Bananas, a Noom green food, are an awesome super fruit packed with good-for-you nutrients. Bananas are high in potassium, fiber, and antioxidants, and are known to reduce swelling, protect against developing type 2 diabetes, aid in weight loss, strengthen the nervous system and help with production of white blood cells (thanks to super vitamin B6).
While most people eat them raw, there are a plethora of ways to prepare this sweet fruit. Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, mid-afternoon snack, or healthy dessert, you can create all three from this heart-healthy pantry staple.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie via Gimme Some Oven
This delicious smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Combining bananas, greek yogurt, and peanut butter, this thick smoothie is packed with fill-you-up protein that will give you lasting energy. Plus, it takes only 5 minutes to make! (Want it extra chilly? Use frozen bananas instead of room temperature.)
Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal via Southern In Law
This sugar-free recipes contains only seven ingredients! Make it the night before and let it chill in the fridge overnight — that way you can eat it warm or cool, whatever you prefer. Get creative and make this recipe your own by adding your own toppings and mix-ins. Yum!
Greek Yogurt Banana Oat Bread via Chelsea’s Messy Apron
This light banana and oat bread’s secret ingredient is plain greek yogurt which gives the bread a creamy texture. Perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack, this tasty bread is best when it comes out of the oven. Use bananas that are almost all the way brown for best results.
Clean Eating Banana Wrap via The Gracious Pantry
This recipe is so simple, even the newest chefs could create it. Mix in your favorite toppings like chia seeds, strawberries, no-sugar-added jam, or sliced almonds to add texture to the delicious mixture of peanut butter and banana.
Baked Banana Chips via Naturally Ella
This inventive recipe takes the grocery store staple (that can be loaded with sugar and bad-for-you additives) and creates a clean eating snack using only bananas and lemon juice. After bananas are sliced, they are baked until just right giving you a perfectly crisp chip.
Banana Split Bars via Skinny Taste
These heart-healthy bars are the perfect late-afternoon snack, great for getting your energy up when it might be waning. Filled with protein-rich quinoa, filling oats, and healthy-fat nuts, these bars are packed with nutrients that your body will love — and they taste good, too!
Two Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream via Two Peas and their Pod
This amazing recipe is almost too good to be true. Consisting of only TWO ingredients — bananas and peanut butter — this creamy recipe clocks in at only 150 calories a pop! Make sure to freeze the bananas ahead of time to create the perfect consistency.
Banana Cream Pie Smoothie via Baker By Nature
This thick and creamy smoothie tastes just like a slice of banana cream pie — without the guilt afterwards! Filled with good-for-you ingredients like bananas, greek yogurt, and almond milk, this smoothie gets an extra boost of flavor from vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon.