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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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?“.
Anti-Aging Drink with Peanut Butter & Bananas
- 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.
- 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 and place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Leave on the counter for a couple of hours to defrost.
- Enjoy when at your desired consistency!
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”.
Hungry for More?
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Check out the Skin & Beauty Nutrition section of the blog for more!
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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. She has 20+ years of nutrition experience working in a variety of healthcare settings. Her passion is to provide evidence-based nutrition information that supports vitality and longevity!