Category Archives: banana

Du Chocolat Egg White Oats

Have you tried egg whites in your breakfast oats? They help create low calorie fluffy creamy oats.

I made some for breakfast this morning using some Sugar Free Du Chocolat powder. Yummy!!
You will need:
4 tbs oats
1 tbs chia seeds
2 tsp Du Chocolat
2 tbs Unsweetened Almond Breeze 

2 egg whites

Sliced banana and blueberries to garnish

On a low heat mix all the ingredients with a whisk in a small saucepan. Beat well until mixture becomes thick.

Serve in a shallow dish and garnish with fruits.

Egg White Oatmeal

Yummy breakfast this morning!
Egg White Oatmeal with Peanut Butter and Banana. 
You will need:
2 egg whites
Half a cup of oatmeal
PB2
Banana
1/2 cup Almond Breeze Almond Milk
Honey/Sweetner
Heat the almond milk, egg whites, and sweetner in a saucepan.
Once mixed using a whisk add the oatmeal and whisk on the heat until thick.
Top with PB2 or regular peanut butter, and sliced banana. I also added a sprinkle of goji berries.
Enjoy! 

Banana Blueberry Bread

This is a gluten free healthier version of a traditional banana bread. It’s lighter in texture & very moist.

You will need:
2 cups gluten free self raising flour
4 tablespoons sweetener
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix these ingredients together.

In a separate bowl mix:
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 tablespoon brown rice syrup
2 eggs
1 tablespoon milk
2 mashed bananas
I used vegan cream cheese & milk.
Just to make it dairy free.

Blend.
Add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add a handful of fresh blueberries and half a sliced banana.

Refrigerate while heating the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Bake for 40 minutes.
I unfortunately don’t own a loaf pan so I baked it in a slice dish.
Cool on a wire rack.

This makes 18 small slices at 88 calories each.

Eggnog Pancakes

So easy to make & only three ingredients.

These are rough measurements so have a play with quantities. 
In a bowl I mixed, half a cup of eggnog, half a cup if self raising flour & one egg. 

Once a smooth texture I fried piklet-sized cakes on a non-stick pan for about a minute on each side. 

I topped the stack (makes about ten) with banana slices & maple syrup.

Coconut Yoghurt Smoothie

I think this is the best smoothie that I’ve made so far…

It is completely dairy free, gluten free & vegan. 

I had some coconut yoghurt in the fridge so I popped it in a blender along with two frozen bananas a tablespoon of chia seeds a teaspoon of agave syrup and a handful of frozen blueberries. 

Blend all ingredients and it will become a thick consistency. It’s a very creamy and sweet but bursting with antioxidants, potassium and is low GI.
Wee Man loved this combination too & said it tasted like melted Ice Cream! 
Yum!!

Smoothies

Everyone seems to be making them & drinking them.  If you’re using the right ingredients they can be used as a meal & can be highly nutritious. 

Try non dairy smoothies too, you don’t always have to use milk. Almond or coconut milks add a creamy, nutty taste. Or coconut water is ideal for an even lighter option.

Make a couple of serves & enjoy over a couple if mornings. Rather than watering down your smoothies with ice, try freezing your selected fruits/vegetables overnight & then blend. You’ll find you have no use for ice.
Add a vegetable to a smoothie with a higher fruit content. You’ll enjoy the taste & not notice the addition of spinach, celery or pumpkin.

Smoothies are good if you’re pressed for time in the mornings, lunchtimes or even dinner times.  There’s so much that can be added to them, seeds, nuts, superfoods- goji, bee pollen or chia as an example. 

The possibilities are endless. Use what’s in season & keep a couple of packs of frozen berries in the freezer & also a few peeled & chopped bananas.