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The Best Anti-Aging Drink with Peanut Butter & Bananas

This tasty anti-aging drink is made with almond milk, ripe bananas, peanut butter powder, and collagen peptides.

The best part of this drink is the make-ahead freezer option!

Peanut butter & banana anti-aging drink in a glass surrounded by nuts, and bananas
Peanut Butter & Banana Anti-Aging Drink

What Makes this an Anti-Aging Drink?

The ingredients in this homemade anti-aging drink are packed with nutrients including fiber, antioxidants, vitamins & minerals!

It earns its place as one of our Recipes for Healthy Aging.

1. Almond Milk

Almond milk is a non-dairy alternative to milk. It is low in calories and carbohydrates.

For this reason, almond milk is a great base for protein shakes and smoothies!

This plant-based milk is fortified with calcium. Calcium plays a large role in maintaining bone mass as you age, along with the prevention of Osteoporosis.

In addition, almond milk contains vitamin E. Studies have shown a link between vitamin E and brain health.

In fact, a 2019 study showed adequate vitamin E may play a role in the prevention of diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

A jar of almond milk next to a bowl of almonds
Almond milk is fortified with calcium.

2. Bananas

Bananas are a good source of fiber and antioxidants. You can lower your risk of chronic disease by eating foods rich in antioxidants!

You can learn more about the anti-aging and disease prevention benefits of antioxidants in this Age-Defying Dietitian blog post “7 Habits to Focus on Healthy Aging”.

For this drink, choose ripe bananas for a sweeter taste!

Ripe bananas
Freeze your ripe bananas for this anti-aging drink!

3. Peanut Butter Powder

You can use traditional peanut butter for this recipe. I like using Peanut Butter Powder to keep the calories low in this recipe.

The powder retains the protein content that traditional peanut butter provides with fewer calories!

jar of peanut butter surround by nuts; an ingredient in this anti-aging drink.
Choose peanut butter or peanut butter powder.

Powders like peanut butter powder are a quick and easy way to add flavor and nutrients to your smoothies.

Check out this Age-Defying Dietitian blog post “Simple Smoothie Add-Ins That Will Supercharge Your Diet” for more ideas for smoothie add-ins!

4. Collagen Peptides

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body.  As a result, collagen has been commonly referred to as the “glue” or “scaffolding” that holds the body together. 

Collagen is part of the muscles, bones, hair, and ligaments.  When it comes to our skin, collagen provides our skin structure and elasticity. 

Below is my preferred collagen supplement:

Collagen & Aging

Aging causes collagen breakdown.  From early adulthood (~age 30), collagen production declines by about 1% per year. 

Wrinkles and fine lines are signs of collagen breakdown. These hallmarks of aging also show our inability to replenish collagen with age.

Woman with half her face young and the other half old.
Collagen breakdown occurs with age.

Collagen breakdown can also impact other areas of the body.

Bones weaken and are more susceptible to breaks and fractures. In addition, cartilage breaks down causing joint and muscle pain.

Collagen supplements still require some research. However, there is promising research to support collagen’s role in skin elasticity, along with joint and muscle pain.

You can learn more about collagen in this Age-Defying Dietitian blog post “Marine Collagen vs Bovine Collagen – Which One is Right for You?“.

Peanut butter & banana anti-aging drink in a glass surrounded by nuts, and bananas

Anti-Aging Drink with Peanut Butter & Bananas

Kathryn Piper RDN LD NBC-HWC
This make-ahead peanut butter & banana anti-aging drink is healthy, tasty, and convenient. The best part is that it's packed with anti-aging nutrients!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Smoothie
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 260 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 8 scoops collagen peptides
  • 8 tbsp peanut butter powder
  • 4 medium-sized ripe bananas; ~7-inch banana or 1 cup of sliced bananas.

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the ingredients except the bananas to your blender.
    4 cups of Almond Milk in a large glass measuring cup
  • Blend on medium speed until well blended.
    Ninja blender with almond milk mixture inside
  • Add bananas one at a time and blend on high speed.
    Frozen bananas in a glass bowl
  • Blend to your desired consistency.
    Blending anti-aging drink
  • Pour the shake mixture equally into 16-ounce glasses. Leave some room at the top of your glass as the liquid will expand when frozen.
    Finished product of 3 protein shake with lids; one without a lid. Ready to enjoy with a pink straw.
  • Cover and place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    3 protein shakes with lids in the freezer next to ice cubes
  • Leave on the counter for a couple of hours to defrost.
    Leave protein shake out on counter to defrost
  • Enjoy when at your desired consistency!
    Woman drinking anti-aging drink

Notes

 
Vital Protein Collagen Peptides container
Container of PB2 Peanut Butter Powder
Frozen bananas in a glass bowl
Ninja blender with protein shake mixture inside
4 Protein Shakes; 3 with lids and one with a pink straw ready to drink
3 protein shakes with lids in the freezer next to ice cubes
Keyword Anti-aging drink, peanut butter and bananas, collagen peptides

Check out these glass containers with lids for the make-ahead freezer option:

Anti-Aging Drink Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 260, Fat 4.5 grams, Carbohydrates 38 grams, Fiber 5 grams, Protein 26 grams

Are you interested in more skin-boosting drinks?

Check out the functional beauty beverages in this Age-Defying Dietitian blog post “Wellness Drinks: A Complete Guide”.

2 women drinking the anti-aging drink
This tasty anti-aging drink is packed with nutrients!

Hungry for More?

Interested in more information on how your diet can improve your skin?

Check out the Skin & Beauty Nutrition section of the blog for more!

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