Banana is an amazing fruits that virtually everyone loves--but most people avoid them because they worry that they are “fattening” somehow. But if the rest of your diet and your gut is balanced, you will definitely thrive on bananas.
Bananas are high in potassium— which is an important mineral and electrolyte necessary for muscular function and digestion. Potassium also helps balance the effects of sodium on your body.
Bananas also contain fiber (3 grams in a medium-sized one), and vitamins A, B, E, K and C as well as 6 mcg of folic acid (essential for red blood cell formation). (And even though we don’t follow calorie counting in Beauty Detox, for those of you that feel comfortable eating something once you know the calorie content, this tasty package only has about 105 calories and 0 grams of fat.)
Bananas are also great in helping your body to easily break them down and digest them, thanks to their natural oils, fiber and enzymes. They won’t weigh down your digestive tract and will actually help to lubricate it. The electrolytes in bananas help restore electrolytic balance while the fiber helps keep bowel movements regular. They are aphrodisiacs thus, they contain chemical that keeps you in a good mood.
Banana Ginger Smoothie
Add your vanilla coconut yogurt (like the So Delicious brand), to the blender.
Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth
Serve with mint and banana garnish. Cheers!!!!
1 ripe banana
¾ cup vanilla coconut yogurt (like the So Delicious brand)
½ cup coconut water
2 tsp. coconut nectar or ½ tsp. powdered stevia (optional)
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
Add the banana, yogurt, coconut water, coconut nectar or stevia (if desired), and ginger into the blender.
Blend until smooth.