Elders often tend to remind us the ageless proverb ‘health is wealth’ which actually stands to make us realize that good health is the most precious gift that we all should be blessed with. Our health condition gets better with our eating habits and if we include fruits in our daily diet then it would be the greatest idea ever to remain fit and fine. Fruits contain necessary vitamins, minerals, calcium and water, so we must depend on fruits most of the time. For example banana is such a fruit that is rich in vital minerals; it contains potassium that maintains water levels in the body. This fruit has gained immense popularity world wide as it contains very low fat and low calories but full of fiber, potassium, and vitamins, like B6 and C. Banana has a flavorsome taste that attracts all. People who do not prefer to have fruits they also go for bananas sometimes. So instead of other foodstuff it is always a good option to go for banana for a healthy start of the day.
Celebrating National Banana Day on 19th April actually help us to keep in mind that we must go for this savory fruit for good health every day. Let’s find out some of the mouth-watering recipes that can be made with banana :
Banana bread is tasty delight that will bring smile on every face. Mix mashed bananas and condensed milk in a bowl and make smooth mixture. Now add some maida or wheat flour to it and stir again to make the batter. Then take a loaf pan and spread some oil, pour the mixture into it, and then bake it at 180 degree Celsius for 25 to 30 minutes. Once done, wait till the time it cools down and then serve .
Banana smoothie is a very common name in every household and a popular breakfast item. Just pour some milk, bananas, peanut butter, and cinnamon powder and sugar into a mixer and blend it nicely. Pour the mixture into a glass, garnish with banana pieces, and ice cream.
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Banana tea is perhaps the name that many are not aware about. It is so delicious and enjoyable and healthy drink. Boil some water in a pan and in the meantime, cut a banana into slices with its peel on. Add these slices into the boiling water and keep boiling until the peel starts coming off naturally. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and little sugar, brew it more, and then serve.
Banana chips are very popular and people from Kerala have the expertise to make so tasty and crispy banana chips. Cut banana slices and put them into a mixture of salt, turmeric, and water for five minutes. After marinating, drain the liquid and put the slices in a pan with hot oil. Fry them until they turn golden brown and then place them on tissue paper so that the oil gets absorbed. Sprinkle some salt and chili powder, and cool them down.
This is a lip smacking recipe and not so hard to make. Take some cream and chocolate and then add some cold-pressed virgin coconut oil and honey to it. Stir well until the sauce becomes smooth and sticky and then pour it into a glass. Now peel a banana, cut it into slices, dip those in the sauce. freeze for three hours. Serve it with liquid chocolate spread on it.