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The Ultimate Collagen Banana Smoothie

collagen banana smoothie

Warmer, sunny days have us craving all the smoothies. There’s simply nothing better than a chilled, creamy drink to kickstart your morning routine!

While you’d be hard-pressed to find us an option we don’t enjoy, when it comes to picking favourites, a banana smoothie recipe tops our list!

collagen banana smoothie

In light of this, we’re going to answer all your most pressing questions about crafting the perfect banana smoothie recipe. Things like ‘are banana smoothies good for you?’, ‘how do you make a banana smoothie from scratch?’ and ‘are smoothies better with milk or water?’ will be explored so you can put your best sip forward. Scroll on to learn more!

Are Banana Smoothies Good for You?

Bananas are a fan-favourite fruit for a reason. Underneath their bright yellow exterior is a fruit that can provide a significant quantity of fibre. Also, and perhaps most notably, bananas are a source of potassium and manganese.

Potassium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure, normal functioning of the nervous system, and normal muscle function.

Manganese contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress, normal energy-yielding metabolism, and maintenance of normal bones.

collagen banana smoothie

Now that you know what bananas bring to the table, it’s no wonder they make an excellent addition to your smoothie. From breakfast to a nutritious afternoon treat, there are so many ways to add them to your routine.

How Do You Make a Banana Smoothie from Scratch?

So you want to make a banana smoothie from scratch? Great! All you need are a few simple ingredients to blend up something delicious. The most important of these items includes a banana, milk and ice. Other popular additions include Greek yoghurt, vanilla extract, honey and cinnamon.

Here’s our take on how to make a banana smoothie from scratch:

The Easiest Banana Smoothie Recipe

Recipe makes 1 serving.

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Add the ingredients to your blender in the order listed so the liquid is at the bottom.
  • Blend on a medium speed, increasing to a high speed until the smoothie is thick and smooth.

Are Smoothies Better with Milk or Water?

If you’re wondering whether smoothies are better with milk or water, the answer largely depends on your tastes, preferences and dietary restrictions. Below, we’ll break this down for you:

Banana Smoothie Recipe with Milk

Milk is a great way to ensure a creamier smoothie, while also serving as a great way to up your calcium and vitamin D intake. One thing to note, however, is milk can come with more fat and calories than other alternatives.

Banana Smoothie Recipe with Almond Milk

Almond milk is a great dairy, gluten and lactose-free option. While it still gives your smoothie that same creaminess you’d get from regular milk, it comes with less fat and calories per serving. Looking for another dairy-free, gluten-free option? Scoop up Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer®!

Banana Smoothie Recipe with Yoghurt

Love the taste of a thicker smoothie? Turn to yoghurt! While it’s not technically a liquid, it adds a denser consistency to your drink.

Banana Smoothie Recipe with Water

For a no-calorie addition your smoothie, water does the trick! While it doesn’t have nutritional properties, adding water to your smoothie will help up your hydration. (Heads up, your smoothie will run a little thinner as a result.)

The Best Banana Smoothie Recipe with Collagen

While there are many banana smoothie recipes out there, the one listed below is a fan-favourite. It’s made with bananas, almond butter and fibre-rich granola. Plus, it’s topped off with a scoop of Vital Proteins® Vanilla Collagen Peptides. Get the scoop on how to blend it up below!

Banana Bread Protein Smoothie Recipe

Recipe makes 1 serving.

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 235ml almond milk
  • 45g old-fashioned oats or granola
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 scoops Vital Proteins® Vanilla Collagen Peptides
  • 1 squeeze of agave syrup

Method:

  • Place all of the ingredients into a blender until smooth, creamy and well-combined. (Pro tip: Start on a low speed and gradually work your way up to high speed.)
  • Pour into a glass, add a straw and enjoy!

Written by Sarah Schuh

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