Bananas and pumpkin are “friends” that go together arm in arm. Bananas are great for your overall health.They are good for your heart,packed with potassium, a mineral electrolyte that keeps electricity flowing throughout your body, which is required to keep your heart beating. Bananas high potassium and low sodium content may also help protect your cardiovascular system against high blood pressure, according to the FDA.
On the other side,pumpkin is one of the best-known sources of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant known to give orange vegetables and fruits their vibrant color and which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Consuming foods rich in beta-carotene may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer,offer protection against asthma and heart disease, and delay aging and body degeneration.
They are also good in fighting depression and mood,weight loss,digestion,vision,bones,cancer etc.The list go on and on.
Here is one good,tasty and healthy smoothie recipe!
Bananas And Pumpkin Smoothie
- 1/3 cup pureed pumpkin
- 2/3 cup soy milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon agave syrup
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- Small handful of kale(optional)
- 2-3 ice cubes
- One scoop of your favorite protein powder(optional)
Enjoy the powerful antioxidants in the pumpkin and cinnamon, along with the fiber and protein of chia, calcium of soy milk and potassium from the banana!