One of my favorite childhood snacks was a classic pb&j sandwich made with soft, white bread. I would always eat it with a tall glass of milk and it was oh, so good. I can’t remember the last time I ate a pb&j on anything other than whole wheat or sprouted grain bread, which as you may know is just.not.the.same.
I was recently gifted a bunch of wonderful products from Costco, including many Kirkland Signature products, Costco’s own private label brand. Their brand has evolved over the last 20 years and grown to include more than 300 quality products, with many more to come! I was very impressed with all of the Kirkland Signature products I was given to try and also the fact that many of them were certified organic. Costco also strives to support and promote sustainable food efforts all over the world which I thought was pretty amazing. I’ve never lived near a Costco so I haven’t had the pleasure of shopping at one of their warehouses yet, but the good news is that they’re opening up a Costco here in Tulsa! It’s the first Costco to open in Oklahoma and the grand opening is scheduled for April 21st!
Costco is not only limited to selling items in bulk, they also have a Photo, Travel, and Pharmacy center, and even gives great discounts on gas! I was checking out their vacation packages and am convinced that I’m in need of a trip to Hawaii…Anyone else in need of a Hawaiian vacation??
Among the products I was given was a big jar of Kirkland Signature Organic Peanut Butter, which practically had pb&j written all over it! We don’t buy sandwich bread on a regular basis, so I thought I’d make a pb&j smoothie instead using the ingredients I had on hand. I know it may sound a little weird, but it has the flavor of a pb&j using fresh peanut butter and frozen berries for the “jelly.” I even boosted the nutritional content by adding banana, avocado, and chia seeds!
This smoothie is creamy, subtly sweet, and to me has the perfect peanut butter to “jelly” ratio, although feel free to add more peanut butter, berries, or honey to taste. 🙂 Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!
Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie
- Yield: 1-2 servings 1x
If you love pb&j sandwiches, you’ll love this smoothie full of wholesome ingredients. Free of dairy, gluten, and refined sugar!
- 1 banana, frozen is best if you have it
- 1 cup frozen berries of choice (I used raspberries)
- 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1–3 tablespoons honey, more or less to taste
- 1–1.5 cup almond milk, enough to get desired consistency
- few ice cubes, optional
- Place banana, berries, avocado, pb, and chia seeds and a few ice cubes into a blender. Add half the honey and 1 cup of almond milk and blend. Add additional honey to taste and enough milk just to get your desired smoothie consistency. Makes 1-2 servings.
- Category: Drinks
Bethany @ athletic avocado says
Pb and j in smoothie form? Sounds incredible!
This looks SO good!!!! I pinned it so I can try it this weekend, yum!
Harriet Emily says
This smoothie is stunning Joscelyn, I love the pink colour! The photos are so beautiful too. Peanut butter and jelly is the best! Pinned!
Carly @ FitLiving Eats says
I love Costco! They have a HUGE jar of coconut oil that I grab every time and their manatee coffee is so good!
Costco has so much good stuff! They used to sell these hummus and quinoa bowls I was obsessed with, but they don’t have them anymore!
This smoothie looks gorgeous and delicious dear. Bookmarked!
Natalia Pessoa says
Yummmm! That looks extremely good! XO
Realia M says
I love their selection of vitamins!
Alexa [fooduzzi.com] says
I am completely obsessed with the Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter! Literally the only brand I’ll ever buy!
Hannah | Eat, Drink, and Save Money says
Oh my! This looks delicious. My toddler is a big fan of PB&J. I know he will love this.
Manali @ CookWithManali says
Oh I adore costco products! I buy the nuts, sugar, honey, avocado oil and nut butter almost every month from there!! What a great giveaway and smoothie sounds delicious!!
Amanda J says
I love the superfruit dried fruit! It is apple juice sweetened which is so hard to find and organic. I also love the organic frozen cherries for my smoothies!
Crystal // Dreams, etc. says
This sounds really good! I’m going to have to try it sometime soon. 🙂
Kristina Padgett says
OK this sounds amazing! I make the same smoothies everyday so this will be great to change it up!
elle schott says
I love peanut butter and jelly but i have never tried it as a smoothie! sounds sooo good!
Rebecca Sapough says
Ohhh my heavens! This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try!
