Blueberry Banana Spinach Smoothie

This post is sponsored by Ancient Nutrition.  The company gifted me a generous product sample and I’m being compensated as well.  However, the words and opinions in this blog post are mine alone. #ancientnutrition #sponsored

This blueberry banana spinach smoothie recipe is creamy scrumptiousness! It’s also a fun way to get more fruits and vegetables in your diet.

Close up of the glasses with the smoothie with bananas, blueberries and collagen in the background

I had learned about the benefits of taking collagen years ago, when I was enrolled in natural health courses. I was intending to get my masters degree in natural health, but the universe had other plans for me.

I never actually took collagen, however, until about six months ago. Dr. Axe’s multi collagen protein is perfect for fussy me because it is tasteless, odorless and easy to mix. You can buy this collagen in tubs or individual packets, which are perfect for when Christopher and I travel.

A tube of powdered collagen on the table with some bananas and blueberries for the smoothie

Here’s a little history of the Ancient Nutrition company: It was co-founded by Dr. Josh Axe and Joshua Rubin. The company’s mission is to restore health, vitality and strength by providing history’s healthiest whole food nutrients to the modern world.  Intriguing, no?!

The first brand of collagen I tried was not a winner. I’m pretty sensitive to taste and odor, so no, I did not enjoy that brand. Even adding other ingredients didn’t mask the flavor.

Then I tried Dr. Axe’s multi collagen. I couldn’t believe the difference between the two brands. Or that collagen could have no flavor.

Now I mix it with my morning water, some spirulina, maca powder or whatever other supplement I’m in the mood for and I look forward to drinking it every day.  I like the texture it adds to my beverages.

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Other ways to use multi collagen

Add to:

  • coffee or tea
  • hot cereal
  • smoothies
  • baked goods
  • soups

And the list goes on!!

Helpful tips

  • You can use fresh blueberries and bananas like the ones pictured below or, if you like your smoothie to be as cold as I do, you can freeze the fruit. I made Christopher’s smoothie from the fresh fruit because he doesn’t like his drinks cold.
  • For my smoothie, I use frozen wild blueberries and a banana I peeled, cut and put in the freezer the night before.
  • Does the order that you add the ingredients matter? In a blender with the blades in the cover, you add the solids first and then the liquids.
  • With a blender like a Vitamix where the blades are in the bottom of the container, you need to add the liquids first, then the powders, then the fruit and spinach.

How to make this blueberry banana smoothie

Pre-step

Get your blender and glassware.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – blueberries, bananas, yogurt, almond milk, spinach and collagen.

Blueberries in a glass bowl, milk, yogurt and spinach all in their own measuring cups and some bananas on a table

Let’s look at the overhead photo of the ingredients.  (The yogurt got squeezed out.)

Overhead view of the blueberries, milk, collagen in packets, banana and spinach

Step two

Add the ingredients to the blender container. The order will depend on what type of blender you have. See the helpful tips for my ideas about it. This is the order I used with a Ninja blender with the blades in the cover.

  • Spinach
  • Almond milk
  • Yogurt
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen banana
Chopped up banana's, blueberries, spinach, yogurt and almond milk in a blender

Lastly, I add the star of the show, the collagen!

Pouring the collagen from a packet into the blender container. There are bananas and spinach in the background

Step three

Add a few ice cubes, cap the blender and blend the ingredients for 45 seconds.

Pour the smoothie into the glasses.

Two glasses filled with the spinach smoothie with collagen in the background as well as some blueberries and bananas

I need to get closer to the smoothie!

Christopher loves spinach, just not in smoothies. So, I made him one with just the blueberries, banana and collagen.

It’s as delicious as it is pretty.

Close up of the blueberry smoothie with blueberries, bananas and collagen in the background

He loved his smoothie as much as I loved my smoothie with spinach added.

I hope you enjoyed this blueberry banana spinach smoothie recipe!

Another delicious smoothie is the banana blueberry smoothie.

And as always, may all your dishes be delish!

