Banana Pear Smoothie

Prep time: 5m

Yield: 2 servings

Last Updated on December 10, 2023

Quick and easy go-to smoothie recipe. Makes 2 servings of 12oz (depending on how much ice you add).


  • 8 oz milk, or mix with kefir or yogurt
  • 1 pear, peeled and cored
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 2 scoops/tablespoons collagen or gelatin
  • Approx. 1/4 cup whey or soy protein, to taste
  • Psyllium husk, as prescribed (optional for fiber)
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1/3 oz red/purple cabbage (optional for color)


  • Add milk to the blender first (prevents powders from sticking to the bottom and sides)
  • Add all ingredients to blender and blend thoroughly.
  • If you want to add the color, add a small amount of red/purple cabbage. Cabbage functions as a natural litmus test, so the color will vary depending on the acidity of your fruit and beverage.
  • Split into two glasses and serve.

Additional Notes

This would be easy to switch out the milk and whey protein with a soy, oatmeal, or rice milk and similar protein powders for a dairy free version. Making it dairy free and leaving out the collagen would make it vegan.

Diet Type(s)

Negligible or Low Salicylate