healthyfood

Blueberry Banana Bread

Already tired of eating every single day your typical and in fact basic whole wheat bread? Spice up your life with this alternative “bread” recipe that’s filled with fresh blueberries and, trust me, you won’t be disappointed! The replacement of oil to bananas allows you to cut back on the fat and enjoy your snack with no guilt! Keep in mind that it’s naturally sweetened with fruit and honey but the moist is still there due to the consistency of juicy blueberries. Perfect for an energy-filled breakfast or even for a light and on-the-go snack during the day. Give it a try; delicious but in the same time healthy and super-easy to make..! 😉

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Prep time: 5′
Cook time: 40′

Ingredients: (makes a loaf)

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 bananas (mashed)
1/2 cup wild blueberries
2 tbsp honey
3 tbsp nonfat Greek yogurt
1 egg (optional)
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt

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Method:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 160°C
  2.  In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt
  3.  In a separate bowl whisk together the egg and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  4.  Stir in the mashed bananas, yogurt and honey
  5.  Add your new mixture in the flour-bowl and stir until incorporated
  6.  Gently fold the blueberries into the batter, and the mixture is now ready!

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7.  Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 160°C for 40′

*Fingers crossed*

😇

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Bon Appétit!

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P.S. Serve with frozen blueberries on the side!

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XX Niki

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On-the-go Healthy Energy Bars

Wondering what you should have for breakfast or for a quick pre and maybe post-workout snack? Or what you should do at a really tough “is it dinner time yet?” moment?!

If you’ve only got 10 extra minutes, then try make your own healthy snacks that will keep you going through the day. Low in calories and yet so tempting!

Quick & easy to make!!

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Total time: 30′

Ingredients: (makes about 10-12 bars)

3 tablespoons of honey
4 tablespoons of cereal (mixed)
1 tbsp dried cranberries
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 tbsp chopped pistachios
1 tbsp walnuts (roughly chopped)
1 tbsp raw almonds (chopped)
1 tbsp chocolate drops

Ready…? Go!

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The ingredients

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C
  2. Line the baking pan with parchment paper
  3. In a medium bowl combine all of the ingredients except for the honey

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4. Warm the honey and pour it over the dry ingredients; mix well to combine

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5. Press the mixture firmly and place it into the oven

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6. Bake for about 20 minutes

7. When ready, let it cool for some time and cut equally into 12 bars

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Finally, these delicious guilt-free snacks are ready to be enjoyed for the entire week!

Grab & Go, Grab & Go . . . !

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