Vegan Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie (V+GF): an easy 4 ingredient recipe for protein-rich, creamy smoothies bursting with strawberry and PB flavor. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free.
I’ve never met a smoothie I didn’t like. Okay, that’s not true. I used to make really gross smoothies… like all the time. But when you love something, you persevere until you get it right. Even if it means suffering through some unintentionally savory-yes-savory smoothies.
How about you? Do you love smoothies? Do you like smoothies inspired by dessert, tropical vibes, or even sizzling with a java jolt? Alright, forgive me for going too far with my sizzles… but I know some of you love smoothies as much as I do. 🙂
For ages now, I’ve been eschewing my Protein-Rich Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie. It’s been hanging with the kinda sorta-wannabe popular crowd on Pinterest… but is regretfully, not vegan. Boooo…. As such, I’ve tried and tried to push it to the depths of my Pinning Closet (whatever the heck that is), but to no avail.
However, strawberries + peanut butter = Meant To Be. How can anyone deny this love? This symbiosis? This throwback to golden-filtered, fond memories of childhood good times, PB + Strawberry Jelly… FUN?
So even though fall is pretty much right around the bend, and I’ve already been releasing Halloween goodies—ahem, I mean regular, old-fashioned year-round homemade treats, I thought we still might have time to squeeze in one last strawberry recipe. ????
One last go at strawberry heaven, in a cup. With peanut butter drizzle. Oh, man!!! When I was re-working this recipe, I thought about what I could do to replace that dairy yogurt.
Should I use vegan yogurt? Nope, too hard to find for some. And kind of expensive, too. Should I use coconut milk? Nah, too much… well, coconut for others. How about some raw cashews for that delicious creamy factor? Oy, too much trouble to soak. Plus, we gotta save up our raw cashews for holiday cheesecakes, amiright? 😉
And when I stopped fighting it and overthinking it… everything came together. In banana form. ???? At first, I worried that some of you might not be feeling the bananas. Word on the street is that some people don’t even like bananas. ???? Nooooooo!!! J/k. To each her own, I say.
But bananas are awesome. And frozen bananas are even more awesome. You know this from nice cream. You know it from banana bread. You know it… because: golden-filtered, fond memories of childhood good times.
Happily, the bananas don’t add a strong flavor. They just hang out in the back… cool as ice cream. Nothing to see here folks. Just some vegan nice cream, creamy and tasty as ever. 😉 Atop that delicious, edible foundation of frozen YES, you’ll find just the right balance of peanut butter and strawberry pizzazz.
Who doesn’t need more pizzazz? Or… uh, pizza? Or pizzzaz? Kind of a halfway point between pizzazz and ????. And now my mind’s wandering way off the rails because it’s almost the weekend. Plus, now that I’ve totally distracted myself with thoughts of pizza, it’s time to get to the good stuff!
Drumroll please… good stuff = great points about this smoothie. Ahem. 😉 In case you don’t need more pizzazz (aw, dang it), let me tell you all about this strawberry peanut butter delight. My Vegan Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie is:
- made with just 4 ingredients
- vegan, gluten free and dairy free
- super thick and deliciously creamy
- so easy to make
- packed with protein and lotsa nutrients
- bursting with strawberry and peanut butter flavor
- pretty much a healthy milkshake 😉
- plant-based and allergy-friendly
- loved by a-dults and kiddos alike
- off-the-charts amazing, you’ll see
Get out the blender and just 4 ingredients. You’re like 4 minutes (okaaaaay 6 minutes) away from smoothie heaven. You ready? Let’s do this! In the meantime, tell me about your favorite smoothie flavor of all time. Or, your biggest smoothie disaster. <– We’re all here to make each other feel better, riiiiiiiight?
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter. ❤️
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- 3 medium bananas, sliced and frozen
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup unsalted, natural peanut butter
- Add bananas into the blender. Blend until the bananas become crumbly. Add almond milk. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed.
- Add strawberries and blend until well incorporated.
- Add peanut butter. Blend until smooth, again, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed.
- Pour into two cups and enjoy!
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What’s your favorite smoothie flavor?
I can’t wait to hear your responses.