This Easy Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie is loaded with protein, antioxidants, and nutrients for a healthy breakfast or post-workout meal. Feel free to load this with your favorite toppings or ingredients like chia seeds, flax seeds, collagen peptides, and more.
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- Any milk you prefer
- Peanut Butter
- Greek Yogurt
What Type of Strawberries to Use
I always use frozen fruit for smoothies. Fresh fruit will leave your smoothies watery. Frozen fruit will thicken them up. You can use fresh fruit, but you will also need to add ice if you are looking for a thick smoothie.
What Type of Peanut Butter to Use
You can use any nut butter including almond butter, sun butter, etc. Use whatever you like. I only use natural peanut butter. When buying peanut butter read the labels. The ingredients should only say peanuts (and sometimes salt). Most peanut butters on the shelf are loaded with preservatives and added sugar. I avoid those.
The “no-stir natural peanut butters” usually aren’t natural. Take a look at the ingredients. You have to be careful. Natural peanut butters usually will require some stirring because the oil will separate from the peanuts, which is normal. This is also a sign that you purchased the real thing.
How to Make Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
This is the order I usually use when loading ingredients into my blender. It helps ensure everything blends smoothly.
- Powder and Sweetener
- Leafy Greens
- Soft Ingredients
- Fresh Fruit, Nuts, and Seeds
- Frozen Fruit and Ice
Other Optional Ingredients and Add-ins
- Mixed Greens
- Collagen Peptides Powder
- Chia Seeds
- Ground Flaxseed
- Vanilla Extract
- Broccoli Sprouts (A sleeper pick packed with nutrients)
- Your Favorite Protein Powder
- Your favorite fruits and vegetables
Which Blender to Use
I use this Blendtec blender from Amazon. It never fails me and always produces thick and creamy smoothies. You want something with high-powered blades that blends well. I wouldn’t say this blender is quiet, but it doesn’t need to be.
I don’t have much experience with other high quality blenders (other than the Instant Pot blender which works well) to recommend any others.
How to Make the Smoothie Creamy
If your smoothie is rough and gritty, it’s typically because you didn’t use frozen fruit, you didn’t blend it long enough, or you didn’t use a quality high-powered blender. When I first started making smoothies I was using a $19 blender for Walmart. That wouldn’t cut it for most smoothies, especially when leafy vegetables were added to the mixture.
You can also make it creamier by adding more of the thicker ingredients like yogurt.
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Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie
- 1 cup your preferred milk I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup Vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
- 1 scoop Collagen Peptides Optional
- 1 cup fresh kale Optional
- 1 cup fresh spinach Optional
- Add the ingredients to the blender.
- Blend for 1-2 minutes until thick and creamy.