What is green banana flour good for?

What is green banana flour good for?

Green banana flour is rich in fiber, has a low glycemic index and has large amounts of vitamins and minerals, which is why it is considered a good food supplement, as it can have several health benefits.

 Thus, due to its properties and composition, the main health benefits of green banana flour are:

 It helps to lose weight because it satiates hunger and makes food stay in the stomach longer;

 It helps control diabetes because it has a low glycemic index and is rich in fiber, which prevents blood glucose spikes;

 It improves intestinal transit because it has insoluble fibers, which increase the stool, facilitating its exit;

 Decreases cholesterol and triglycerides because it favors these molecules to join the fecal cake, being eliminated from the body;

 It favors the body's natural defenses because with the intestine working well, it can produce more defense cells;

 It fights sadness and depression due to the presence of potassium, fiber, minerals, vitamins B1, B6 and beta-carotene it has.

 To achieve all these benefits, it is recommended to regularly consume green banana flour and follow a healthy diet, low in fat and sugar, and to practice physical activity on a regular basis.

 How to make green banana flour

 Green banana flour can be easily made at home, only 6 green bananas are needed.

 Method of preparation

 Cut the bananas into medium slices, place them side by side in a shape and put them in the oven at low temperature, so as not to burn them.  Leave until the slices are very dry, practically crumbling by hand.  Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature.  Once completely cooled, place the slices in the blender and beat well until it turns into a flour.  Sift until the flour is at the desired thickness and store in a very dry container and cover.

 This homemade green banana flour lasts up to 20 days and is gluten free.

 How to use

 The daily amount of green banana flour that can be consumed is up to 30 grams, which corresponds to 1 and a half tablespoons of flour.  One way to use banana flour is to add 1 tablespoon of green banana flour to yogurt, fruit or fruit smoothies, for example.

 In addition, as it does not have a strong flavor, green banana flour can also be used to replace wheat flour in the preparation of cakes, muffins, cookies and pancakes.

 It is also important to increase water consumption to ensure that the fecal cake is well hydrated and its elimination is facilitated.

 1. Banana cake with raisins

 This cake is healthy and has no sugar, but it's sweet enough because it has ripe bananas and raisins.

 Ingredients:

 2 eggs;

 3 tablespoons of coconut oil;

 1 1/2 cup green banana flour;

 1/2 cup of oat bran;

 4 ripe bananas;

 1/2 cup of raisins;

 1 pinch of cinnamon;

 1 teaspoon baking soup.

 Method of preparation:

Mix all the ingredients, adding the yeast last, until everything is uniform.  Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.

 The ideal is to place the cake in small molds or on a muffin tray because it does not rise much and has a slightly thicker dough than normal.

 2. Pancake with green banana flour

 Ingredients:

 1 egg;

 3 tablespoons of coconut oil;

 1 cup of green banana flour;

 1 cup of cow's or almond milk;

 1 spoon of yeast;

 1 pinch of salt and sugar or stevia.

 Method of preparation:

 Beat all the ingredients with a mixer and then prepare each pancake by placing a little bit of the dough in a small skillet greased with coconut oil.  Heat both sides of the pancake and then use fruit, yogurt or cheese, for example, as a filling.

 Nutritional information

 The following table indicates the nutritional value found in green banana flour:

 NutrientsAmount in 2 tablespoons (20g)

  • Energy 79 calorie
  • Carbohydrates 19 g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 1g
  • Vitamin 2mg
  • Magnesium 21mg
  • Fats 0mg
  • Iron 0.7mg

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