What do you do when your bananas are perfectly ripe? Right, you make banana bread. Or even better you make banana oat muffins. I’ve been making this recipe for years and me and my friends love it! Since ripe bananas are already naturally sweet these […]
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Bananas are like the most convenient fruit ever. You don’t have to prepare them or cut them up and you don’t get your fingers dirty while eating them. And you can get so creative with them as well. Not only are bananas a star on the snack food spectrum they also contain high levels of essential nutrients. They are high in fiber which helps with healthy bowel movement. Potassium, also abundantly found in bananas, helps your heart functioning properly by regulating your blood pressure and therefore also reduces your risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. Rich in pectin, bananas eliminate toxins and heavy metals from your system by boosting your metabolism. Green (not fully ripe) bananas act as a prebiotic due to their resistant starch content, stimulating the growth of gut-friendly bacteria in the digestive tract. As they ripen, the starch turns into sugar (the good kind of sugar!), which makes them sweet and luscious and an ideal post workout snack for quick energy restoring.
Furthermore bananas promote blood health as a result of the high vitamin B6 content which is crucial for creating hemoglobin. If that wasn’t enough they also contain high levels of vitamin C, magnesium and manganese and can help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin. Serotonin acts as a brain neurotransmitter and therefore helps to improve your mood, reduce stress and enhances overall happiness levels.
No brunch is complete without perfectly fluffy pancakes right? Topped with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup they make the perfect Sunday morning delight. I created a lighter alternative to the regular sugary, buttery pancakes. I switched out traditional white table sugar for […]