National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Here at ChopChop, we celebrate healthy and delicious food everyday.  We love when there’s even more reason to celebrate, with a wacky, fun food holiday.  April has many food holidays and ChopChop will be celebrating all month long.  We’ll be giving you ideas on ways to celebrate with us and of course, some recipes to try with your family! 

In our 5th Birthday interview, Mrs. Obama told us that she ate a lot of peanut butter and jelly as a kid.  We’re not sure if she knows, but April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Since you probably already know how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, we have a new twist on the favorite sandwich for you to try.  This Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie is a drink-able, blend-able version of the classic. 

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SMOOTHIE

There’s no real jelly in this smoothie—but when you blend fresh berries and peanut butter together, it tastes a lot like that favorite sandwich classic! Plus, you’ll be filling your glass with protein, which fills you with energy.

HANDS-ON TIME: 5 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME: 5 MINUTES

MAKES: 2 SERVINGS

KITCHEN GEAR: 

Measuring cup

Cutting board

Sharp knife (adult needed)

Measuring spoons

Blender (adult needed)

INGREDIENTS

1⁄2 cup plain yogurt

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter or almond butter, if you prefer (* If you’re allergic to nuts, substitute ¼ cup toasted wheat germ, oats, or sunflower seeds for the peanut butter.)

1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

3  ice cubes

INSTRUCTIONS

Put all the ingredients in the blender in the order listed. 

Put the top on tightly. Turn the blender to a medium setting and blend until the mixture is smooth, about 1 minute.

Serve right away—or store in a thermos or covered in the refrigerator, up to 4 hours.

http://www.chopchopmag.org/recipe/peanut-butter-and-jelly-smoothie