This shake is a cold, creamy version of the soft and sweet banana bread we all know and love. It’s really easy to make and you probably have everything you need to make it in the kitchen right now. What’s not to love?
Banana Bread Protein Shake
1 frozen banana, deskinned and chopped
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup pecan halves
Just blend together in a blender and serve.
Let me know what you think, or what your favorite kinds of protein shakes are!
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Take advantage of healthy options offered around you (sometimes they’re even free!) If you’re staying at a hotel, look for healthy snacks and drinks that are provided.
Bananas and apples are often complementary during a hotel stay. Usually these are found in the hotel lobby or gym. It’s (literally) easy to grab and will last a few days sans refrigeration, making it a perfect on the go pick.
Bananas and apples are great “pre-workout” foods too. Grab a piece of fruit, lace up your shoes, and head outside to explore.
4 Reasons To Eat An Apple/Banana Each Day:
Both fruits are very nutrient dense foods with lots of vitamins and minerals. They will fill you up with good for your body carbs.
These fruits make great snacks. Their goodness provides the vitamins and minerals that help your body run at its best.
Did you know these fruit give a caffeine-free energy boost? Because of their easy to digest carbs, apples and bananas fuel your body almost as fast as you consume them.
Eating naturally high fiber foods is the best way to keep fiber in your diet. The fiber improves your gastrointestinal health too.
Hot water for tea, coffee, and water are sometimes complementary as well. The coffee, tea and hot water are located in or near the lobby. And for chilled water, most hotel gyms have a water cooler or at least a bubbler. (For non-Wisconsinites, a water fountain LOL.)
Some hotels have fruit water too. If not, limes, lemons, grapefruits, and oranges travel well, so if you like flavored water, keep some around so that you can have fruit water whenever you want.
Healthful living is possible whether you are constantly on the go or a constant homebody. Watch for more healthy tips and tricks to come!
Want healthy delicious snacks to keep in your purse or pocket? Here are a few of my favs!
Lara Bars are delicious and their flavor is spot on!
If I had a banana tree it would save me so many trips to the store! Plain, dressed up in a protein shake, or as the main event in banana bread, I just can’t get enough of this fruit.
So this recipe isn’t overnight oats, banana bars, or even banana bread but at the same time, it’s all of these things. Held together like bars but with the consistency of overnight oats, and the taste of banana bread, it’s a new take on an old staple.
My banana “bread” has newbie flavors like oats and sunflower seeds. Add banana slices to the top for a pretty look and a truly banana-y banana bread!
Banana Oat “Bread”
3 bananas (one for the top)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup maple syrup and honey (or one or the other)
1 cup oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Mash the (2) bananas and add the egg, vanilla, maple syrup, honey, and mix. Add the oats, baking soda, sunflower seeds, and cinnamon.
Place mixture into a buttered bread pan and sprinkle additional cinnamon onto the top. Slice the last banana and place the slices on top. Cook at 350 degrees for 3o minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!
On a chilly morning, warm fresh banana bread pancakes are the best. These pancakes are light, fluffy and filled with banana bread flavor! Top them with this one of a kind syrup and enjoy.
Banana Bread Pancakes
3 bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup regular flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (you can use a full cup of either or, I just like the mixture)
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2/3 cups walnuts, chopped (optional)
1 tablespoon butter or oil (for each pan of pancakes)
Mash the three bananas until soft and easily stirred. Add in vanilla, milk, egg and combine. Next is the baking powder and soda, both (or either) flours and cinnamon. Stir until all the ingredients are incorporated. Add nuts last and stir.
Cook over medium to low heat until bubbles begin to form on one side and flip, or about 5 minutes on each side.
Tip: Use 1 full tablespoon butter/oil to cook your pancakes and help them not stick.
Cinnamon Maple Yogurt Drizzle
2 heaping tablespoons Greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup maple syrup
Combine ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and well mixed.
Hurricane Matthew is here! Or will be tonight. Our ice maker has been working overtime and that’s just the start. Between the news, social media and the people in the street, there’s no shortage of tips and tricks to get you through this storm.
And here is one final tip- make these “cookies.” Packed with oats, bananas and peanut butter, these are full of nutrition and don’t have to be kept refrigerated. Good luck and stay safe!
Emmy’s Breakfast Cookies
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 scoop protein powder (I use vanilla)
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Mash the bananas to start. Then add in the rest of the ingredients and mix together. Cover a baking sheet with foil and place spoonfuls of cookies on it. Cook for about 15 minutes on 350 or until the edges begin to brown.
Tip: Add chocolate chunks or butterscotch chips to this base recipe to make it yours.
The 4th of July is my end all be all most favorite holiday around! Watching fireworks makes me feel all the feels. I love the all day anticipation of the show and cannot wait to partake this evening!
Before the festivities, drinks and fireworks, these pancakes are a must! Filled with red strawberries, white vanilla yogurt chips and blueberries, your breakfast can be as patriotic as the rest of your day.
Red, White and Blueberry Pancakes
2 overripe bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups blueberries and diced strawberries
1 scoop protein powder
2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt chips
1/4 baking powder
Mix the mashed bananas and eggs together first, followed by the protein powder and baking powder and combine the rest of the ingredients.
2 tablespoons oil (I like coconut) for the pan
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
pinch of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoon maple syrup
Combine in a separate bowl to spoon on top of the pancakes.
Heat two tablespoons oil to a pan to medium heat. Add pancake batter and cook for a couple minutes on each side. Top with syrup topping, slivered almonds and a few fresh blueberries to finish it off.