Bananas are probably one of the most popular fruits around the world, because of the nutrients they provide us with and delicious flavor! Eating them can be as easy as just taking one out of the bunch or in a more elaborated recipe you can try their soft sweet taste with many different ingredients. They are definitely a source of power vitamins. But, what is inside a banana?
Potassium is an important mineral for preggo moms to eat since it can help with symptoms like morning sickness (or nausea in general) and it gives an energy boost when you feel tired because you didn’t sleep well.
Also, bananas have high amounts of vitamin B6 and C, which is not only good for the mom but also for the baby she carries. Vitamin B6 helps your baby’s central nervous system to develop and grow, while vitamin C improves your immune system and helps prevent many scary diseases for the future.
Finally, out of the other nutrients in bananas, manganese is a really important one (and usually not really cared about), since it keeps our metabolism running fast and smooth and helps our bones structure and growth.
Have a look at this week’s 3 featured recipes, click on each link and fight back your Hungry Mom moments with their deliciousness:
- Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas – a simple and chocolatey way for enjoying your daily dose of bananas. The secret for them is hidden entirely in the prep method, check out the Girl Makes Food blog and get in the making of some banana pops!
- Banana Split Energy Balls – a wholesome and savory snack to have at home. Use oats, nuts, nut butter and dried fruits to make these babies with Destination Delish‘s recipe (find how to make strawberries and chocolate balls too!)
- Fried Bananas / Prito Saging – an addictive snack ready in less than 10 minutes. An important part of any banana recipe is choosing the right fruit, not overripe nor mushy, just perfect. Visit The Hungry Giant and learn how to prepare this crunchy recipe.