Vegan Banana Apple Bread

I loves bananas and I add them every single day to my protein shake. Bananas are high in fiber, Vitamin B6, and C. They are also loaded with potassium, low in fat and sodium. So when I saw this recipe I had to try it.
Preparation of this recipe is easy and it takes about an hr or so, give or take a few minutes depending on your oven to cook. This recipe is great to eat for breakfast with some low fat pb and natural fruit spread, or as a dessert.

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas
1 apple, peeled and diced
2/3 cup organic brown sugar)
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a nine-inch loaf pan.
2. In a medium sized bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Then add the apples cut up and mashed with masher until well mixed together.

Mashed apple and banana with masher

3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well ( I used my hands) to mix ingredients. Pour into greased pan

Place mix dough into baking pan

4. Bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until cooked. Check with toothpick, making sure when toothpick is pulled out its clean.

5. When done, cool for about 15 minutes on cooling rack and serve.

This serves about 8 people and less than 200 calories per slice.

Enjoy….

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Live a Healthy Life…

MY GREEN DRINK!

This recipe is simple, easy, and delicious. Well I wont lie to you, it takes some time to get use to it. Within the first 3-4 tries you’ll be use to it. I add whatever I have in my fridge at the time to make my green drink which I try and drink 3-4 times a week, sometimes everyday in the morning as my breakfast.

This drink provides you with vitamins A, K, C, potassium, iron, magnesium, folate, loads of fiber, protein, healthy carbs and fats etc. Plus all these vegetables and fruits helps with lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, also lowering your risk of diabetes, certain cancers etc.

INGREDIENTS:

Handful of Kale

3 leaves of Romaine Lettuce

Handful of Spinach

1/2 of Cucumber

4 Strawberries

1/2 an Apple

2 Tbsp of Ground Flaxseed

2 Tbsp of Hemp Protein powder (vanilla flavor)

Handful of Pineapple or Medium slice

2 stalks of Celery

1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder

Ice and 1 1/2 cup water

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend and serve.

Servings for 2

You can also add whatever else you want to this drink or even take out some stuff. Some other alternatives are fresh ginger, collard greens, garlic, wheat grass, swiss chard, fennel, carrots etc… Mix it up and see what combination tastes best to you and enjoy.

Calories in Your Typical Breakfast

By Jenny Sugar

Breakfast may be known as the most important meal of the day, but it’s also my favorite. I could eat breakfast foods for every single meal, because there’s always something to satisfy my taste buds whether it’s sweet or savory, warm or refreshing. Since I love fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, eggs, and toast so much, I wouldn’t even dream of skipping out on breakfast, but I know many people who do in order to lose weight. If calories are on your mind, check out the list below to see which breakfast choices are lowest.

  • Omelet:
    Three large eggs (215)
    One ounce of cheddar cheese (114)
    Total: 329 calories
  • Scrambled eggs and bacon breakfast:
    Two large eggs (143)
    Three strips of bacon (138)
    1/2 cup hash browns (207)
    One slice whole wheat toast (100)
    Total: 588 calories
  • Hard boiled egg and fruit:
    One large egg (78)
    Two cups fruit salad (200)
    Total: 278 calories
  • Blueberry pancakes:
    Three blueberry pancakes (253)
    One ounce maple syrup (99)
    Total: 352 calories
  • Yogurt with fruit and granola:
    Six ounces vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt (120)
    One cup blueberries (83)
    1/4 cup granola (172)
    Total: 375 calories

I’m just getting started so keep reading to see the calories in other common breakfast foods.

  • Oatmeal:
    1/2 cup oats (150)
    One small chopped apple (77)
    One teaspoon cinnamon (6)
    One tablespoon honey (64)
    Total: 297 calories
  • Bowl of cereal:
    One cup Kashi GoLean cereal (140)
    One cup skim milk (91)
    One small sliced banana (90)
    Total: 321 calories
  • French toast:
    Two pieces of French toast (298)
    1/4 cup maple syrup (200)
    Total: 498 calories
  • Belgian waffle:
    One waffle: (390)
    1/4 cup maple syrup (200)
    Total: 590 calories
  • Toast with peanut butter:
    One slice of whole wheat bread (100)
    Two tablespoons peanut butter (210)
    Total: 310 calories
  • English muffin with butter and jam:
    One whole wheat English muffin (130)
    One pat unsalted butter (36)
    One tablespoon strawberry jam (40)
    Total: 206 calories
  • Breakfast sandwich:
    One whole wheat English muffin (130)
    One scrambled egg (72)
    One sausage patty (120)
    One slice American cheese (70)
    Total: 392 calories
  • Bagel with cream cheese:
    One plain bagel (206)
    One ounce cream cheese (100):
    Total: 306 calories

What’s your typical breakfast?

