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Banana Calories & Quick
Low Calorie Recipes

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Calories in Bananas

Be a top banana on your diet plan by implementing a few quick, great tasting, low calorie banana recipes into your day.

But first, how many calories are in a banana? Let's see!

One Medium Sized Banana (about 4 ounces peeled) - 100 calories.

One Pound of Peeled Bananas contains about 400 calories.

Banana Chips (2/3 cup) - About 230 calories.

One ounce of banana contains about 25 calories.

And now for those QUICK, low calorie banana recipes:

Frozen Banana Delight, a Diet Recipe

Slice one medium banana and brush on a bit of fresh lemon juice (or any citrus juice will do).  

Place on a freeze-proof pan and pop into the freezer for about an hour.  About 85 calories.

The great thing about this low calorie banana recipe is that although it's quick to make it takes a while to eat.

Frozen Chocolate Dipped Banana, a Diet Recipe



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Take frozen banana an octave higher by leaving it whole for the freezing process.

Remove and drizzle on four, melted DARK chocolate Hershey's Kisses for less than 200 calories OR press mini-chocolate chips into the side of the banana (frozen or unfrozen banana both work well).

The dark chocolate may render a few heart-healthy benefits.

Low Calorie Recipe for Banana Shake

Whip the following in a blender: 1 medium banana, dash of vanilla, Splenda, 1 cup of skim milk.

Mixture will turn into a frothy slim shake.  Makes enough to serve two generously for about 180 calories OR 90 calories per serving.

Low Calorie Recipe for Banana Fluff

Mash one medium banana and carefully fold in 1 cup of fat-free, sugar free whipped topping.  

Allow 80 calories for the banana and check whipped topping label to tally up calorie content.

Sprinkle with a bit of ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg to spice it up OR add a bit of vanilla and rum extract.

Diet Recipe for Banana Bread Spread

Mash one medium banana; add a bit of Splenda (or sugar), ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg and you'll have a tasty spread for your bread.

Diet Banana Fantana Recipe

In a microwave-proof container - Take one sliced medium banana and add Splenda, ground cinnamon, dash of real vanilla and a shot of no calorie butter.  

Crumble up one slice of 50-60 calorie bread. Add 1/2 cup of skim milk  Stir gently.

Add one Tablespoon of dry oats plus one Tablespoon of real brown sugar (light or dark).

Crank this up in your microwave for about 2-3 minutes for a taste treat fit for a king's queen.

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