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This banana lemon smoothie is one of my favorite smoothie combinations! It is perfect for healthy glowing skin and joint health too.
Lemon has always been a favorite of mine, but now that I am pregnant, it has become a HUGE obsession. I just can’t get enough lemon!
I share this smoothie all the time on social media, so I promised readers to share the recipe 🙂
Be sure to check out the information below the recipe for brands I recommend plus the reasoning behind each ingredient!
PIN THIS: Banana Lemon Smoothie for Glowing Skin
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 ripe banana
- Juice of entire lemon
- 1/2 lemon rind
- 1 scoop of collagen**
- 1 scoop vanilla plant based protein powder***
- 1/2 cup vanilla coconut yogurt (or Greek yogurt if you aren't dairy-free)
- Add all the ingredients to a good blender.
- Make sure to remove seeds from the half of lemon rind you add in.
- Blend until completely smooth.
- **For details on collagen, please read chemist tips below.
- ***For details on plant protein powder, please read chemist tips below.
Chemist Tips for This Banana Lemon Smoothie
This smoothie is fantastic for healthy glowing skin. All the elements are important to create the best combination. Below are some chemist tips on brands and substitutions.
I talk about this ALL the time, but it is such an important tool for your health. Collagen is powerful for skin and joint health, especially as we get older.
Many of my readers have tried collagen, but never saw many benefits. The reason? They were using it wrong and not getting good brands. You MUST have vitamin C when taking collagen to get the full benefits. Read this important post on the function of collagen for your health to learn more on how it works. This brand is what I always recommend because it works best. I have tried out numerous types and even expensive brands. I prefer this every time! Plus, it is very inexpensive on Amazon. I do the subscribe and save, so I get it very month for about $8.00!
Lemon is an incredible option for your health. Not only is it refreshing in smoothies, but the health benefits are very potent. You can view our in-depth chemical breakdown of lemon and health benefits in this post. Lemon is great for energy, skincare, and it has the necessary vitamin C content for the collagen to work even better.
Lemon powder is another option you can add to this smoothie. Just a teaspoon or so for a little flavor, but mostly added health benefits.
Yogurt is full of probiotics which are essential for your skin and gut health. I always buy coconut yogurt because I don’t eat much dairy, but you can substitute good Greek yogurt too. Always make sure to choose a yogurt with minimal ingredients and no added sugars or artificial sweeteners.
If you can find lemon yogurt, this would be a great addition! I can usually only find vanilla coconut yogurt, so that is what I use.
Protein is another essential tool for healthy glowing skin. Many people, especially women, don’t get enough protein in their diets. As we get older, our skin needs even more protein to rebuild and repair. Not to mention, it is so important for maintaining muscles.
I love this plant based protein powder in vanilla! I have also used this one which is a great choice. We have also recently tried bone broth protein which has a nice flavor and works really good in smoothies! It is also dairy-free and gluten-free.
I think bananas are the perfect smoothie addition for flavor and texture. I keep frozen bananas in the freezer and take them out for smoothies. Frozen bananas will make this smoothie thick and creamy! You can also just use ripe bananas 🙂
Hope you enjoy this recipe! I make it a few times a week!