Banana & Mint Smoothie
Banana & Mint Smoothie - Best Breakfast Recipe:
Green shakes- I know that the very thought of them make you cringe. That is probably why we never used to finish our greens as kids! Coming back to green shakes and smoothies, you need not worry, they taste better than they seem to be!! Moreover, they help you burn extra calories!! You may ask why not green juices instead of smoothies? The answer to that is fibre. Yes, green smoothies and shakes have good fibre content unlike juices. So they are a complete food. Coming to the taste part, they won’t taste good if they have just greens. The trick involved here is maintaining a perfect proportion of veggies and fruits. The flavour of the green smoothie or shake is dominated by fruits. You can make your smoothie or shake with 60% green veggies and 40% fruits.
Mint leaves – 1/3 cup
The health benefits of mint include the following: Digestion: Mint is a great appetizer or palate cleanser, and it promotes digestion. It also soothes stomachs in cases of indigestion or inflammation. ..
Lemon juice- ½ lemon
The two biggest are lemons' strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and their use as a weight loss aid because lemon juice aids digestion and also keeps your metabolism humming.
Bananas- 2 to 3
Bananas contain fiber and resistant starch, which support weight loss. They’re also a nutritious, low-energy-density food, which is good for dropping pounds. And they don't live up to their once bad reputation of being a diet-wrecking fruit to avoid. But whether they’re good for weight loss comes down to calories. You should set your daily calorie goal to ensure healthy weight loss and must include the calories from bananas as part of your total daily intake.
Grated ginger – 1/2 tsp
Ginger is used for weight loss as it increases metabolism, stimulates circulation and excretion of toxins from the body.
Soaked raisins- 1 tbsp
They make ideal diet during the weight loss program and are essential for this breakfast recipe, only because they are substitutes of sugar. A raisin for weight loss diet is workable when you eat the same with adequate exercise. You need extra energy when you work out hard to shed off excessive body weight. Raisins are good source of energy. Raisins are loaded with natural sugars called glucose and fructose. These natural sugars transform into energy while providing the required amount of vigor for working hard. In addition to the natural sugars, raisins are good combinations of vitamins and minerals. These vitamins help together supply energy from the cells to the muscles
Crush the mint leaves along with lemon juice in a blender.
Add bananas and blend well.
Add the other ingredients to it and blend.
Pour in water if needed. Have it chilled.