Vegan recipes

Miracle banana smoothie

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What is so miraculous about this smoothie? Apart from its great taste, it can help with stomach problems or simply serve as a healthy, filling meal.

OVERVIEW

Serves: 1
Preparation time: 5 M
Difficulty: easy

INGREDIENTS

2 bananas
200 ml of water
handful of almonds (soaked)
2 brazil nuts (soaked)
2 teaspoons of ground flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
a knife point of vanilla powder
pinch of sea salt
pinch of pepper
optional: some papaya seeds, left-over fruit seeds, for example: apple or grapefruit seeds

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend them – that’s it!! Add more or less water for the consistency that you would like to have.

I always like to soak nuts before I eat / process them as they are easier to digest like that. The almonds provide important magnesium that the female body especially needs during that time of the month. Brazil nuts are the best selenium food source in the world and high in protein, fiber, thiamine, copper and magnesium! Flax seeds are known as one of the richest sources of essential omega-3 fatty acids. Cinnamon and turmeric add anti-inflammatory properties to this health-weapon!

Papaya seeds are known to be very salutary, especially as they fight parasites (most people in the western world have those without knowing it!), bacteria and even viruses.

As I don’t like to throw away food, I always keep the edible seeds of the fruit I prepare. I soak them over night and then just add them to my smoothies as an extra health booster.

NUTRITION FACTS:

Bananas: high in potassium and pectin | rich in magnesium and vitamins C and B6 | high in antioxidants  | research has shown that the levels of nutrients rise in bananas as they ripen. Bananas with dark spots are more effective in enhancing the power of white blood cells than green-skin bananas.

Flaxseed: source of essential omega-3 fatty acids | have around one hundred times more cancer-fighting lignans than other foods | helpful against breast and prostate cancers | control cholesterol, triglyceride, and blood sugar levels | reduce inflammation | successfully treat constipation

Papaya seeds: In traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine, papaya seeds are used to detoxify and strengthen the liver | have a strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect on your digestive system | improve protein digestion and prevent problems like constipation
NOTE: Pregnant women shouldn’t eat papaya seeds and they temporarily but greatly reduce a man’s fertility!

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Born and raised in the beautiful Tegernsee region in Bavaria, I grew up in the midst of mountains. After my studies in art history I have been working in the art business for years and became a trained mountain guide in 2013. Every free minute I spend either outdoors - hiking, biking, skitouring and running - or around the world, traveling foreign countries. On peaknomad.com, I am sharing my travel and hiking experiences as well as daily stories about a healthy, happy and mindful lifestyle.

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