Resistant Starch I Banana Bread Smoothie

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There is more research being done for the health benefits surrounding resistant starch, so let’s learn a little bit more about it:

What is resistant starch?
A type of starch that is fermented in the gut that feeds the good bacteria.

Some benefits of resistant starch?
– Feelings of fullness and more long-term energy
– Consistent blood glucose levels through lower glycemic impact
– Prevents constipation
– Decreases cholesterol
– Lowers the risk of colon cancer

Foods high in resistant starch:
– Green bananas
– Peas
– Beans
– Lentils
– Cooked and cooled:
Whole grains
Potatoes
Rice
Pasta
Corn

Information gathered & adapted from:
https://hopkinsdiabetesinfo.org/what-is-resistant-starch/

 

Banana Bread Smoothie

Ingredients
2 bananas, peeled, sliced and frozen
1 cup almondmilk or milk of choice
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (uncooked)
1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, store-bought or homemade
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of ground nutmeg
pinch of salt
(optional: 1 teaspoon maple syrup, if you’d like a sweeter smoothie)

Preparation

1. Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. Serve immediately.

Serves about: 1 person

Nutrition Information:
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Recipe adapted from:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/banana-bread-smoothie-recipe/

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