Thursday, March 26, 2015

Foodie Post: Banana Bread Muffins & Green Smoothie ♥

Hello my darlings!

How are you all today? ♥

I've been studying home today, while also spending some time with my mom and all. It's so much fun and the best part is that someone else does most of the cooking for once. But as I'm not cooking, I figured I could post about food instead. I know, it's bit of an obsession.

Anyway, in today's post I'm sharing a gluten free muffin recipe along with a recipe for green smoothie. Both of which are very delicious, and at least relatively healthy. Recipes originally from here and here.

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Banana Bread Muffins
12 large muffins, or 24 small ones

1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup coconut flakes
2 cups gluten free flour mix
1 tablespoon (or less) psyllium fiber
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions: Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 F). Place muffin cups in muffin tin, or grease with a little butter. Mix sugar, oil and egg until creamy and light yellow in a bowl. Add bananas and coconut. Add flour, psyllium, baking soda and salt. Stir until completely smooth. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until toothpick poked in center muffin comes out clean.

So basically I modified the original recipe into gluten free one, and also added coconuts instead of walnuts because I had coconut flakes I had to get rid of (and no walnuts whatsoever). I really liked how these tasted, and I think it's a nice way to use those super ripe bananas if you prefer doing something other than smoothies.

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And speaking of smoothies, here's one to try:

Spinach and Banana Power Smoothie
1 serving

1 cup soy milk
3/4 cup packed fresh spinach leaves
1 large banana, sliced

Blend soy milk and spinach leaves in blender until smooth. Add banana and pulse until thoroughly blended. Enjoy!

You can also do like I did and substitute the soy milk with water (if you're lazy like me and don't have soy milk or anything like that. Of course, it won't be quite the same, as having some milk in it, but I liked it nevertheless.

Do you have any nice green smoothie recipes? I would love to try new ones, so please leave tips in the comments below!

Now, I'm gonna go and do my ab challenge workout for today. Then some sleep, and an early wakeup because of the Formula 1 Malaysian GP practice. Is anyone else watching? I'll be back as soon as I can with another post. Stay tuned!

Have a lovely day ♥

2 comments:

  1. Namii! Pitää laittaa toi smoothie testiin <3!

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    1. Suosittelen! Odotan itsekin sitä että maltan hakea kaupasta soijamaitoa ja saan koittaa tätä muullakin kuin vedellä :D ♥

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