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


Credit: Quentin Bacon

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5 mins
5 mins
1 serving (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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 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.


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Nutrition Facts

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