Why use frozen bananas in a smoothie recipe?
Question: Why do you use frozen bananas in your smoothie recipes?
Also, some of the ingredients in the smoothies I have never heard of as with Stevia as an example.
I looked it up, but I still had never heard of it.
I not only like to using frozen bananas in my smoothies, but I also like using frozen blueberries, cherries, mango cubes, raspberries, etc. It really depends on your smoothie preferences. I personally like cold smoothies.
So... I choose to avoid adding a lot of ice. As the more ice I use, generally "waters" down the flavor of the smoothie. To avoid a "watered" down drink, I like to use the frozen fruit to enhance the flavors.
Also, frozen bananas that were fully ripened before freezing add a delicious creamy texture.
To answer your other question... stevia is one of my most favorite sweeteners. It comes from the leaves of the stevia plant. The leaves are extremely sweet. The extract is full of flavor and calorie free. Plus, stevia doesn't have all of the the side effects that the artificial sweeteners give.
One word of warning... less stevia is better. If you need the smoothie sweeter, just add a little more.
Learn more about the benefits of stevia
I hope this answers your questions!
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