A frozen banana is a yummy, heart-healthy alternative to ice cream. One banana contains 23 percent of the recommended daily value of potassium, an electrolyte essential for heart function. Studies have linked diets high in potassium to a decreased risk of both high blood pressure and stroke.
Make this sweet treat even healthier by topping it with antioxidant-rich blueberries and omega-3 enriched walnuts.
2 medium-sized frozen bananas
1/2 cup (125 mL) skim milk
1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
To freeze bananas: place unpeeled, whole bananas in the freezer for approximately 24 hours. Use a knife to cut away peel when ready to use.
Place frozen bananas in blender. Add skim milk and vanilla. Blend until thick and creamy.
Each serving contains: 132 calories; 3 g protein; 1 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 30 g carbohydrates; 3 g fibre; 66 mg sodium
source: "Snack Time", alive #352, February 2012
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