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Monday, December 1, 2014

Banana Nut Smoothie

Banana Nut Smoothie

Ever wonder what to do with those brown bananas? I have a solution! In this video I show you want to do with growing bananas, and I also make one of my favorite smoothies. Have you ever tried the Peanut Butter Mood smoothie from Jamba Juice? Well, this is it vegan style. 


Recipe:
2 frozen bananas
1 cup soy milk (or other milk alternatives)
2 Tbsp peanut butter (or other nut butters)
2 Tbsp ground flaxseed

Benefits of Bananas:
They are high in potassium, which makes it excellent for fighting heart disease. A diet high in potassium and low in sodium helps prevent arterial hypertension, arrhythmia, stroke and even cancer. Bananas are effective in relieving diarrhea in children and also adults.

Nuts/Nut Butters
Some people are worried that nuts or nut butter will make them gain weight since they tend to be high in calories. When comparing calorie for calorie, nuts are less fattening than meat, sausage, milk fats or refined sweets. 
It's true nuts have a high caloric content, but their oil is composed of mono or polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are easily metabolized and don't tend to be deposited in the body. 
So eat nuts in place of other calorie-rich foods and not in addition to them.