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PB&J Smoothie

I've been practically making smoothies for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other than being about the only thing I know how to make to feed myself, they are incredibly filling and are packed full of nutrients. Here's my go-to smoothie I have been making every morning for breakfast and sometimes lunch. I have always LOVED peanut butter & jelly sandwiches but hate the way they make me feel (due to the bread) I am so happy to have found this smoothie that satisfys my PB&J craving without the gluten. I'm not going to lie, up until I heard about this concept all of my smoothies were either STRICTLY peanut butter or STRICTLY fruit. The thought of combining the two didn't sound too appealing, but boy was I wrong. Don't be intimidated by the ingredients list, these are just things I happen to have in my house a lot of the times. Just because I put all of these in doesn't mean you have to too. I will list the ingredients from most important to least important. Banana, base, protein powder, peanut butter, jelly, frozen fruit, vanilla, ice cubes, chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut oil, greens The essential parts of this smoothie are: A Banana (which really you could do without, but I find banana's really add a special taste and textures to smoothies!) Peanut butter (you could even use almond butter if you so please, I just don't like it as much. But it is healthier!) Also I add a lot like a heaping tablespoon, because sometimes the flavor of fruit can overpower the flavor of PB. Frozen Fruit; usually I either use blueberry or a berry mix Some sort of base. First choices are coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk, then next choice is fermented milk kefir. Then regular milk. Then last choice water. I only use regular milk when I am desperate. A couple ice cubes. Even though the fruit is frozen, I like my smoothies to be very cold. Protein Powder. I use either vanilla or banana. Vanilla extract These next ingredients are not necessarily crucial, but I find to be very important for health. Coconut oil; good for metabolism and thickening the smoothie. Greens, like spinach. Spirulina & liquid chlorophyll. Getting fancy over here Chia Seeds Flax Seeds A spoonful of jelly. Sometimes I skip this part as it can add too much sweetness, but it really brings out the flavor of the fruit. Honey if you believe your smoothie is not sweet enough, but many times I find that it is. Stick all that in a blender and that's it! Enjoy!

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