Take down this banana smoothie recipe because you owe your body some natural goodness to keep it healthy and pristine! We always see tennis players having a banana right after their match - well, that's because it's literally bursting with goodness.
You'll understand why soon enough. The one downfall of this fruit is the high glucose level in it, therefore, take them in moderation so that you won't be piling on calories. If you cannot resist the temptation, it means spending some time every day to work up a sweat!
Bananas contain a tonne of fibre in them, and this is great to help with bowel movements, making your trips to the washroom a lot more pleasant.
Besides that, research has also shown that more fibre in the body reduces the risk of getting diabetes. As surprising as that may sound for you, it goes to show that you should not ignore this fruit.
Keeps your kidneys, bones and blood in great condition
The high amount of potassium in bananas help prevent kidney stones from forming.
As for your bones, potassium is responsible for preventing calcium from being removed from the body, enabling maximum absorption by the bones, thus reducing the risk of osteoporosis in the long run.
Bananas contain Vitamin B6. This vitamin is necessarily for one of the most important process in the body - production of haemoglobin, which enables blood to carry oxygen to the rest of the body. Without Vitamin B6, we won't be able to survive!
Triggers off a feel-good hormone
An amino acid present in bananas, called tryptophan, is responsible for triggering the production of serotonin. This hormone helps to calm your mind, thus leading to a feeling of happiness and peace.
What an amazing fruit! Let's start preparing our very own smoothie.
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend well. Taste the mixture and add additional honey if required, until you achieve your desired level of sweetness.
Start a water bath. A water bath would consist of a pot of boiling water, and another bowl placed on top of the boiling water.
Add your dark chocolate bits and let them melt. You don't have to stir them because it's a water bath!
Add milk, yoghurt and bananas to a blender and start blending for a minute. Check your chocolate. If they are completely melted, add them to the blender and continue mixing until you have a nice dark brown mixture.
Time to enjoy your drink!
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