Bananas can be a nutritional powerhouse. This tropical tree-fruit is packed with powerful nutrients that are beneficial to both your weight and health management. Filled with energizing vitamins, and also rich in fiber, which can aid in weight loss, bananas can help you feel fuller throughout the day.
Best paired with healthy fats and lean proteins, here are a few recipes to help introduce more bananas into your diet:
Bananas paired with peanut butter
This classic snack is simple and rich in taste and health benefits. Try using a no-salt-added peanut butter. Using the healthy fats from peanut butter, combined with the energy-boosting benefits of bananas, this snack is also great for enjoying after workouts.
Using a medium-sized banana and a tablespoon of peanut butter, slice the banana until you have bite-sized rounds to spread the peanut butter on.
Pancakes can be high in fat, but this simple meal involves just two main ingredients that help replace the fat and add a good dose of vitamin B6. For added protein and/or flavor, try adding nuts, vanilla extract, and cinnamon to the mix.
This recipe uses avocados paired with bananas to make the tastiest mousse that contains no dairy or refined sugar! Cacao, the main ingredient found in chocolate, paired with the healthy fats found in avocado, create a mousse-like texture when coconut or almond milk is added to the mix. Add in a couple of tablespoons of honey for some extra sweetness, and you have a healthy dessert.
Banana Oatmeal Fitness Cookies
These healthy treats are ready in less than 30 minutes and are incredibly easy to make. These cookies make for the perfect snack after workouts, or during hiking for an extra boost in energy.
This healthier version of a classic treat can be naturally sweetened with honey or maple syrup. Ready in under an hour, this recipe is sure to please your taste buds without sacrificing your diet.