Banana has a great source of potassium. Potassium is important for muscle function, including contraction. No wonder athletes and body builders eat lots of banana. And apparently, I should eat more too, to help reduce night leg cramps, a common complaint for pregnant women in their third trimester. It’s also crucial for cardiac, skeletal and digestive health.
Banana not only contains potassium, it also contains magnesium and malic acid, which may be beneficial in reducing our muscle pain and tenderness. They also help your body produce energy. I didn’t know that banana contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 as well. Now this is a must-have food for my son, who hates fish… However, 1 medium to large banana a day is more than enough as banana has high fructose (similar to sugar) content too. I was told by my ex-colleague that her acquaintance’s diabetic condition was as a result of overly high fruits intake, actually solely apples, as part of his dieting program….
This ice-cream is something that I would make when we have too many mangoes and bananas at home, leaving them to rot if we can’t finish them on time. It is also a good practice to be more frugal and reduce food wastage. Definitely one of the children’s favourite food.
1 large mango, cut into small pieces and freeze.
2 large bananas, cut into small pieces and freeze.
150ml plain yogurt or Greek yogurt, pour into an ice-cube tray to freeze.
Good chance to sneak Greek yogurt into the children’s diet, as the yogurt does not taste palatable to them.
1 tablespoon of honey (if desired).
Over-ripe bananas (as we cannot finish them) tend to be quite sweet and we are happy to do without sweetener.
Pour all the ingredients into blender, turn to ice-cream function and blend.
If you are also using Blendtec like me, I wouldn’t suggest doing this after 9pm. The noise from the blender may not be welcomed by your next-door neighbor.