Karen Belz
Updated August 13, 2016
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I say this with a heavy heart, and a banana currently in my stomach. According to nutritionist Dr. Daryl Gioffre, and reported by Cosmopolitan U.K., grabbing a banana in the morning for a quick breakfast might not be the best thing for you. Sure, they’ll temporarily fill you up — but they’ll make you feel a little tired and sluggish later if they’re not paired with another beneficial food.

“Bananas eaten alone aren’t the best option because they’re 25% sugar and moderately acidic,” Gioffre said, noting that adding something with a healthy fat might make them a little bit healthier.

This doesn’t mean that you should go ahead and ditch your bananas. Instead, think about incorporating them into one of these all-star recipe ideas. Like these!

Blackberry Chia Breakfast Bowl

Made with fibrous chia seeds, bananas, blackberries, almond milk, this is the perfect protein-filled breakfast!

One bowl whole wheat banana bread

Banana bread can be healthy! Find the recipe here.

Healthy spiced banana bread oatmeal bars

Need we say more. I MEAN LOOK AT THAT GOOEY DELICIOUS BEAUTY. Get the recipe here.