Bananas: The Magical Fruit

My mom was right when she said bananas are the magical fruit, and apparently they also help with stopping hunger pains. A banana is loaded with Resistant Starch (RS), a healthy carb that fills you up and helps to boost your metabolism.

Here are some tasty ways to work this magical fruit into your diet, courtesy of Health.com.

Banana "Ice Cream"
Peel, slice, and freeze 1 small banana. Place frozen banana pieces in a blender with 3 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk; blend until thick. Top with 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts.

Broiled Bananas
Slice 1 peeled banana in half lengthwise. Put banana pieces, cut sides up, on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle the banana pieces with 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and broil on high until the sugar bubbles and the bananas brown (about 2–3 minutes). After broiling, sprinkle with cinnamon —or drizzle with 1 teaspoon of rum for an extra-special treat.

Coffee and Banana Smoothie
Place 1 sliced peeled banana, 1 cup 1% low-fat milk, 1/2 cup of cold back coffee, 2 teaspoons of sugar, and 1/2 cup ice in a blender. Blend until smooth—and enjoy.