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

Recipe by Health August 2010

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Credit: Quentin Bacon

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Yield:
1 serving (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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 7 to 5 grams of Resistant Starch per serving, depending on ripeness Bananas are your richest source of Resistant Starch, with ripe ones offering 7 grams of the fat flusher and less ripe (slightly green) bananas containing a whopping 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.

Source

The CarbLovers Diet

Nutrition Facts

300 calories; fat 4g; saturated fat 2.5g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 0g; protein 14g; carbohydrates 57g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 20mg; sodium 170mg.
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