Posts Tagged ‘banana’

Banana Bread Energy Balls

banana ballsMy friend Stephanie passed on this recipe. I love having energy balls on hand because you can have them stashed in the freezer or refrigerator for when you need a quick pick me up or when the kids want a little treat. When I made it per the recipe, they were really sticky so I actually ended up putting it all back in the bowl and added some chopped pecans and protein powder to it. They are still a little sticky but they hold together great and taste great, so it doesn’t bother us.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder (I used Tera’s Whey)

Mix all ingredients together and form into balls. I used a big spoonful to roll. Place on parchment paper inside a glass pyrex dish and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Creamy Banana Smoothie

coconut cauliflowerI experimented with this one day to use up the last bit of cauliflower in the fridge. It was great! You will not taste the cauliflower. Cauliflower is packed with vitamin C and it is a natural cancer fighter. And, I always love to get a veggie in with breakfast! My kids enjoyed it too!

I added the coconut oil because it is a healthy fat that not only helps you stay full for longer, but also helps your body burn fat. Coconut oil is also especially beneficial for brain health. A great way to start the day!

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder
  • 1 frozen banana (this will create the creaminess)
  • 1 tbsp organic coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped cauliflower

382 Calories, 18g Fat, 7g Fiber, 23g Sugar, 23g Protein

Veggie-Packed Green Smoothie

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This smoothie is the best way to start a day or perfect for a quick & filling lunch.  It will give you about 5 cups for fresh vegetables and fruit!  Its easy on digestion.  The banana and apple add sweetness to it and the lemon loads it up with vitamin C.  Give it a try!

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 serving of vanilla whey protein
  • 2 handfuls of fresh organic spinach
  • 1 handful of organic romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumbers
  • 1/2 banana (I like to do frozen banana for thicker smoothie)
  • 1 small apple chopped
  • 1/4 lemon with rind (if you have a powerful blender)

Blend together and enjoy this filling smoothie packed with vitamins and fiber!

310 Calories, 5g Fat, 11g Fiber, 31g Sugar, 25g Protein

 

Banana Overnight Oats

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  • ¼ cup oats
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt (I like Wallaby’s Organic)
  • 2-3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ banana, smashed

Start with smashing banana, then mix in all ingredients. Store covered in your refrigerator and enjoy the next day.

220 Calories, 6g Fat, 9g Fiber, 9g Sugar, 9g Protein