Tag Archives: Banana

Green Smoothies and Chia Seeds

12 Dec

This weekend we got together with friends to celebrate the holidays and some very exciting news!  Our hosts introduced us to the wonders of chia seeds!  These tiny seeds are packed with Omega-3, antioxidants, protein, fiber and calcium.  Our friends claimed that they also kept them feeling full and gave them more energy during work-outs.  We were sold!

Another friend at the party shared her recipe for green smoothies, and after a night of delicious leg of lamb, roasted chicken, butter and bacon laden side dishes and tiramisu, we thought we’d test out both the smoothie recipe and the chia seeds for breakfast!

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Peanut Butter Banana Muffins – And They’re Good For You!

1 Sep

Bananas are one of those staple items I buy whenever I go to the grocery store.  We eat them for snacks, blended into protein shakes and sliced into cereal.  If there are any extras that start to turn brown, I usually peel and freeze them for future smoothies and banana breads.

This time, I was looking for something a little different – a little healthier – and I found a recipe on one of my favorite food blogs, Joy the Baker.  This recipe comes from Cooking Light, and in addition to being light on the butter, it’s also got whole wheat flour (FIBER!), greek yogurt (PROTEIN!) and flax seeds (ANTIOXIDANTS & OMEGA-3!).

To balance out the healthy, these muffins have a good amount of peanut butter and dry roasted, salted peanuts for crunch.

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