Banana Bone Broth Smoothie

Banana Bone Broth SmoothieYou’re probably thinking to yourself, bone broth in a smoothie? It’s extremely healthy, gelatinous, and tastes great, therefore it’s a perfect fit. As I’ve written many times before, if something is healthy and will blend, it’s a good candidate for your smoothies.

It never occurred to me to use bone broth (also known as stock) in a smoothie until I watched a recent video by Sarah of The Healthy Home Economist about Stock That Gels. Sarah mentions having a cup of stock with her breakfast every morning. Cool, but my morning meal is a smoothie 99% of the time. And then it hit me, why not add bone broth to my smoothie?

My first go round was semi-successful. I thought the gelatinous consistency of my stock would add thickness to my smoothie, but that wasn’t the case. What I learned is that stock can replace all or some of the liquid in your smoothie. You’ll still want to thicken your smoothies with a banana, avocado, nut butter, chia seed gel, coconut meat, frozen fruit, ice, etc.

In case you can’t tell, I’m pretty excited about this discovery because bone broth (aka liquid gold) is extremely nutritive and I just found a convenient new way to further incorporate it into my diet.

A traditional food made by people around the world for centuries, bone broth is nourishing, healing, nutrient-dense, flavorful, and quite versatile. It’s loaded with minerals that are easily absorbed by the body. Bone broth is rich in gelatin, collagen, glucosamine, and chondroitin, all of which are vital to the health of your body’s connective tissue, bones, hair, skin, and nails. Anyone suffering from joint pain or arthritis should take note. Bone broth is also very healing to the digestive track.

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration author Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS said that bone broth can bring a dead man back to life.

Please note: the health benefits I just mentioned are for homemade stocks only, store bought will not do. For more information on bone broth and stock making videos please visit The Healthy Home Economist’s videos on making Stocks and Broths. For a comprehensive article on the benefits of bone broth, see my article:

Bone Broth: Traditional and Superior Superfood

If you’re using a sweet fruit like banana and/or sweetener you won’t be able to detect the flavor of your stock in your smoothie, but you’ll reap all the health benefits, which is what really matters. Enjoy!

Banana Bone Broth Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw milk (you can substitute almond or coconut milk or homemade kefir)
  • 1/2 cup bone broth, preferably nice and gelatinous
  • 1 fresh or frozen medium banana
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional)

The Add-ons

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1/4 cup organic almond or peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes or shreds

Show Time

Place all of the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for 30-45 seconds or until the desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 236
  • Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Vitamin A: 5% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 30% RDA
  • Calcium: 17% RDA
  • Iron: 4% RDA

Try smoothie recipe? Please leave a comment below and tell me all about it. Happy Blending!

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16 Responses to Banana Bone Broth Smoothie

  1. Michael Barker #

    Try substituting the milk for (home made) kefir :-)

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Excellent idea, Micheal. So good, I updated the recipe :)

  2. Jan #

    Thanks for your wonderful recipe! I got thinking the same thing, can I use bone broth in my daily smoothie? I searched out the question and found your recipe. I changed it just a little. For two people, I used 2 cups beef bone broth, 1 cup almond milk,2 frozen bananas, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 tsp. homemade vanilla extract, 1/2 cup coconut chips, 1/2 avocado, 1 cup cold water. It would have been way too thick without the water and extra bone broth. Mixed it all up in my Vitamix and it is delicious!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You’re welcome, Jan! Love how you adjusted the recipe. More liquid is typically required when using avocado.

      Cheers,
      Ryan

  3. You’re a genious! I tried it in my smoothie yesterday and the taste of bone broth was totally camouflaged. Thank you for the tip :-)

    • Ryan Carmody #

      I have my moments :) Nice to hear you enjoyed this bone broth smoothie, Christine.

      Regards,
      Ryan

  4. Tannis #

    really yummy and who knew you could disguise the bone broth perfect for 4 year old who are picky. Thank YOU GOD bless you in Jesus name

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Whatever it takes to get youngsters to consume bone broth is a good thing…

  5. Lisa Brown #

    My nutritionist recommended the organic bone broth powder sold at Wholefoods. I bought the beef and just tried mixing it with hot water (to drink plain). I really disliked the taste, so I’m very interested in trying it in a smoothie instead. A question (since I have the powdered type). Do I just put the scoop of powder into the smoothie or do I need to dissolve it in hot water first and then add it to the smoothie?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Lisa,

      I’m not familiar with powdered bone broth, but I suspect you should dissolve in hot water first. I highly recommend you try making your own bone broth.

      Regards,
      Ryan

  6. Heather #

    I was attempting to make a smoothie – I like mine icy. All I had were frozen broth cubes. Worked like a charm!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Frozen broth cubes, nice, Heather!

  7. Kim #

    Ryan;
    Hi,i am going to try your bone broth smoothie in my magic bullet blender for 1 person and i will let you know what i this smoothie.
    I am going to make my first home made bone broth with my mom’s help and guidence as she has been making home made broths and soups since my siblings and i were young children so she knows what she is doing when she makes broths and soups and they tastes really good.
    Can i use the young chickens without the skin when i make the broth at home?
    Have a nice day today.
    Kim

    • Ryan Carmody #

      I would use fully grown chickens and all the parts for homemade broth, Kim.

  8. Kim #

    Ryan;
    Hi,i am not sure about putting bananas in the bone broth but i will try it but i can only use a little bit of banana in your bone broth smoothie because i am a diabetic and to much bananas makes my blood sugar go up even though i love eating bananas.
    Kim

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Use avocado instead of banana, Kim. Enjoy!

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