Banana Recipes for Athletes

October 27, 2014 7:39 PM

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Bananas are an athlete staple. They pack a nutritional punch with high levels of potassium, vitamin B6 and fiber and (despite common belief to the contrary) they score low on the Glycemic Index, meaning they won't spike your blood sugar. They're also versatile and can be used in everything from smoothies to sandwiches. Here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy this yellow super-fruit.

A healthier alternative to its sugar-laden original, you can whip up this frosty treat in no time for a delicious and cool post-workout snack. Keep frozen bananas in the freezer for this recipe and for morning smoothies.

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