Why Smoothies With Bananas Are Beneficial To Your Health
Bananas are not only delicious and convenient, they provide a wide range of health benefits that put them on the top of my grocery list.
Bananas are also a favorite ingredient for green smoothie recipes. They provide the perfect creamy smoothie base and their flavor complements a variety of fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, pears, apples, pineapple – really any fruit!
If you are thinking about trying a green smoothie for the first time, I recommend that you start by using bananas because they make a delicious smoothie and work well at masking the flavor of bitter, mineral rich greens such as spinach or kale.
If the taste alone isn’t enough motivation to eat a banana (or two) every day, how about the many health benefits!
1 banana, medium, sliced
1 cup skim milk
3/4 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/2 tablespoon honey
Add all ingredients to blender. Process the bananas, milk, yogurt, juice and honey until
smooth. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 Equal Servings
Per serving: 89 calories, 5 g protein, 16 g carbs, 1 g fat
2 Pointsplus, 2 Smartpoints