Blueberry Banana Spinach Smoothie

Craving a nutrient-packed smoothie you can whip up in minutes? This banana spinach smoothie is an easy, tasty, and healthy way to get some much-needed vitamins and minerals. Plus, the combination of sweet bananas and earthy spinach makes this blend incredibly delicious and refreshing.

Close up of the glasses with the smoothie with bananas, blueberries and collagen in the background
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

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

Once I started making green smoothies, I always found that they lacked something. But once I started adding collagen I realized I had discovered the missing piece for me. I find that it smooths out the smoothie and although it doesn’t add taste, it adds a texture that I absolutely love.

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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 beforehand. I made Christopher’s smoothie from fresh fruit because he doesn’t like his drinks freezing 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, spinach, and ice.
  • You can add many other ingredients. Here is a list of items I alternately add when I want a different take on the green smoothie: strawberries instead of blueberries, chia seeds, peanut butter; other nut butters like almond butter or cashew butter, hemp seeds, dashes of cinnamon, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and the list goes on.
  • If you want to make this healthy smoothie recipes vegan, you can omit the collagen and yogurt.
  • I use almond milk because I prefer it, but you can substitute it with soy milk, cashew milk, or oat milk.
  • My spinach smoothie isn’t as green as others because of the added blueberries. So if you want vibrant green spinach smoothies, omit the blueberries.

How to make this blueberry banana smoothie

Pre-step

Get your high-speed blender and glassware.

Step one

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

Blueberries, collagen, banana, spinach, milk, and yogurt on a table
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

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.

  • Fresh spinach leaves
  • Almond milk
  • Greek yogurt
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen banana

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

All the smoothie ingredients in a blender container and then collegan poured in
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

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
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

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
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

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

Get your servings of fruit and veggies in one drink with this delicious banana spinach smoothie. Easy to make, packed with nutrients, and totally tasty – what's not to love?
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keyword: banana spinach smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 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)
  • scoop collagen (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.
    1 cup spinach, 1 banana, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup yogurt, scoop collagen, 3 ice cubes
  • Pour into glass
  • Sip, smile, and enjoy.
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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!

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