Healthy Foods After Gum Surgery: Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake

Healthy Foods After Gum Surgery: Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake

Who doesn't like peanut butter and banana? Bananas are one of the most widely consumed foods in the world for good reason.  Packed with Potassium, bananas can help reduce blood pressure due to the vasodilative effects of Potassium.  And the protein from the peanut butter gives your body the amino acids that are much needed for tissue repair following surgery.

The combination of protein and carbs in this recipe is a winner for after-surgery nutrition.

Ingredients:

1 cup yogurt (such as almond, coconut, or plain)

1 ripe banana, peeled

1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or soy, or cow's)

1/3 cup peanut butter (or nut or seed butter of your choice)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

(Yields 4 servings)

 

Directions:

Process the banana and yogurt in a blender until smooth. Add the milk, peanut butter, and cinnamon. Process until very smooth

Per Serving: 234 calories; 16g fat; 13g protein; 14g carbohydrates; 3g dietary fiber; 2mg cholesterol; 116mg sodium.

Recipe taken from The 150 Healthiest 15-minute Recipes on Earth by Jonny Bowden

Picture courtesy of Recipeshubs.com

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