Enjoy the Cold with a Delicious Banana Shake

Enjoy the Cold with a Delicious Banana Shake

The weather is fair, but it is winter time. It is cold outside. Oranges are in season, and I love them, but I am thinking of another fruit. It does not grow in Utah, except indoors (I saw a banana tree at Thanksgiving Point,) but it is available in grocery stores. It is the banana. I love bananas!

Ketogenic Diet

Since last June I have been experimenting with the ketogenic diet, which is the rage right now. I learned that my body does not agree with a diet so high in fat. The high percentage of fat gives me frequent nausea, which I cannot get used to, and I cannot get it to go away, unless I eat carbohydrates. So I changed my diet to 55% fat, 30% carbohydrate, and 15% protein–half-way between the ketogenic diet and the Zone. After a couple of meals with this ratio, I noticed a feeling of well-being, even joy, after eating, that I missed while on a high-fat diet.

I joyfully put bananas back in my diet. Bananas are the most popular fruit in the United States. They are available year round. Although you may think they are not suitable for dieting, due to their starch and sugar content, think again. They have a low glycemic index of 54. Combining with fat and protein in a shake lowers the glycemic index of the meal even more. We mix bananas with plenty of water when we make them into a shake, which lowers their overall caloric density.

Banana Shake

Bananas are a great idea anyway. They are rich in potassium, magnesium, and other phytonutrients. They are delicious and easy-to-use. A banana shake is a great way to start your morning.

Easy Banana Shake

(55% fat, 30% net carbs, 15% protein)
one (4.6 ounces)
frozen banana
.6 ounces
vanilla Orgain organic protein powder
1 ounce
.25 ounce
organic chia seeds
8 grams
coconut oil
.6 grams
vanilla powder
.25 teaspoon (or less)
stevia powder
Stevia is probably not necessary, depending on the size of your sweet tooth.

Blend until smooth in a Vitamix or heavy-duty blender. Enjoy.

This recipe is rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin K, vitamin E, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6.

1 thought on “Enjoy the Cold with a Delicious Banana Shake”

  1. A stem of bananas consists of “hands”, which consist of 10 to 20 bananas.  When a hand is split, the bananas become “clusters”, which generally consist of between three to eight bananas

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