Banana Shake Photo by: Quentin Bacon

Banana Shake

Need a Resistant Starch shortcut? Eat a banana. It's the secret reason this shake is such a slimming way to start your morning. If you're not a breakfast eater, shakes are also an easy way to get the Resistant Starch you need without feeling stuffed.

Resistant Starch: 4.7g

Health AUGUST 2010

  • Yield: 1 serving (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Total: 5 Minutes


  • 1 banana
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup ice


1. Place all ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.

Variations: Banana Shake Plus: Add 2 teaspoons ground flaxseed. Banana-Cocoa Shake: Add 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa. Banana-Berry Shake: Add 1/4 cup berries (any variety).

Carb Star: Bananas 4.7 to 12.5 grams of Resistant Starch per serving, depending on ripeness Bananas are your richest source of Resistant Starch, with ripe ones offering 4.7 grams of the fat flusher and less ripe (slightly green) bananas containing a whopping 12.5 grams. They are also rich in appetite-suppressing fiber (with 3 grams per 1 medium banana) and contain the amino acid tryptophan, which is converted into the calming brain chemical serotonin to relax and improve your mood.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 300
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbohydrate: 57g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 170mg

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Banana Shake Recipe