Banana-Walnut Bliss

Get energized for a workout with this banana smoothie. According to research published in the online scientific journal PLoS One, consuming a banana during a workout is as beneficial as a sports drink. Plus, bananas provide antioxidants, potassium and other nutritional benefits.

Best Health magazine, March/April 2013; Image: Tracy Shumate


2 cups (500 mL) skim milk
1 large banana
1 Tbsp (15 mL) honey
1/4 tsp (1 mL) vanilla extract
Handful walnut pieces (or 7 halves)


Blend all ingredients together.


Serves two. Per serving: 227 calories, 10 g protein, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 37 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 5 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium


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