The stomach is the hardest place to lose weight, but with consistent exercise and a healthy diet, it’s very possible! This shake is filled with yummy and healthy ingredients like banana, oatmeal and honey. Individually these ingredients have their own list of benefits. The fiber in the oatmeal helps to lower cholesterol and sugar levels and flushes out your system. Bananas have high levels of tryptophan, which converts to serotonin. (happy mood brain neurotransmitter) Bananas also aid in digestion and are a natural antacid. Honey isn’t just sugar, it has small amounts of a wide variety of vitamins like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc to name a few. This list is in no way exhaustive because there are many more nutritional benefits. There isn’t a way to spot reduce fat, but keeping your digestive system cleaned out, helps to burn that stubborn belly fat. Replacing one of your meals with a shake or smoothie will definitely have you on the road to losing weight, especially if you replace your dinner with one. In all, this shake is just good for you, plus it taste good! Check out the recipe below.
Banana & Oatmeal Shake Recipe
Author: Emerald Lavender
Serves: 3 cups
If you’re looking for a way to shrink your tummy this shake is a tasty way to do it! The fiber from the oatmeal helps to flush out your system and the banana helps to boost your mood! Plus it’s yummy!
2 tbs oatmeal
1 cup Almond milk
1 ripe banana
2 tbs honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Put your oatmeal in a microwave safe bowl and add just enough water to cover and microwave for 1 minute.
After your oatmeal is cooked, put your almond milk, banana, honey, cinnamon and vanilla extract in your blender.
Blend mixture for about a minute, add ice and blend again to get a thicker texture.
I was really skeptical when I first read the ingredients of this vegan cupcake recipe. I wondered what would bind these cupcakes together if there was no egg and I didn’t believe there was a viable substitute for good old fashioned milk. I was wrong, which is like the first time ever. 🙂 If you’ve been following along with me, you know that I’ve been trying to make some lifestyle changes to lose weight and just be healthier in general. When I first bit into the cupcake, I was so surprised by how fluffy and moist it was! Here I was thinking that vegans were missing out on life but they’ve been eating good the whole time. Also, I want to give a special thank you to my husband Chris who whipped up the buttercream frosting! So delicious! You may save a few calories on this one, but the taste is so buttery that you’d never know. So, without further ado, here’s the recipe and please do let me know if you’ve ever tried any vegan dishes that you like. As a cupcake lover, I guarantee you’ll enjoy this one!