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Collagen-Rich Almond Butter Banana Smoothie

Collagen-Rich Almond Butter Banana Smoothie

Looking for a tasty smoothie recipe for those mornings you’ve got to blend and go? This collagen-rich sweet almond butter banana smoothie is a quick, healthy breakfast alternative that’ll keep you satisfied all morning long. Not only is it easy to make, but its collagen content packs a punch toward good bone and joint health!

Why is Collagen so Important?

Collagen is a a tightly-packed, fibrous protein that connects your tissue. It’s found in our bones, muscles, skin and tendons, providing strength and structure. Similarly, collagen is strong and flexible, and it absorbs impact between joints, allowing us to move smoothly without pain. 

Research suggests that collagen may also: 

  • Boost metabolism
  • Better cardiovascular health
  • Encourage digestive processes 
  • Improve liver function.

The best way to get the collagen your body needs is by incorporating it into your diet, in other words, through organic, whole foods or helpful supplements.

How-To: Collagen-Rich Almond Butter Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ bananas (slightly overripe)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup organic almond butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 scoops of collagen whey protein
  • 1 tablespoon organic, local honey (optional)
  • ¾ cup of ice

Instructions

  1. Firstly, place your ingredients (except for your collagen whey!) in a blender.

  2. After reaching desired consistency, add your collagen to the mixture, blending for a brief few seconds to incorporate into the smoothie.

  3. Serve and enjoy your almond butter banana smoothie!