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Blueberry Banana (Spinach) Smoothie

These smoothies are both delicious.  I love spinach in my smoothies, Christopher, not so much!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keyword: banana spinach smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 servings
Calories: 185kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach 1/2 – 1 cup – fresh, baby spinach
  • 1 banana peeled, cut up and frozen overnight
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries or fresh
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup yogurt Greek
  • 7.8 grams Dr. Axe’s Multi Collagen Protein one packet or one heaping scoop
  • 3 ice cubes optional – depending how thick you want your smoothie

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients in your blender container.  Cap the blender and blend until ingredients are combined.
  • Pour into glass
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy

Equipment

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Notes

If you don’t want the spinach in your smoothie, omit it!
This recipe is for one smoothie. Double it if you want two!
Helpful tips
  • You can use fresh blueberries and bananas like the ones pictured below or, if you like your smoothie to be as cold as I do, you can freeze the fruit. I made Christopher’s smoothie from the fresh fruit because he doesn’t like his drinks cold.
  • For my smoothie, I use frozen wild blueberries and a banana I peeled, cut and put in the freezer the night before.
  • Does the order that you add the ingredients matter? In a blender with the blades in the cover, you add the solids first and then the liquids.
  • With a blender like a Vitamix where the blades are in the bottom of the container, you need to add the liquids first, then the powders, then the fruit and spinach.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2135IU | Vitamin C: 18.8mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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40 Comments

  1. Anytime I am look at a supplement, having them be taste free and odor free are huge. Sounds like you found a winner. What a yummy way to get collagen protein.

    1. Decadently delicious! I didn’t have collagen so I used 2tbsp ground flax. Wow, just wow. Hard to believe it’s healthy when it tastes this good.

  2. What a lovely smoothie the combination with banana an blueberries sounds amazing and then adding soem greens yummy! I have never tried collagen I guess now is the time.

  3. I have never really used collagen powder. What are some of the health benefits for an old lady like me? I love blueberry smoothies!

  4. I’ve never had collagen in a smoothie before but clearly I need to try it! This is one of my favorite flavor combinations so will be making it soon!

  5. The smoothie itself sounds fantastic; I’ve been looking for a collagen supplement that tastes good in my morning smoothies, so I’ll take your word and give it a try!

    1. Yay Britt! It really is odorless and tasteless. I even put it in water with a little spirulina and enjoy it!

  6. Smoothies are such a great breakfast, brunch or post workout drink. So easy to throw stuff into a blender and whip up a nutritious meal in seconds. Love the sound of this delicious combination.

  7. That smoothie looks delicious!! I also love adding collagen to foods because of its health benefits but I haven’t come across the Dr Axe brand. I must look out for it and give it a go! Like you, flavour and odour are a deal breaker for me so sounds like this one will be perfect!

  8. I make a smoothie that is super similar to this-so delicious! I love blueberries and banana together. 🙂

  9. I must absolutely try Dr Axe’s collagen, tasteless and odorless is key to me too or I can’t have it at all! Your smoothie recipe looks delicious and a great way to ingest the collagen or any supplement, will follow your advice, thanks!!

  10. I make smoothies all of the time. Blueberries and yogurt are my favorite go-to’s. Your smoothie recipe looks amazing, I never thought to use collagen powder before. Thanks for these ideas, that is very helpful.

  11. I love the color in this smoothie! I haven`t tried this brand of collagen before but will be curious in trying it out! Well done!

  12. I love smoothies and try to make them quite often. It is a great idea to add some collagen powder! Thanks for the idea!)

  13. Ok I have never heard of taking collagen before…but now I’m interested. I’ll have to look into this. This recipe looks great! Love how healthy this recipe is!!

  14. Truth be told, I didn’t even know that collagen supplements were a thing! I tend to shy away from supplements just because they usually have a bad aftertaste or odor – but since you’re recommending this, I’ll need to give it a shot! I’m not getting any younger 😉

  15. Blueberry-Banana is such a great flavor pairing, and I love that you got the spinach in there too! Greek yogurt makes such great smoothies. I’ll have to check out Dr. Axe’s multi collagen protein. Love that it’s flavorless and odorless!

  16. Wow this is such a healthy recipe combo with blueberry, banana and creamy yogurt. I never tried collagen before and I’m now curious to try it because I believe it will aid in weight loss.

  17. I’ve been looking for healthy smoothies and this is definitely my favorite!! I didn’t use collagen but I truly recommend this

    1. I’m so glad you like it Mandy. It’s one of my favorites! Thanks for taking the time to comment and rate the recipe. I truly appreciate it.

  18. I made this today and it was delicious. I don’t do dairy so I doubled the almond milk and added some extra collagen powder. Also added a tablespoon of coconut oil and splash of vanilla. Wonderful!

    1. I love all your additions. I make this 1/2 the time without dairy too as hubby is lactose intolerant. Thanks for letting me know what you thought!

  19. This looks so nutritious and healthy! It made a great refreshing drink to go with butter on toast! Thanks for the recipe!