If we think of summer fruits, pineapple, mango or papaya are probably the ones that spring to mind, due to their high water content. Even though bananas are not often associated with summer, they are perfect for this season. Their nutritional benefits are essential for these months due to the high energy consumption and the high temperatures we are exposed to. It will give you the energy boost you need to enjoy the summer with your batteries charged and in a great mood!
It is rich in protein, fibre, vitamin B6 and C, magnesium and potassium. Bananas may have a reputation for being too sugary, but don’t worry, because they’re good sugars! We also handle this fruit with extreme care, freezing it when it is perfectly ripe in order to keep its high levels of antioxidants, its high fibre content and avoiding excess sugar. It has a delicious taste and fragrance; and its texture is creamy, smooth and velvety, with endless possibilities. If you’re not yet a fan of bananas, but you are a fan of smoothies, we’re absolutely positive you’ll find the perfect one for you at Life Smoothies!
Here’s where you can find bananas, our special fruit of the month of July:
The sweet banana in our Strawberry Split
If you love both the colour and taste of smoothies, you should try our Strawberry Split if you haven’t already. Just talking about it makes our mouths water! This smoothie is very healthy, made from natural ingredients, full of protein, nutrients and lots of flavour. We combine ingredients that you love individually, but together, they’re even better! Papaya, strawberry, cherry tomato and, of course, banana are the ingredients that make it so special. A favourite for both kids and adults!
Tropi Colada, sweet banana-flavoured sips and much more.
If you like special, sweet and refreshing flavours, your favourite smoothie could well be our Tropi Colada. This smoothie offers an explosion of sensations that is hard to beat. As well as banana, it contains mango and coconut. Doesn’t that sound heavenly? In addition to its sweetness, banana is also a great thickening fruit, so it will give more texture to your smoothies. It’s a fruity wonder!
Akai Kick, your defences in tip-top shape
For the sportier among you, we present Akai Kick. This smoothie contains mango, blueberries, acai and, of course, banana. It is one of our most powerful smoothies, because it is full of nutrients which makes it great for athletes. The banana in this smoothie, as well as giving it sweetness and texture, provides all the potassium your body needs to recover, especially during the hottest time of the year. It is important to stay fit and hydrated.
Bananas from Ecuador and straight into your smoothie
We have told you before where the bananas we use to make our smoothies come from: Ecuador. Specifically, they are grown, harvested and shipped from the province of Guayas. The country is one of the world’s largest exporters, with very large harvests and high quality bananas.
Did you know that Ecuador produces more than 500 varieties of bananas? We specifically use the Cavendish variety, which is one of the most popular and most loved varieties in the world. When it is perfect for picking, its colour tends to be soft yellow, and its texture is creamy and velvety. That’s why our smoothies are so delicious!
The bananas we use are also known as the ‘dessert banana’ and as well as their special sweetness, what makes them even more special is that they contain around 400 milligrams of potassium per 100 g. As we mentioned before, this nutrient is perfect for recovering the body after a long day, or to kick start it in the best way possible. You decide how and when to enjoy it!