: Either pure vanilla extract or vanilla essence will work fine. It adds a deeper flavor to the peanut butter and jelly smoothie!
  • Almond Milk: Unsweetened, plain almond milk is best for this recipe. If you use vanilla almond milk, skip adding more vanilla to it.
  • Flaxseed Meal: This is optional, but it boosts the fiber count and gives the smoothie more protein.

Recipe Tips And Ideas

Follow these tips to make sure that this smoothie turns out creamy every single time!

  • Add spinach or veggies: Boost the nutritional content of this smoothie with a few handfuls of baby spinach. You won't even be able to taste it. You could also add kale, frozen cauliflower, or cauliflower rice.
  • Add banana: For natural sweetness without the honey, add 1/2-1 frozen banana. The riper the banana, the more natural sweetness. Adding frozen banana also creates a really creamy texture.
  • Use mixed berries: Instead of sticking to just strawberries, add blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries.
  • More nutrients: Make this smoothie even more nutritious with chia seeds, hemp seeds, or maca powder.
  • Change the liquid:  Instead of almond milk, make this smoothie with orange juice, coconut milk, oat milk, soy milk, or coconut water.
  • Try different fruits: Greek yogurt smoothies are delicious with almost any kind of frozen fruit. Consider using pineapple, mango, peaches, oranges, berries, papaya, or melon.
  • Add chocolate: Make this a chocolate-flavored yogurt smoothie with the addition of unsweetened cocoa powder. This is especially delicious in a banana smoothie.

What To Serve With A Peanut Butter And Jelly Smoothie

This smoothie is full of fiber, protein, calcium, and healthy fats so it could be a complete breakfast by itself. If you are craving an additional protein boost, grab some protein pancakes and top them with bananas.

Another option that will taste amazing with the smoothie is banana protein oatmeal. You can make it in the microwave, so it's super-fast and it tastes delicious!

You could also just grab some boiled eggs to add a quick dose of protein and healthy fat.

Peanut butter and jelly smoothie in two glasses with strawberries on the side.

Can I use a different type of fruit?

Yes, that's the fun thing about this recipe! It is so easy to switch things up. Instead of strawberries, try using blueberries, raspberries, or even some frozen peaches. I used jelly and marmalade as my inspiration, so you can too. Think of your favorite fruit spread and replicate it in this smoothie.

Keep in mind that each type of fruit has a different amount of calories and sugar, so if you use something else, the nutrition facts in this recipe won't be accurate.

Can I use a different type of nut or seed butter?

Yes, this is another way to customize this recipe. If you are allergic to peanuts, just use a different type of nut or seed butter. Just make sure you always choose the creamy version.

This will taste amazing with almond butter, cashew butter, or even SunButter. Sun butter is made from sunflower seeds and has a very mild taste that mixes in really well with smoothies.

How do I make this peanut butter and jelly smoothie sugar-free?

Strawberries and Greek yogurt all have natural sugar, so it's impossible to make this recipe completely sugar-free. However, if you want to make it lower in carbs, then you can replace the honey with a liquid sugar substitute like Stevia drops.

Greek yogurt peanut butter and jelly smoothie with strawberries in a glass.

What can I use instead of almond milk?

Any other type of milk that you use will alter how many calories the smoothie has. I suggest always choosing a milk substitute that is unsweetened. Coconut milk is my favorite thing to use in smoothies if I don't have almond milk. It has a mild flavor and doesn't change the texture of it too much.

If you aren't lactose intolerant, you are welcome to use dairy milk. I also love using oat milk because it is so creamy and gives my smoothies a really fantastic texture.

Can I add protein powder to this PB&J smoothie?

If you want to add protein powder to it, don't use flaxseed meal because it will make it too thick. You are welcome to use a scoop of plain protein powder, but you might have to add a bit more almond milk to it to keep it from becoming too thick.

When you add protein powder, it becomes more of a shake than a smoothie.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most common questions about making smoothies with Greek yogurt.

Greek yogurt is an excellent choice for smoothies, adding protein, calcium, healthy fat, and creaminess. It's a popular smoothie addition since it helps keep you feeling full and satisfied.

Additionally, it adds a rich, creamy texture to smoothies without significantly altering the taste. It's a versatile ingredient that pairs well with a wide range of other smoothie components like fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

Moreover, Greek yogurt can be a good source of probiotics, calcium, and essential vitamins, contributing to a healthy, balanced diet.

Greek yogurt can be used in place of milk in smoothies, but you still may need some additional liquid to make the smoothie drinkable. 

The Recipe
PB&J Smoothie with Greek yogurt in three glasses with fresh strawberries and peanut butter on the side.

PB&J Smoothie with Greek Yogurt

349 CAL 43g CARBS 12g FAT 19g PROTEIN 10
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  • 2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tsp honey (more to taste or 1/2 ripe banana)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 tsp flaxseed meal (optional)

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Place all the ingredients in a blender. For a lower sugar option, swap in half a very ripe banana for the honey.

Strawberries, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, flaxseed meal, and almond milk in a blender.

Blend until smooth. If using fresh strawberries, add some ice to make the smoothie nice and cold. Taste and adjust sweetness if needed.

Strawvberry PB&J smoothie with Greek yogurt in a blender.


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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349
Calories from Fat 96
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 202mg
Total Carbohydrate 43g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 32g
Protein 19g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.


This smoothie can be made with any type of Greek yogurt including low-fat and full-fat options. Or use a dairy-free yogurt if needed.

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