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I'm working my way to saying good bye to the banana. You're a great one for texture banana. You're also not the worst thing to eat. Unfortunately, you're not the best thing to it. Somehow, you've become overrated in your ability to provide nutrients such as potassium. There are far greater providers of nutrients than you :( You have quite a few carbs. In the realm of ketogenic diets, you're actually a punk. Awww, but it's ok banana. It's only for the duration of my training. You're not really aiding my training like you thought, so you have to go. And unless I find myself in dire need of you afterward, you may not come back, except on holidays.

What good have you provided me banana? Well, you added awesome texture to my shakes. You thickened them without being powdery. You masked the taste of egg protein rather well. Seeing as I'm phasing out shakes and turning to real/whole foods, you're number is up. Sorry, banana, your ish has got to go.

If anyone has good ideas on what to use to replace the shake utility of a banana, let me know. I'll be phasing out shakes later in the year so I want to maximize shake enjoyment time. So far, I've used pumpkin puree in my shake. It tasted pretty good, but still didn't provide the right texture. Maybe I need less liquid. Here's what the shake looked like - 1/4c pumpkin puree, 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 8oz coconut milk (unswt), 1 tbsp of almond butter, and 1 scoop of egg protein.
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