My dad grew up in Boston and my grandparents still live there. I wouldn’t say I have adopted the American diet but I do like a few of their combos. Peanut butter and jelly is one of them. The salt and sweet flavours just seem to go so well together.

This smoothie starts with a jam base and then has a delicious smoothie top; easy to make and such a treat!

The jelly (or jam as we would say this side of the pond) is made of fresh raspberries, chia seeds and lime juice. The chia seeds are loaded with omega 3s, manganese, calcium and phosphorus. The lime and berries give your beautiful body a good supply of vitamin C. Have this post workout or as a special breaky.


1 frozen banana (peeled and frozen overnight)

200ml of almond milk (or rice/coconut milk)

2 TBSP of natural peanut butter

pinch of vanilla bean powder of extract

50g of raspberries

½ lime

1 TBSP of chia seeds


At the bottom of your smoothie glass place the chia seeds lime and berries, mush with a spoon and leave to sit for 10 mins, stir ever few minutes until a gel like texture is formed.

In a blender blitz the banana, almond milk, peanut butter and vanilla in a blender for a few minutes.

Poor over the raspberry jelly, and enjoy!

recipe by Madeleine Shaw

Twitter: @madeleine_shaw_