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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
Oh myyyyyyy!! One of my favorite combos…though let’s be real, anything with peanut butter is a-OK in my book! 😉
This looks amazing! PB&J is a big hit in my family! Can’t wait to try this!
Puja Darshan says
So tempting and delicious recipe….awesome
Megan Mullen says
We love all frozen berries, peanut butter, yummy eggs and coffee! Just to name a few things 😉 we LOVE Costco! Thanks for sharing all of your tasty recipes and gorgeous photographs!
That smoothie looks so perfect and delicious! I love Costco, a little too much I think. I don’t think it helps that it’s only 3 miles from my home. I love their Seaweed snacks.
Leah Goldglantz says
I love Costco’s almond butter!!
I like their selection of meats. Costco is a cool place!
Tracie Cooper says
I love their almond butter! My instagram is @traciemichelle05 and FB is Tracie Cooper
This looks amazing and something I think my kids would love! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe!
Yes please!!!! This looks and sounds amazing 🙂
All of your smoothies look amazing!! Yum! I wouldn’t have thought to put peanut butter with raspberries but it looks delicious!
That smoothie looks delicious!! I could live off of PB&J. I am also a huge fan of Costco!!
I LOVE Costco! Seriously. So. Much.
They have so many organic options, and I recently started buying their organic meats and I’m so impressed with the quality! Buying in bulk is the best!!
Isn’t national pb&j day coming up soon? This smoothie looks delicious– you know I love my smoothies! I’ll definitely give this one a go! Anything with peanut butter in it is a winner in my books! =)
That smoothie looks SO good! Love PBJ anything!!
rachel @ athletic avocado says
Kirkland PB is my absolute fav PB!!! This smoothie looks incredible 🙂
Now I have to add this recipe to my smoothie list. It sounds amazing and refreshing.
I like their organic line.
Diane Tipton says
I love Costco because of all their healthy choices. I also love all the samples! I love the flax, chia, and hemp seeds, which are a great price as well as the big containers of coconut oil. I’m getting very spoiled with their rotisserie chicken. It is quality chicken conveniently cooked and recipe ready. Costco is my favorite grocery store!
Chia seeds or any of the Nutiva stuff!
I can’t enter the give away but I can dream of this smoothie, can’t I :)?
Dandi D says
I’ve never shopped there before, but I’ve heard lots of good things about them!
That smoothie looks delicious! They have a great selection of organic products…love the chia, hemp seeds, nuts, spices, etc. yum!!
Beth Minyard says
I don’t shop much at Costco but I like buying my medicines/vitamins there!
Oh, you stole my heart at peanut butter and jelly. I’m 30 years old and that is still my favorite sandwich.
I LOVE their peanut butter, tortilla chips, and quinoa!!
This sounds delicious. I never thought of adding honey to add some more sweetness. I use honey for everything else, why not use it for my smoothies too?
I love their meat and seafood.
Love their chicken salad!
Kelsey Kroemer says
I could live off of peanut butter and jelly. Peanut butter in general – and Costco’s is one of my favorites! I would be head over heels if I got picked!!!
This smoothie looks and sounds delicious! I love Costco and may have add some of these products to my trip this weekend.
Currently my favorite thing to get is the frozen mahi mahi.
I’ve actually NEVER been to costco!
I’ve been buying the Nutiva chia seeds from Costco, which is such a money saver! I love that company and I’m thrilled to see Costco sells their coconut oil as well.
Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction says
This smoothie looks so delicious! I love the peanut butter jelly combination!
cindy b. says
smoothie looks yummy! can’t wait to try!
I love eating their taziki!
Suzanne Spiegoski says
Looks so delicious! Definitely pinned and trying later! Thanks for sharing! xo, Suz | http://www.suzannespiegoski.com
This smoothie looks DELICIOUS! I love PB&Js. They make me so nostalgic for childhood!
Ros Emely@stressfreemommies says
Sounds and looks so delicious! I love peanut butter and jelly and never tried it as a smoothie. Also, love that you added avocado and chia seeds!
Hope Veiga says
I can’t wait to try this! I don’t like peanut and jelly sandwiches but this sounds amazing! I’ve only been to Costco twice so I have no idea what they really have but am impressed with the amount of organic products! 🙂