I’ve always loved banana bread. It’s like a sweet dense cake that you’re allowed to eat for breakfast. Unfortunately, in the past few years, I’ve realized that just because a bread is made with fruit, doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Unwilling to give up my banana bread craving, I decided that I just had to come up with a healthier version.My friend Lori is an amazing baker, and when I saw her “In Your Face Banana Bread“, I knew it would be the perfect recipe to adapt. There are five, yes FIVE, mushy bananas in this one loaf of bread. This means that even though I’m making it with whole wheat, it turns out surprisingly moist.
One of my absolute favorite things to make for a fast healthy breakfast is a smoothie. I love the flavor, color, and health value of green smoothies in particular because a lot of people don’t get enough leafy greens in their diet. This lactose free smoothie is a nutritional powerhouse with vitamin rich spinach and kale, antioxidant filled blueberries, a potassium packed banana and a generous cup of Lactaid milk!
If you haven’t yet heard of frozen banana ice cream, you are going to be so stoked. This is a recipe that can change your life. The only sugar is the natural sugar in the bananas. It’s simply bananas and milk, that’s right, the healthiest ice cream recipe in the world! It can even be made without milk if you want vegan ice cream. When I was taking care of my brother last week, he would get “fun time” with me if he finished his chores and responsibilities with a good attitude. I’d offer all sorts of things like seeing a movie, going to the park, playing a sport, but he always chose to cook or bake with me in the kitchen.