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.
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. That’s a blog post for another day!
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 Dr. Axe’s multi collagen in tubs or individual packets, which are perfect for when Christopher and I travel.
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?!
One of the reasons I love Dr. Axe’s products is the quality. Another is the people. I trust this brand to do what it says it does.
The first brand of collagen I tried was not a winner. Drinking it made my lip curl. 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 don’t get the same lip curling reaction. In fact, I look forward to drinking it every day. I like the texture it adds to my beverages.
Other Ways of Incorporating Multi Collagen in your Life
Add Multi Collagen to:
- your coffee or tea
- your hot cereal
- your smoothies
- your baked goods
- your soups
And the list goes on!!
Find a nearby store that sells Dr. Axe’s brand by going to the company’s store finder.
How to make the Blueberry Banana Spinach Smoothie
Above you can see Dr. Axe’s multi collagen protein, both in the one pound tub and the cute little single serving packets. Let’s get this party started!
I gather my blueberries, bananas, yogurt, almond milk, spinach and collagen.
You can use fresh blueberries and bananas like the ones pictured 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.
Let’s look at the overhead photo of the ingredients. (The yogurt got squeezed out.)
Does the Order Matter?
I grab my blender container and put in the ingredients. You can add them in any order but below is the order I use. In my experience, they combine better this way. (Mind you, the blades are on the cap and this container will be turned upside down.)
- Almond milk
- Frozen blueberries
- Frozen banana
Lastly, I add the star of the show, the collagen!
Yay! Look at that beautiful pour of the collagen!!
I add a few ice cubes, cap the blender container and blend the ingredients for 45 seconds. I grab my double old fashioned glasses and pour out the blueberry banana spinach smoothies!
I need to get closer to the blueberry banana spinach 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. Ask Christopher!
He loved his blueberry banana smoothie as much as I loved my blueberry banana spinach smoothie.
As I said before, Dr. Axe’s multi collagen is odorless and tasteless so you won’t notice a flavor to it, but it will make your smoothie silky and… well, …smooth!
I hope you enjoyed this blueberry banana spinach smoothie recipe! I hope you do try Dr. Axe’s collagen!
Please feel free to leave me a comment. What is your favorite way to consume collagen? I’d love to know! You can also Pin any Photo to Pinterest and Yum the recipe to Yummly.
And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
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These smoothies are both delicious. I love spinach in my smoothies, Christopher, not so much!
- 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
Add all the ingredients in your blender container. Cap the blender and blend until ingredients are combined.
Pour into glass
If you don't want the spinach in your smoothie, omit it!
This recipe is for one smoothie. Double it if you want two!