Immune-boosting red banana smoothie

Immune-boosting red banana smoothie

Immune-boosting red banana smoothie

Red bananas are a delicious winter fruit with a raspberry-like taste. You can find them in the winter months at your local supermarket. Make sure to select fruits with a deep purple color, which indicates that the red banana is ripe.

Let’s take a look at the ingredients in this immune-boosting red banana smoothie:

Almond milk:
They are excellent sources of calcium, vitamin E, folic acid, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Almonds are natural powerhouses and have shown benefits in lowering cholesterol, brain health, heart health, weight loss, and more. It is the perfect base for this immune-boosting red banana smoothie.

Oats:
They are high in dietary fiber, which is great for maintaining a healthy digestive system. Dr. Andrew Weil recommends steel cut oats, because they digest more slowly, and have a lower glycemic index. Foods with a low glycemic index do not cause spikes in the blood sugar. Oats add a nice texture to this immune-boosting red banana smoothie.

Red bananas:
The main ingredients in this immune-boosting red banana smoothie are high in potassium, just like regular bananas. Potassium helps control the electrical activity of the heart, and helps build muscle. Red bananas are also high in the immune-boosting vitamin C.

Process the following ingredients in a blender:

1 cup of almond milk
1 red banana
1/2 cup of steel cut oats, cooked

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this immune-boosting red banana smoothie!

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REFERENCES:
1. “What Fruits & Vegetables Are In Season during Winter?Fruits Veggies More Matters. Fruits Veggies More Matters, n.d. Web. 04 Jan. 2015.
2. “Potassium in Diet: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia.” U.S National Library of Medicine. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 04 Jan. 2015.
3. “Why Steel Cut Oatmeal?WEIL. Dr. Andrew Weil, 18 Mar. 2010. Web. 04 Jan. 2015.

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