Include Banana in a daily diet
Banana is among children’s as well as adult’s most loved fruits. They have a high nutritional value and contain fibers, calcium, proteins, carbohydrates, iron, vitamin C and minerals.
If you eat bananas daily, you’ll have good digestion, you’ll get rid of fatigue, stress and anaemia. A diet based on bananas and milk can be very efficient for young and healthy people.
Bananas contain a lot of sugar, meaning they have an increased number of calories (100 calories – a small banana), but these calories are easily assimilated and don’t end up as “puffiness”. Bananas aren’t indicated in case of drastic diets, but if you want to lose weight in a healthy manner, don’t avoid these fruits that will fill you up with energy all day long.
We thought we’d propose 7 banana menus that you can try at any time!
1) Typical breakfast
Begin the day with a nutrient and vitamin-rich breakfast! Put a handful of whole cereal, a low-fat yoghurt (with fruit if you prefer) and a sliced banana in a bowl. Add some raisins and a pinch of mint. This breakfast has 350 calories and is perfect for an entire day of energy!
2) Delicious smoothie
Put a chopped banana in a blender, add low-fat yoghurt, milk and cinnamon. Blend them well and you’ll get a delicious smoothie that will brighten up your day!
3) Lunch with Banana
Caribbean soup: In a pot put an onion, a garlic clove, a carrot and stir-fry for 2 minutes in a spoon of olive oil. Add some lemon juice, chicken soup or vegetable soup (even water), savoury, a laurel leaf and boil. Then add small celery root, 2 green bananas, lentils or beans, chilli pepper and a hand of spaghetti. Boil for 25 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and add some green onion (chives), too.
4) Five o’clock tea
For the afternoon snack, I warmly recommend you a banana cake. You can choose from one of the following recipes:
Banana and Orange Juice Cake
Banana Cake without Eggs
Banana and Chocolate Cake
5) Dream dinner
For dinner I recommend you try Caribbean Chicken with Bananas: Marinate a chicken breast in a mix made of garlic, savoury, pepper, curry or paprika, lemon juice and salt. Leave in the fridge for a couple of hours. In a frying pan sauté an onion in olive oil, add the diced chicken breast, two peeled tomatoes and jalapeno. You can also add some peanuts and two sliced bananas to this dish and serve with fresh parsley!
6) A replenishing dish for your children
Banana rice pudding: 2-3 bananas are put in a high pot with 2 spoons of honey, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg, add water and let to boil for 10 minutes. Then add a cup of rice and a cup of milk and leave to boil for another 10 minutes. The pudding is served hot!
7) An unforgettable evening
For an unforgettable evening, you can prepare a banana-based exotic cocktail: In a blender put some strawberries (or any berries), 2 bananas, some water, coco flakes, rum, maple syrup or grenadine. Blend them until you get a thick cream. Serve with mint or strawberries!