Today I’m going bananas for the healing power of bananas! They’re one of my all-time favorite foods and fortunately one of the most healing foods on the planet.
It’s amazing that something as simple as a banana can have such profound healing effects, especially when consumed on a daily basis.
Bananas are a great addition to smoothies and as a snack at any time of day. They’re creamy and satisfying and serve as a great replacement to unhealthier processed snack options, so eat as many bananas as you want!
Don’t Like Bananas?
If you don’t like them or find they don’t sit well with you, you can still experience the healing power of bananas by adding small amounts for starters to smoothies and work your way up gradually to a whole banana and continue from there.
Frozen bananas in particular are a great addition to smoothies and you may find the frozen texture more palatable than fresh.
Hidden Banana in Smoothie
In fact, check out the delicious Pumpkin Pie Smoothie I share below, based on a Medical Medium recipe I adjusted to accommodate for taste and texture issues in my own family.
This is a special treat and not meant to replace your daily superfood smoothie, which I’ll share about in a future post. I shared this recipe because I hear a lot from folks who don’t like the taste or texture of bananas and this smoothie is a fun and delicious way to experiment with working in more bananas.
My daughter especially can’t stand bananas and also doesn’t like finding the smallest specks of dates in her smoothies if I use those as a sweetener. Here I use pure maple syrup instead, a mineral-rich alternative. And guess what, she loves this smoothie. Score!
Remember that food truly is medicine, so if you have an adverse reaction to bananas, it’s most likely a healing response as the banana is literally killing pathogens on contact. Now your body now has that toxic debris to eliminate which can cause uncomfortable symptoms right away.
According to Life-Changing Foods, by Anthony William, just a few of the conditions bananas can help relieve are IBS, autoimmune disease, GERD, adrenal fatigue, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, depression, hemorrhoids, PTSD, shingles, anxiety, hypoglycemia, neuropathy, headaches, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, blood sugar imbalances, candida overgrowth and so many more!
So please enjoy this humble often overlooked fruit and comment below to let us know your favorite way to consume bananas and how many bananas you eat daily, we’d LOVE to hear from you!
P.S. In case you’re wondering, I eat about 4 – 6 bananas per day on average!
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- 2 frozen bananas, sliced
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree fresh or in a BPA free can
- 1/8 cup 100% dark maple syrup adjust more or less for desired sweetness
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp Ceylon cinnamon + more for topping
- 1 cup unsweetened whole coconut milk in a BPA free can - be sure to shake or stir well first
- 1 - 2 cups ice from filtered or spring water adjust for preferred texture
- Add all ingredients to blender, except the ice, and blend.
- Add ice and blend until desired texture is achieved.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired and serve immediately!