Monday, May 14, 2012

Strawberry Banana Delight....

For me Fruit=taste+flavour+nutrition+satiety!

Fruits are readily available and good source of vitamins and minerals A fruit will boost you instantly. It is something which can quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger at the same time,specially in summer,Fruits are guardian angels for all the busy bees. Since its handy they can be eaten even on the move.

Fruits are meant to be nutritious and are our sole companion which makes them our best friends! When it comes to the uses of fruits, it is never-ending! Fruits give you all the essential nutrients and are rich in vitamins like C and A.

Hence try to include them in your daily diet....I love fruits unconditionally...especially strawberries so you will find many recipes in my blog are related to strawberries...Hence Iam trilled on seeing this theme...This is my contribution to event Bon vivant#4-Fruit recipes...hosted by sumee...Thanks for this superb event...Hugs to you, sumee...

Strawberries, the small red fruits clad in scarlet red, dotted with tiny seeds and wearing green little caps, make one of the most deliciously attractive fruits on Earth!

Interestingly, strawberries are not fruits. They are enlarged receptacles of the flowers and are hence known as a secondary fruit.Strawberry is the only berry that has seeds on its external surface. The other berries have seeds inside. A single strawberry has 200 tiny seeds. They are also the first ones to ripen in spring.Strawberries used to be the darling of spring's transition into summer, with local varieties only available for the month of June. But now, with farm-fresh produce available year-round, you can enjoy this fruit anytime your strawberry-shaped heart desires.

Strawberries are low in fat content and calorie. They are rich in vitamin C, fiber, folic acid as well as potassium. They can reduce the risk of cancers and heart attacks. Strawberry intake helps in the reduction of systolic blood pressure. Fresh juice from strawberry pulp helps in recovering from fever. Strawberry juice, if combined with honey can reduce inflammation. It has a curative effect on sunburns.

Heart-shaped and as juicy as a good love story, a bright-red strawberry is a natural symbol of love.Thus Strawberries have since long been associated with love. Some consider strawberries as a symbol of Venice, the Goddess of Love. During the olden days, newlyweds were served strawberries. During the medieval times, strawberry designs were painted on altars and pillars of churches to symbolize righteousness. Some believe that on splitting a double strawberry into two and sharing it with the opposite sex may lead you to fall in love with him/her! A recent survey has revealed that those who love strawberries are of a fun-loving nature while those who hate strawberries are weird morons. You love strawberries, don't you?

Also bananas has wide applications in our life...

Bananas consist mainly of sugars (glucose, fructose and sucrose) and fiber, which makes them ideal for an immediate and slightly prolonged source of energy.

Bananas contain tryptophan, an aminoacid that can be converted to serotonin, leading to improved mood thereby reduces depression.

Bananas are relatively high in iron, which helps the body’s hemoglobin function.

Due to their content in fiber, they help restore a normal bowel function. They also contain pectin, a soluble fiber (hydrocolloid) that can help normalize movement through the digestive tract.

Banana plays major role in Eyesight Protection.Bananas are an exceptionally rich source of fructooligosaccharide, a compound that nourishes probiotic (friendly) bacteria in the colon.

In addition, green bananas contain indigestible short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that are very nutrient to the cells that make up the mucosa of the stomach. These cells, when healthy, absorb calcium much more efficiently consumption of whole fruits and vegetables, especially bananas, is highly protective tokidney health. It has ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn,try eating a banana for soothing relief.Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood-sugar levels up and avoid
morning sickness.

Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. They contain vitamins B6 and B12 they contain, as well as potassium and magnesium: these substances help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

This is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicle cases. It also helps reduce acidity and reduces irritation. Bananas stimulate the cells on the internal stomach lining to produce a thicker mucus (which protects against acid).

Additionally, bananas contain protease inhibitors that help eliminate bacteria in the stomach that have been pinpointed as a primary cause of ulcers.

Bananas are high in B vitamins that have been shows to improve nerve function.

Many people report that rubbing the inside of a banana peel on a mosquito bite is very effective in reducing itching and swelling.

Bananas are high in potassium, which helps normalize the hearthbeat and regulate the body’s water balance. During periods of high stress, our body’s potassium levels tend to be rapidly depleted: eating bananas is a healthy way to rebalance them without using drugs eating bananas as part
of a regular diet can reduce the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%.

seeing these many benefits of banana I can say that..

Instead of eating an apple each day for optimum health, the adage should state that a banana each day keeps the doctor away.

There's nothing any simpler than this...It is refreshing and easy to make and super quick...


Time required:10 minutes

4 strawberries
1/2 cup milk
1 ripe banana
2 tbsp strawberry yogurt
5-6 ice cubes
1 tbsp sugar or 1/2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp of whipped cream
2 scoops of french vanilla ice-cream

1Using a blender grind strawberries
2.Peel banana and break it up
3 Add milk,banana,yogurt and whipped cream to above mix.
2.Ice blend it until perfectly smooth that is blend it to perfect consistency.
3.Add sugar or honey if required
4.blend it for 1 more min
5.Place mixture in glass and add scoop of french vanilla on it.
5 Immediately serve it as if kept for long time banana may turn black in color and ice-cream will also start melting.
So enjoy.....

1 comment:

  1. Wow.. Loved reading your very very informative post Supriya. Very nice smoothie, delight indeed. Thnx so much for linking them up.