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3 (Healthy) Milkshake Recipes

Here's a great way to have dessert for breakfast, or any other time of the day. I always love it when I can have something that is sweet, without feeling the guilt of eating it, and these milkshake recipes fit that description exactly.

The great thing about these milkshakes are that you can dress them up or dress them down. When I'm making one for myself I tend to just drink them straight. If I'm making them for other people I'll put some coconut or soy whipped cream on them and top them off with coconut shreds, mint, cocoa powder and peanut butter.

These milkshakes are packed with nutrition, and that's what makes them so amazing.

We know the saying, "an apple a day can keep the doctor away." But how about bananas?

What are bananas good for?

Potassium.

Most everyone knows this. But why is that so important?

Well, potassium is excellent for helping to prevent cardiac disorders. Studies have shown that diets rich in potassium and low in sodium can help to prevent high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, stroke and even cancer.

It's the third most abundant mineral in the body, which is just behind calcium and phosphorus. Potassium is involved in processes of acid-base balance, muscular relaxation, and secretion of insulin in the pancreas.

Deficient. When a person is deficient in potassium muscle weakness and cardiac rhythm disorders may occur. Hypertension can also occur when there is a sodium-potassium imbalance, and sodium is predominant. When too much sodium is consumed in the diet, through rich meats, preserves, and salt-preserved foods, then an increase in potassium is needed.

Potassium is found in both plant and animal-based foods. The benefit of getting your potassium from natural fruits and vegetables is that they are low in sodium.

Banana: 92 calories, 1 g protein, 21 carbohydrates, 2.4g fiber, 0.48 g fat.

You want to make sure that when you're choosing green-yellow bananas. You want the banana to not have any spots on the peel before you freeze them. This is what gives the milkshake texture without allowing the milkshakes to have a banana taste.

Recipes:

Almond Joy Milkshake

1/2 cup Almond Silk Creamer

1/2 cup soy milk, or other milk alternative

2 frozen bananas

3 dates

2 Tbsp coconut flakes

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend for about 3-5 minutes until it's smooth and creamy.

Chocolate Peanutbutter Milkshake

1 cup soy milk, or other milk alternative

2 frozen bananas

3 dates

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 Tbsp peanut butter

Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend for about 3-5 minutes until it's smooth and creamy.

Strawberry Mint Milkshake

1 cup soy milk, or other milk alternative

2 frozen bananas

3 dates, pitted

1 cup frozen strawberries

5-7 leaves of fresh mint

Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend for about 3-5 minutes until it's smooth and creamy.

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