If you love the classic combination of peanut butter and jelly this Strawberry Sunflower Smoothie is right up your alley!
Ever since Kenya declared his commitment to being a vegetarian I’ve tried to ensure he still gets enough protein in his body. By adding sunflower butter (also known as sun butter) to this smoothie he gets a protein packed punch that provides a great start to his day or serves as a nutritious after school snack.
You can certainly use a nut butter in this recipe such as almond, peanut, soy or cashew, but there’s something we love about using sunflower butter (which also makes this smoothie a great nut-free option for those with allergies). I find that sunflower butter tastes just like peanut butter, but with a slightly earthier taste to it. When mixed with fresh strawberries and milk this drink is a major treat which tastes more like a decadent milkshake than a healthy smoothie!
Strawberry Sunflower Smoothie
- 1 cup milk (rice, almond, soy, or cow's)
- 1 banana
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1/3 cup yogurt
- 3 tablespoons sunflower butter (you can also use almond or peanut butter)
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.