Now, here’s something to keep everyone healthy, a delicious and nutritious banana and blueberry lassi cum smoothie recipe from our long-term consultant, George Dorgan, who organises our Babur Tasting Group along with many other things for Babur.
Bananas contain potassium, vitamins C and B6, antioxidants, carotenoids and tryptophan and these can improve heart health, fight against oxidative stress, lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes, lower the risk of asthma, promote digestive health and can improve athletic performance.
Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, are high in potassium and vitamin C and can lower your risk of heart disease and cancer and are an anti-inflammatory. Nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger are antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-depressant and may benefit heart health and improve blood sugar control and can reduce insulin resistance.
Ingredients and method:
½ pint of milk (preferably skimmed)
1 over-ripe banana (liberally freckled with brown spots)
2 or 3 tablespoons of yoghurt
small handful of blueberries
pinch of ground cinnamon, powdered ginger and a few good gratings of fresh nutmeg
Blend at high speed for 30 seconds and drink right away. It will be a bright purple – the best time to drink it – and the colour will soon start to fade.
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