PHOTOS BY Sara Jensen

Peanut Butter And Jelly Smoothie


  • 2 large bananas
  • 3 cups frozen berries (this one has strawberries)
  • 6 tablespoons nut butter (we used almond)
  • 4 tablespoons hemp protein
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Goji berries
  • Chia seeds
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  1. Fill the 5-cup blender up to the 5-cup mark with unsweetened almond milk blend.
    Let the kids sprinkle chia seeds, a few goji berries and some unsweetened shredded coconut (these are relatively low carb if sprinkled on and lets kids think that they have more freedom with food in a really constrictive world.
  2. We find that the sugars from the bananas release slower, if Henry eats a whole banana I can’t even talk about what that does to his blood glucose (bg). But this is a little bit and sticks to his ribs, we especially like to give him these smoothies before a baseball game or ballet practice.
  3. This is packed with protein and perfect for picky eaters—just call it a milkshake and they’ll slurp it down.

Yields: 4 cups

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Per serving (1 cup): 22 g carbohydrates

WRITTEN BY Sara Jensen, POSTED 03/27/16, UPDATED 03/17/24

Sara's son Henry was diagnosed with type 1 at the age of 5 in 2013. Sara is both the creative director for Genevieve Gorder and Beyond Type 1. She has worked for Kramer Design Group in NYC and worked with a vast array of clients over the past 15 years. She is passionate about foster adoption, type 1, good food and humor. She lives on a tiny island in the middle of a big ocean.