HEALTH RECIPES

Healthy Banana Smoothie Recipes You Can Make at Home

There’s power in eating one banana per day. Including banana to your daily diet has immense benefits to your health. It supports proper digestion and bowel regularity. It also promotes heart function and eye health. Moreover, it can do wonders for your weight loss goals.

What makes banana a powerful health ingredient is that it can also alleviate depression, reduce PMS symptoms, and strengthen the nervous system. What’s more, eating bananas can lessen your risk of Type II Diabetes, kidney cancer, and other chronic diseases. Bananas can give you the right nourishment as well as prevent any further illness.

Eating two bananas after a strenuous exercise also helps you sustain blood sugar levels without the need to eat too much food. If you’re a student preparing for an exam, taking a banana smoothie can help you stay mentally alert.

You can enjoy the benefits of eating a banana in “blended” form. The following banana smoothies are less than 200 kcal which is also perfect for any weight-conscious individual. You can drink these delicious banana smoothies without worrying about your waistline.

 

The Happiness Smoothie

Servings: 4

(Nutritional Info: 151 kcal, 0.5 grams fat, 34.6 grams carbohydrates, 4.2 grams protein, 44 mg sodium, less than 1 mg cholesterol)

Ingredients:

–    1 banana

–    1 mango

–    1 cup orange juice

–    1 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt

Instructions:

  1. Peel and chop one banana
  2. Peel, seed and cut one mango into chunks
  3. Put the banana and mango chunks into a blender
  4. Add orange juice and yogurt into the mix
  5. Blend all ingredients together until it has a smooth consistency
  6. Serve the smoothie in your favorite glass with a straw. This recipe creates a fresh and healthy drink which can brighten up your day!

 

Banana Apple Bonanza

Servings: 2

(Nutritional Info: 132 kcal, 1 gram fat, 30.9 grams carbohydrates, 2.3 grams protein, 14 mg sodium, 2 mg cholesterol)

Ingredients:

–    1 banana

–    1 apple

–    ½ cup orange juice

–    ¼ cup milk

Instructions:

  1. Peel and chop one banana. Put it in the freezer for a couple of hours.
  2. Peel, core and chop one apple.
  3. Add the frozen banana, apple, orange juice and milk in a blender
  4. Blend everything together until smooth.
  5. Pour into two glasses and serve

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Banana Mango Uber Smoothie

Servings: 2

(Nutritional Info: 135 kcal, 0.9-gram fat, 30.4 grams carbohydrates, 3.2 grams protein, 39 mg sodium, 2 mg cholesterol)

Ingredients:

–    1 banana

–    1 mango

–    ½ cup orange-mango juice

–    1/3 cup plain yogurt

Instructions:

  1. Peel and chop one banana
  2. Peel, seed and cut one mango into chunks. The recipe calls for enough mango chunks to fill a ½ cup. Put it in the freezer for a couple of hours.
  3. Blend the banana, mango, orange-mango juice, and plain yogurt until smooth.
  4. Pour into two glasses and serve.

 

Banana-Pineapple Smoothie

Servings: 4

(Nutritional Info: 128 kcal, 0.4-gram fat, 32.6 grams carbohydrates, 1.2 grams protein, 6 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol)

Ingredients:

–    3 bananas

–    1 cup pineapple juice

–    2 cups ice

–    1 tablespoon honey

Instructions:

  1. Peel and chop three bananas
  2. Put the bananas, pineapple juice, ice and honey into a blender. Blend until it has a smooth consistency.
  3. Pour into four glasses and serve to your family or friends! You can add more ingredients according to the number of people.

 

These smoothies taste great while they’re still cold. It can be your regular pick-me-up as it can improve your mood and give you that much-needed energy boost. Drink banana smoothies instead of sugary beverages for that needed energy punch without the guilt. You’ll experience incredible health benefits and a shrinking waistline just by taking one or two bananas per day.

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