Bananas (3 lbs.)
Bananas are a great post-workout snack providing plenty of energy and lots of patassium for muscle recovery. They’re great for snacks, in cereals and for baking. Bananas also boast 5 times the vitamin A and iron found in apples.
The Convenient Snack
Bananas are full of nutrition. Offering plenty of vitamin A, this fruit offers a sweet taste. Bananas are an optional alternative to caffeine as a midday snack when you are feeling tired and sluggish as they offer natural sugars that fuel the body. Rich in potassium, bananas can be incorporated into dozens of recipes from desserts to breakfast and grab-and-go snacks.
What are Some Uses of Bananas?
Bananas are more than just a convenient snack that can be eaten anywhere. Slice one up and lay it on whole wheat toast with nut butter and a drizzle of honey for a delightful morning breakfast or post-gym snack. Add a few bananas to a smoothie for an extra boost of flavor and nutrients. This portable fruit is an ideal lunch box snack; slice them up and mix them with a few grapes for one easy-to-eat treat. Keep things simple and add slices of banana on top of a warm stack of pancakes or mix them into your warm morning bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar.
How to Dress Up Desserts With Bananas
For a healthy frozen treat, blend frozen bananas with fruit and nuts to create “nice” cream, a healthy alternative to ice cream. Make classic banana bread with bananas for a portable and healthy snack or get creative and dip bananas in chocolate and toss them in the freezer for a sweet summer treat. Get really indulgent and use frozen bananas as a tasty base in milkshakes; toss in a few chocolate chips and milk and you have one indulgent dessert. Experiment with your baking skills and make a no-bake banana cheesecake. There are many ways to get creative with this simple and versatile fruit.