This tasty Anti-Aging Drink is made with Almond Milk, Bananas, Peanut Butter Powder, and Collagen Peptides. The best part of this nutrient dense drink is the make ahead freezer option!
What makes this an “Anti-Aging Drink”?
Our Anti-Aging Drink is packed with nutrients! It earns its’ place as one of our Recipes for Healthy Aging. Fiber, Antioxidants, Vitamins & Minerals make this Anti-Aging Drink an excellent addition to your diet!
Almond Milk is a non-dairy alternative to milk. It is low in Calories and Carbohydrates. For this reason, Almond Milk as 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 prevention of Osteoporosis.
In addition, Almond Milk contains Vitamin E. Studies have shown a link between Vitamin E and Brain Health.
A 2019 study showed adequate Vitamin E may play a role in prevention of diseases like Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Bananas are a good source of Fiber and Antioxidants. Lower your risk of Heart Disease and Dementia by eating foods rich in Antioxidants. Read more about Antioxidants and Healthy Aging here.
Peanut Butter Powder
You can use traditional Nut Butters for this recipe. I like using Peanut Butter Powder to keep this Anti-Aging drink low in calories. It contains 85% fewer calories, however it keeps the Protein content that traditional Peanut Butter provides!
Like Bananas, Nuts are a good source of Antioxidants and Fiber. In addition, Nuts have been shown to improve Heart Health and support Weight Loss.
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, bone, hair, and ligaments. When it comes to our skin, collagen provides our skin structure and elasticity.
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.
Other areas of the body can be impacted by collagen breakdown. Bones weaken and are more susceptible to breaks and fractures.
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. Here is a link to my preferred Collagen Supplement.
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Anti-Aging Drink Recipe
- 4 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 8 scoops Collagen Peptides
- 8 tbsp Peanut Butter Powder
- 4 Medium Sized Bananas; ~7 inch banana or 1 cup of sliced Bananas.
- Add all of the ingredients except the Bananas to your blender.
- Blend on Medium speed until well blended.
- Add Bananas one at a time and blend on high speed.
- Blend to your desired consistency.
- 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.
- Cover your Protein Shakes and place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Leave on the counter for a couple of hours to defrost.
- Enjoy when the shake is at your desired consistency!
Anti-Aging Drink Nutrition Information
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 260, Fat 4.5 grams, Carbohydrates 38 grams, Fiber 5 grams, Protein 26 grams
Kathryn is a Registered Dietitian and a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is also Certified through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Weight Management.