This month’s Food Fight is PB&J. Recipe requirements were to share a recipe that had to include fruit and peanut butter. I love doing twists on the classic pairing and can’t wait to see what everyone else has brought to the fight. Be sure to scroll past my recipe to click on the link-up!
There’s a show on Cooking Channel called Food: Fact or Fiction that gives a fun history on food. One episode was about classic food pairings with PB&J being a big feature. It was quite fun to learn about how the two seemingly perfect ingredients came to be a match made in culinary heaven.
Peanut butter used to be an expensive food item while jelly was cheap and for commoners. It wasn’t until George Washington Carver developed an easier and more effect way of cultivating peanuts.
It took WWII for peanut butter and jelly to marry when both were provided in soldiers’ rations.
I’ve done PB&J muffins before. I’ve also made a smoothie before and quite enjoyed it. I decided to try developing a real recipe and am happy with the results. The oats in the smoothie provide the “bread like” quality that you get when enjoying a true PB&J sandwich. This smoothie is perfect for kids with a cold who refuse to eat.
My PB&J creations bucket list includes: cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, and oatmeal. Huh, looks like I’m on a breakfast kick. (I actually made PB&J pancakes for dinner tonight, too!)
I wonder if I could turn PB&J into something savory: perhaps a stir fry or a pizza?
This recipe makes 1 small smoothie.
- 4 strawberries
- 1/2 C vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/8 C old fashioned oats
- 1/8 C smooth peanut butter
- splash of milk (as needed)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. The amount of milk needed will depend on the consistency of the peanut butter.
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Bonus cute kid photo: Firecracker wanted me to take a picture of him eating the strawberry.