Adding a banana to your breakfast shake is a great way of getting your ‘five a day fruits’.
Low in fat bananas are a great source of nutrients, containing fiber, vitamins and high in potassium.
In addition they are a great workout food due to the combination of carbohydrates, simple sugars and dietary fiber.
Banana Breakfast Shake Recipes :
Why make a Banana shake ?
A key advantage of bananas are that they are a great source of potassium. On average one banana will provide 13% of the daily-recommended amount of potassium. (potassium in bananas stimulates your muscles, nerves and brain cells, and is claimed can also help reduce blood pressure and risk of stroke.)
However do note that on average 1 banana will contain about 100 calories.
Which is why the banana smoothie recipes below are great for sport (or gaining weight) but not ideal if you want to lose weight. (Instead for weightloss try to add either citrus fruits – like oranges or grapefruit – or soft fruits like strawberries)
Preparing a Breakfast Banana Shake….
Start with the perfect banana.
For the most intense banana flavor, we recommend a banana at room temperature that is yellow or yellow with brown spots. Peel and cut into bite-size chunks for quick blending and consistent texture. This is a smoothie, not a chunky.
Use fresh ice. If your tap water tastes yucky, make your ice with filtered or bottled water. As soon as the cubes freeze, store them in air-tight plastic bags so they don’t take on any unsavory freezer flavors. Wash, pat dry and cut up any other fruit ingredients before you add them to the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour and enjoy immediately.