Fruit nutrition is something to pay close attention to. Don’t just look at fruit as a way to lower calories to lose weight. Instead dig a little deeper and you will find that fruits offer some healthy snack recipes. For instance, did you know that bananas have a lot of B6, which helps to regulate blood glucose levels and a banana calms the stomach and with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels? Or, that pears, are good for diabetics because its sweetness is supplied in large part by levulose, fruit sugar that is more easily tolerated. It is ok to “google” and learn about healthy snack ideas, and here is a healthy smoothie recipe you might like to try tomorrow.
In your favorite blender mix:
1 cup of frozen banana chunks
1 pear, cored and cut in chunks (you can keep the skin on)
4-6 ice cubes
1 Tbsp. Chia seed
Add the ice cubes one at a time until your smoothie is the consistency you like best. And, if you need (or want) to make your smoothie sweeter you can add a packet of artificial sweetener or a tablespoon of honey.
Also, with smoothies, it is very easy to turn these healthy snack recipes into nutrition powerhouses just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.