S N A C K I N G ; banana bread

bagel, bananas, snack

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Yesterday afternoon, while watching Mr Bean’s Holiday at home, I had a sudden craving for something sweet (obviously I gave in to this craving lol). I walked into my kitchen and stood there wondering what to eat (having bought groceries earlier definitely helped with my options). Bananas are usually my go-to food for something sweet, but I’m sure you know by now how much I love mixing things up… adding a bagel with my banana reminded me of my love for banana bread. I used to eat Starbuck’s Banana Loaf almost everyday while in college… I don’t even want to think about how terrible that was for my body, but I do remember how amazing it tastes *droooool*

So ofcourse, I’m half way through a movie and don’t have time to MAKE banana bread so the next best thing is to slice a banana on a lightly toasted 100% whole wheat bagel. I also smeared a LIGHT layer of margarine on the toasted bagel to add to the texture and for a slight hint of flavour. This quick and easy banana loaf would also be great as a breakfast sandwich or grab and go snack while out of the house.

P.S. For all you Bean fiends, I would highly recommend Mr Bean’s Holiday… HILARIOUS movie = )

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B R E A K F A S T ; chocolate banana protein

bananas, breakfast, cereal

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After a hectic birthday weekend in terms of the food that I ate, I was in need of a nutritionally packed breakfast to get back on track.

My Monday morning cereal did just the trick… with Special K Protein cereal, Almond Fresh chocolate milk and a sliced banana, I felt rejuvenated and ready to tackle the upcoming month of March. This cereal is another example of what happens when I mix some of my favourite healthy foods together…

Ever since I started drinking Almond Fresh chocolate milk, I haven’t been able to put regular milk in my cereal because the chocolate milk just tastes so damn good lol! There is absolutely no need for added sugar, but if you are looking for additional sweetness, try adding a sliced banana like I did here. Fruit’s natural sugar is always a healthier alternative than processed sugar or sweetener.

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Spices are a genius way to add unexpected flavour to your meals. I almost always sprinkle some kind of spice, herb or seasoning on top of a meal…and this breakfast was no exception. As an added kick, I sprinkled pumpkin spice seasoning on the bananas after slicing them… the aroma of the bananas and spice alone were mouth watering. It felt unbelievably great to start my 26th year with a clean meal, knowing there will be many more to follow.

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