PB&J Green Smoothie

Yesterday, we had a crazy blizzard here in Buffalo, which means I had ample time to bake the day away, do laundry, cuddle kitties, and do some packing.  It actually thundered while it snowed.  How awesome is that?!  Needless to say, I can’t wait to get to the 70-80 degree weather in Vegas this weekend!

Before I get to this simple smoothie today, I want to tell you about a new feature on cooking ala mel that you may have already noticed:  the Recipe Box!  I’ve partnered up with ZipList to make saving recipes much easier!  Using ZipList, you can create your own personalized recipe box to make meal planning and shopping easier by saving recipes from cooking ala mel and other food blogs/recipe sites!

To save a recipe to your recipe box from cooking ala mel, simply click the “Save Recipe” button found on each recipe.

From there, you can click “Add to List” to add it to your shopping list.

The recipe is now saved to your Recipe Box!  From your Recipe Box, you can search all of the recipes on ZipList or just in your own Recipe Box – it’s a great way to find and organize your recipes!  I have all sorts of recipes bookmarked, pinned, and written on little slips of paper all over the place.  I’ll definitely be working on getting all of that into one place!  ZipList is a lifesaver – for recipes, anyway! ;)

As of right now, all of the recipes on cooking ala mel may not have the “Save Recipe” feature, as I’m in the process of reformatting all of the recipes (and there are over 300, so it’s taking a while)!  Bear with me, and they’ll all be fixed soon.  :)

And now, to this delicious smoothie!  I’ve been trying to eat extra healthy this week because I know I’m not going to be that good next week; it is a vacation, after all!  This smoothie fit that bill perfectly – simple, healthy ingredients.  Super refreshing.  I drank it as my post-workout all week.  :)

Strawberries, peanut butter, yogurt, and spinach combine to make a smoothie reminiscent of a classic PB&J – childhood at its finest.  But healthier!  ;)

What are your favorite foods or treats from your childhood?


PB&J Green Smoothie

serves 1

PB&J Green Smoothie

  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • liquid stevia, to taste (I use about 7 drops)
  • water or milk to thin, if necessary

In a high powdered blender, combine all of the ingredients, and blend until smooth. Sweeten with liquid stevia, to taste, and add milk or water to reach your desired consistency. Enjoy!


  • Ashley

    Very good. I ended up using soy milk in the place of the yogurt. I had to put a little more to make it thinner. But it actuallly tastes like pb&j. I didn’t even put sugar and it came out great!

    • http://www.cookingalamel.com Melinda

      So glad you enjoyed it!! :)