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Bananas

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Raspberries

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Oranges

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Kiwi

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Pomegranates

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Blueberries

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Grapefruit

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Tangerines

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Avocado

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Tomatoes

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Eggplant

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Swiss chard

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Mushrooms

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Kale

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Broccoli Sprouts

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Fennel

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Garlic

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Sweet potatoes

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Beets

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Spinach

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Cauliflower

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Collard greens

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Onions

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Winter Squash

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Tuna

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Sardines

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Anchovies

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Salmon

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Poultry (Dark Meat)

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Whole Wheat Bread

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Quinoa

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Hemp Seeds

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Rolled Oats

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Kamut

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Lentils

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Farro

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Walnuts

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Almonds

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Chia Seeds

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Flaxseeds

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Eggs

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Kefir

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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2% Greek Yogurt

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Coconut Oil

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Olive Oil

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Cumin

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Turmeric

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Cinnamon

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Rooibos Tea

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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Red Wine

Why they’re good for you: While this tropical fruit is an American favorite, bananas are actually classified as an herb, and the correct name of a “bunch” of bananas is a “hand.” Technicalities aside, bananas are an excellent source of cardioprotective potassium. They’re an effective prebiotic, enhancing the body’s ability to absorb calcium, and they increase dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin – brain chemicals that counter depression.

Serving size: one medium banana

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 105
Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 14 g
Protein: 1.3 g

Recipe from Cooking Light: Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Ingredients
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup prepared quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup plain
2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup ice cubes

Preparation
Combine first 7 ingredients in a blender; pulse to combine. Add ice; process until smooth.

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