Posts Tagged ‘bananas’

I know my taste buds have changed…

when I eat this for breakfast:

collard greens + avocado + banana – inspired by  Raw for $10 a day

and find it wonderfully satisfying.  I truly crave raw greens in the morning.  Maybe I am morphing into a rabbit.  Or, I guess a cow, but I’d prefer to be seen as a rabbit.

What’s for breakfast in your kitchen today?

If you had to be viewed as an herbivore, what would be your animal of choice?

Getting Back on the Healthy Wagon

Breakfast:

Carrot+Spinach+Lime+Kale+ Apple + Ice. It was so good.  I’ve missed my VitaMix.  I’ve never missed an appliance before.

Hello Athletic Shoes.  Let’s get to work!

I opened the TJ Peanut Flour (thanks to Kate) and made Peanut Flour+Banana+Almond Milk+Ice ‘ice cream’ in the VitaMix.

Shared it with my little guy.

Dinner is also thanks to Kate at For the Love of Breakfast, Decentness Soup.  I’d say it was more than decent.

This was my daughter’s plate.  Not that I have anything against eating on pink pig sectioned plates, just that I need more than a kid-sized bowl of soup for dinner.

How is your week starting out?

Banana Bliss x 2

A quick snack yesterday that made me really happy:

Bananas + Chocolate Coconut Butter

And today, in the frozen version:

Banana Soft Serve mixed with Chocolate Coconut Butter

My little guy enjoyed this two.  I had to make two batches since he ate almost the whole first batch before I could get a bite.  I love that it’s a food I can serve him guilt free – bananas, coconut and a bit of dark chocolate – all great stuff!  And, yes, he is wearing a Barbie Band-aid.  It’s all the rage in the 2 year old boy scene.

Almond Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana, chilled
  • 1 cup water
  • Big spoonful of almond butter
  • 1/2 c almond milk (or more water)
  • dash of cinnamon
  • handful of ice

Mix all ingredients until well blended.  So creamy and tastes especially good after a workout.

Pssst, I used my stove….

to make some yummy Steel Cut Oats this week for breakfast. It is finally feeling like fall in Texas. Well, not really fall, but less like summer.  Texans who have never lived elsewhere think this is fall, but as someone who has lived in places that have 4 distinct seasons, I would call this weather pseudo-fall.

I made some cooked oatmeal this week to celebrate the nice, less-hot weather.

Apple Cinnamon with Walnuts – I like to cook some of the apples with the oatmeal and then top it with raw apples.  Nice texture variation.

 

Banana Chocolate Chip with Walnuts –(the ripe banana is cooked into the oatmeal as it simmers, giving it a really rich taste)

 

Apple Cinnamon with Pecan Butter – next to my daughter’s plain oatmeal (she likes a small sprinkle of cinnamon but nothing else, thank you very much)


Pumpkin Oatmeal with Sliced Almonds – stirred in about 1/2 c canned pumpkin and some cinnamon and a small sprinkle of sugar – like fall in a bowl

I soak my oats the night before and then finish them up on the stovetop for about 10 minutes.  How do you top your oats?

Banana Flax Crepes

I’ve been wrapping up my breakfasts too….

I made the banana flax crepes from Ani’s Raw Food Essentials.  It’s a really easy recipe – bananas, flax seeds and water.  Very much like this recipe.  I used very ripe bananas, so they got pretty brown in the dehydrator.  They are wonderfully (and naturally) sweet.

I topped them with almond butter and sliced bananas:

With homemade chocolate cashew coconut butter and sliced bananas:

PB&B Soft Serve

I’ve been on a peanut butter binge (not raw) lately.  Just can’t get enough.  Sunday for breakfast I put one frozen banana and one big spoonful of chunky peanut butter and a dash of sea salt into the food processor and processed away.  Viola!  Peanut Butter Banana soft serve – a ridiculously tasty and seemingly indulgent breakfast.  I felt almost odd eating ‘ice cream’ for breakfast, but it was so good I couldn’t stop.

Who is jealous of the Elmo placemat?

Also, I’m marking this as kid-friendly, even though my kids don’t eat peanut butter.  Odd, I know.  I can’t get enough and they can’t force it down. Maybe someday they’ll soon share my love of the butter de peanuts.  One can hope, right?