The health benefits of the humble banana
Bananas are for sure nutrition in a bag. They aren’t just delicious, they’re also extremely nutritious and are designed to be the perfect long-lasting energy snack. Unlike their super-processed, super-sugary competitors, bananas are bursting with goodness and nutrition to keep you full of energy all day long.
Bananas are packed with important carbohydrates. They are also a good source of vitamin B6 and potassium. These nutrients will give you a balanced blend of goodness that is ideal for restoring tired muscles and boosting bored brains. Vitamin B6 and potassium are a great combination for tuning up your nervous system by providing 15% of your daily B6 needs for nerve function. You will often find elite athletes munching on a banana before, during, and after exercise.
The health benefits of peanut butter
Peanut butter is a great source of the antioxidant vitamin E, bone-building magnesium, muscle-friendly potassium, and vitamin B6. Research shows that eating peanuts can decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions.
Peanut butter is bursting with heart-healthy monounsaturated fat
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- ½ cup yoghurt
- Leaf of one kale
- ¼ cup water
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 scoop your favourite protein powder
- Place all ingredients in a blender, making sure that the peanut butter is the last ingredient added.
- Blend until all ingredients are smooth.
- Serve in a tall glasses with a shake of cinnamon on top and a slice of banana to garnish.