Did you know that Monday 27 August is Banana Lovers Day? Yes, that’s right, there is a whole day dedicated to those who just can’t get enough of this bright yellow snack. Banana enthusiasts across the nation rejoice!
What Makes Bananas So Ap-peeling?
Bananas are a nutrition bonanza. They are a great source of dietary fibre and sugars. Not to mention they are rich in vitamin B6, magnesium, vitamin C, zinc, iron and of course potassium. If that doesn’t convince you that bananas rule, here are a bunch of fun facts about this ray of sunshine:
- Humans share 60% of DNA with bananas
- Bananas can float in water (and now you are about to attempt this in your bathtub)
- Bananas are technically classified as a berry (who knew!)
- Bananas don’t grow on trees. The banana plant is actually a herb, the world’s largest herb in fact
- Bananas are curved because they grow upside-down towards the sun!
Banana Lovers’ Paradise
Delicious desserts that also have a potassium kick? That’s bananas! But seriously guys, no more monkey business, here are five tasty desserts that are a banana lover’s dream:
Banana Bread. Some banana desserts are just too good to split. Warm banana bread makes you feel all cosy inside, you could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner (go on, we won’t judge you).
Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies. It’s peanut butter AND bananas all wrapped up in one delicious cookie- what’s not to love?
Banana Smoothie. Struggling with a busy schedule? Get your banana fix and enjoy a delicious drink on-the-go with a banana and honey smoothie. When you start your morning with a banana smoothie you just know it’s going to be a good day.
Banana Split. With creamy ice-cream topped with irresistible chocolate and cherries, this dessert is a classic for a reason. And the fact it has bananas is the true cherry on top.
Banana Pancakes. Fluffy buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup drizzled on top are pretty close to perfection. But add some caramelised bananas and pancakes reach a whole new level.
Dive into these delicious desserts and go bananas!