A Healthy Snack to Lose 5 Pounds Fast

Recipe: Banana Berry Dream

Ingredients: (Serves 2. Each serving: 1 cup.)

  • 1 banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp nonfat light vanilla yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp whole almonds or pecans


Directions: (Ready in 10 Min.)

  1. Divide the bananas and strawberries between 2 serving dishes.
  2. Top each with yogurt and almonds.
  3. Serve immediately.

Key Benefits:
Bananas are perfect for people trying to reduce or maintain body weight through a healthy diet. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, B6, potassium and dietary fiber. Bananas have an incredible fat-free combination of healthy energy, nutrients, and dietary fiber.

Strawberries can increase the production of a hormone that stimulates your metabolic process and reduces your food cravings. They can slow the digestion of starchy foods to limit the rise of blood glucose that comes after a starchy meal.

Scientists discovered that people eating a diet rich in almonds lose more weight than the others on a high-carb diet plan with similar calories [1].

Nutritional Facts x Serving:
Calories: 126
Fat: 4 g
Sat Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbs: 21 g
Sugars: 14.6 g
Sodium: 7 mg
Protein: 3 g
Fiber: 4 g

References:
[1] Wien, M. A., et al. “Almonds vs complex carbohydrates in a weight reduction program.” International journal of obesity 27.11 (2003): 1365-1372.


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