Calling all banana lovers! Do you know how many calories you’re consuming when you throw a banana in your smoothie or grab one before you leave for work?
One medium-size banana contains about 105 calories with 27 grams of carbs—this is similar to servings of apples and pears. Shocked? Yeah, we were too. But does that make this delicious yellow fruit unhealthy?
No way! While bananas contain complex carbohydrates, they are also full of potassium and vitamins B-6 and C. These babies are nutritional power houses! Any avid runner will tell you that munching on a banana before working on their stride is ideal. This is because they offer the boost of energy needed to power through a workout without weighing the body down.
Now that you’re probably craving some banana-centered, why not try one of our favorite smoothies—the Peanut Butter Banana Weight Loss Smoothie? It won’t disappoint!
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