My freezer is full of ripe bananas so naturally I turned to Pinterest to try to find a healthy recipe to use them with! I have the biggest sweet tooth so if I can find some little snack that is good for me while satisfying my sugar craving I’ll take it. And this is the one I found – 5 ingredient mini banana muffins. They turned out delicious on the first try 🙂 It took about 15 minutes from start to finish. My husband even said they were delicious and he is a tough critic!
In a blender add:
2 over ripe bananas
1 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
optional: drizzle of honey, toppings like nuts, coconuts (I used 2 dark chocolate chips)
-blend until smooth and pour into greased mini muffin pan
-add toppings as desired
– bake at 400 degrees for 8-9 minutes
enjoy! If you’re like me, enjoy 3 or 4 👍🏻
So my coworkers ordered gyros last week for lunch and we got on the subject of how much we love Greek food. So I thought, why not create a Greek inspired salad that coincides with the 21 Day Fix Extreme nutrition guide? I made a good sized bowl to have for lunch all week.
For a large batch (6-8 servings)
1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
1 chopped bell pepper
1 can artichokes roughly chopped
a handful of quartered cherry tomatoes
2 cucumbers peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 finely chopped red onion
a handful of sliced kalamata olives (not sure if this is allowed on the 21dfx but I couldn’t make leave them out)
after I have dished up an individual serving I add a sprinkle of feta cheese, a drizzle of EVOO, some lemon juice and pepper to taste. I like it served with a grilled chicken breast on a bed of spinach!
Salad: 1&1/2 green, 1 orange, 1/2 blue
chicken: 1 red
spinach: 1/2 green
All of this warm weather is inspiring me to get back in the kitchen and to get creative. I love all of the fresh fruits, veggies and herbs that are in season! Today’s meal inspiration comes from the 21 day fix extreme. I am starting the 21DFX today, meal plan and all and am nervous and excited at the same time. I like wraps because I can get a variety of food groups in one hearty wrap!
My wrap is:
1 whole wheat tortilla (1 yellow)
Grilled chicken (1 red)
spinach, yellow bell pepper, green onion (1.5 green)
super spicy hummus (1/2-1 blue)
(strawberries are one purple)
You can make a wrap very different with similar ingredients as well! Other ingredients I love are:
quiona, avocado, steak, fish, cucumber, celery, salsa, kale, buffalo sauce, Greek yogurt, fresh herbs. The sky is the limit 🙂 if you have a favorite wrap I would love for you to share your recipe with me!