How about a powerful nutrition blast first thing in the morning? Bananas are a nutrient packed food that you can grab-n-go, or add to a smoothie for instant banana nutrition!
There are numerous ways of adding bananas to your diet
that can help you...here is a great little story on an individual who
changed his diet and he claims that banana nutrition is what helped him
improve his athletic goals.
I met a man who attended one of our vegetarian potlucks and he told me that he eats a lot of bananas a day, sometimes up to 30! He told me that he follows the "80/10/10 Diet" by Douglas Graham, DC and he explained that he was asthmatic and sick as a child. As a young man he went off meat and dairy and he began to see improvements in his asthma. He has gone on to become an ultra marathoner and he attributes his diet to his success.
I decided I would read the book and found it to have a lot of interesting information on what we eat. I decided to increase my banana intake from one a day to 2 or 3 a day. I love them in my smoothies or as a snack and I feel a boost of energy from the natural sugars and potassium content.
A banana is a food in itself that comes already prepackaged to take on the go or grab for a snack. I always use them in smoothies for their nutritional boost and flavor. I will always make sure to buy extra banana's and peel and freeze them and put them in freezer bags. They are great to thicken and chill my smoothies and just in case I happen to run out of fresh ones I know I always have a couple in the freezer.
Banana's are great to use in
cakes and muffins or bread recipes to add moisture and to add more nutrition to your baking. I also use them as an egg substitute
in baking since I don't do eggs. How you say? I take a small banana and mash with a spoon...add to a baking recipe instead of an egg and its that simple and it works!
I start my morning every day with a green smoothie. It gives me the nutritional boost I want and fills me up until lunch time.
Natural Health Cafe Tip:
Adding a banana to your green smoothie will cut the green taste and add sweetness to your green smoothie as you transition by adding in more greens.
Try adding extra banana nutrition to your diet...l eat them as a snack, add them to recipes, dry them for snacks (the kids love em!), or add them to fruit or green smoothies. Its EASY, and you will enjoy the health benefits!
One of my favorite insanely delicious recipes is the Banana Recipe!
Banana Nutrition Facts:
Bananas are a good source of Potassium, Vitamin C, B6, and Fiber. Be aware that some people may experience constipation with bananas. Diabetics need to watch the sugar intake so do check with your doctor.
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