Whole Wheat French Toast with Vanilla Bourbon&Caramelized Banana

This recipe came out sooooo delicious that I had to share with you. It’s healthier and a delicious way to make french toast without all the calories and fat! Did you know that normally diners french toast can be as much as 1400 plus calories and over 2000 mg of sodium and 70 g of fat!! Thats crazy…. This recipe saves you over 1000 calories. Wooho…Hope you all give it a try.

INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp unsalted butter

1/4 cup bourbon (divided)

1/4 cup brown sugar or Agave

1/4 cup crushed walnuts

2 ripe yet firm bananas (sliced)

1 cup 2% milk or almond milk

3 eggs

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp vanilla extract

8 sliced of whole wheat bread

pinch of dry cranberries for garnish

Heat the butter in a medium size non stick pan over medium heat. Add 2 tbsp of bourbon, add all the brown sugar (stir until melted) or agave. Cook for a few minutes until it begins to bubble in pot. Then add the walnuts which you cook for about 2 minutes before adding the bananas. Heat through and then stir in 1/4 cup of milk. Low down heat and keep warm on the side.

In a bowl whisk together the remaining 3/4 cup of milk, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and the rest of the bourbon (2 tbsp). Heat a large non stick skillet/fry pan over medium heat. When hot spry non stick light cooking spray. Take 2 slices of bread at a time and dip/soak into bourbon egg mixture. Let soak for about 30 seconds on each side before adding to skillet/fry pan. Cook until golden brown on one side, flip over and cook on the other side for about 3 minutes until golden brown as well.

Once cooked serve with warm banana walnut mixture as topping..and add dry cranberries as garnish

ENJOY…

My Home Made Potatoes

I enjoy making my own version of home-made breakfast potatoes and adding sweet potatoes gives it a lil kick, and it tastes GREAT! Hope you guys give it a try and enjoy.

INGREDIENTS:

3 small or medium red potatoes (cut in cubes)

1 medium size sweet potato (cut in cubes)

1 medium onion (sliced)

3 cloves of garlic (chopped finely)

2 tbsp of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

Himalayan salt, oregano and black pepper to taste

In a medium size pot filled with water add potatoes and sweet potatoes and let boil and cook for about 12 to 15 minutes. In a wok or pot ( I used a wok ) add the oilve oil, onion and garlic and let cook for a few minutes. Once the potatoes and sweet potato is ready, drain water out and add to wok. Let cook for about 3-5 minutes before flipping over…you want the potatoes to gain some color and get brown. Add salt, oregano and black pepper to taste.

*sorry my camera was acting up dont know why the date is showing Jan 08 😦

ENJOY…

Healthy Whole Wheat Protein Banana Pancakes


I love pancakes!!! Its one of my favorite breakfast to have and I’m always looking for new and different ways to make it. This recipe is one of my favorite and its healthy in carbs, fats and protein.

INGREDIENTS:
1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
1 cup of whole wheat pancake mix (hungry jack or baker mills)
1/2 banana
1 tbsp of flaxseed oil
1/4 cup of egg whites
1 cup almond milk (original or vanilla)

Mix Ingredients Together

Mix all ingredients into a bowl. Take a folk or a potato masher and mashed banana while combining ingredients.
In a non stick or regular frying pan add some evoo (extra virgin olive oil) spray. Make sure pan is hot with stove on medium high. Take a 1/4 cup scooper and pour pancake mix into pan. Cook on one side until you see bubbles and then flip over. Cook on other side until middle is done. Be careful not to burn pancake.
This mixture makes about 6 medium size pancakes. Double ingredients to make more if necessary.

When done serve pancake and top it with the remaining 1/2 of the banana and some strawberries (optional)..add a 1/2 packet of truvia or powered stevia and sugar free maple syrup.
ENJOY!

Elesha…
Love Your Body
Live a Healthy Life!