Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Banana Split Smoothie

I have been having great fun creating new and yummy smoothie desserts all December.  It is so nutritious and delicious and beats reaching out for unhealthy processed desserts.  I enjoyed this one for fact....I had two very large glasses....hmmm!  These smoothies are energising and will make your skin glow!

I was in the mood for something with strawberries, so I decided to create a banana split smoothie.  Here is the recipe:


1 banana
4 strawberries
1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds & flax seeds (optional for extra nutrition)
4 tablespoons of coconut milk
1 glass of ice cold water (250ml)

Instructions: Blend all ingredients and pour into a big glass and garnish with some strawberry.  This serves one person.  If you wish to make for two people, double up on banana, strawberries, coconut milk and add another glass of water. *Try to source organic ingredients 

Enjoy the benefits of:

Bananas: potassium for nerve and muscle function. Vitamin C boosts immune system and cell health. Vitamin B6 to grow new cells. Manganese for bone health and metabolism. Fibre for digestion.  Iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus, vitamins A and E, folate, carotene and choline. Trace amounts of amino acids. Carbohydrates for energy.

Strawberries:  fights wrinkles, promotes eye health, healthy hair, improves complexion.  Good for heart and bone health. High in vitamin C rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, boosts memory, regulates blood pressure.

Sunflower seeds: controls cell damage, strong bones. Vitamin e combats UV rays, keeps skin youthful. An enemy of cancer, it eases all inflammation.  Lowers bad cholesterol preventing heart attack.

Flax seeds:  vitamin B, magnesium, potassium, manganese, phosphorous, iron, copper.  High in omega 3's, fires up metabolism and burns fat. Pulls debris out bowels. Potent anti-inflammatory with anti-oxidants.  Rich in lignans - phytoestrogens that protect against cancer. Anti-viral and anti-bacterial.

Coconut Milk:  Reduces kidney stones, reduces food cravings, enzymes aid digestion, soothes urinary tract infections, kills intestinal worms. Rich in vitamins B1, B3, B5 and B6, C, E and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorous. Full of electrolytes. Boosts metabolism and aids weight loss.

Try it out and let me know what you think friends.


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