Double Banana Peanut Butter Milkshake...

Being a runner I am trying to add more fruit to my diet and eat more bananas.

I love milkshakes and smoothies and this a great way having something fruity, healthy and tasty. I have found out that adding more bananas and less milk to this recipe makes the milkshakes very creamy, tasty and oh so yummy. Had this milkshake 3 times last week and once this week, now need to try some different ones.

Warning tastes so moreish!!! 


  • 2 bananas ( ripe ones taste better )
  • 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter ( my favourite is Whole Earth )
  • 100ml Skimmed milk


  • Peel and chop the banana
  • Add all 3 ingredients to a smoothie maker
  • Place on settings mix for 1 minute then smooth for 1 minute then mix for 30 seconds

Serve straight away...

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Malawian-style Peanut & Banana Cake...

Fairtrade Fortnight (February 25 - March 10)


  • 225g plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 ½ tsp nutmeg, ground
  • 170g Fairtrade soft brown sugar
  • 85g butter
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 4 Fairtrade bananas
  • 60g Fairtrade peanut

Preparation Method
  • Pre heat the oven to 170C.
  • Cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add the beaten eggs slowly.
  • Coarsely chop the peanuts and roast them in the oven for a few minutes until they are a darker shade.
  • (be careful they can burn easily).
  • Add the mashed bananas and nuts to the mixture.
  • Fold in all the dry ingredients.
  • Spoon into a large loaf tin.
  • Bake for 50 minutes.

Recipe and photo credit by Fairtrade

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Banana And Avocado Smoothie ...

Still smoothie-ing my way through the year, making healthier and not so healthy smoothies. Also #Runstreak-ing my way through the year ( running everyday ) for as longs as I can.

Every year on New Years Day me my husband and 2 sons all made a little fun challenge and see who can run everyday the longest as of yet  my husband stopped due to being really ill, my 2nd youngest had a day off, so its in between me and my oldest son (18) now!! bring it on as I'm still in the challenge and feeling fresh!! ha ha.

Today I'm sharing a banana and avocado smoothie, as I love avocados and banana are so good for you and filling.

Yesterday I managed to run 5 miles and today I got a just over 6 miles run in.

Serves 1

  • 1 Large banana
  • 1 Small avocado
  • 1 Medium pear
  • 1 tbsp Nutella
  • 120 ml Semi skimmed milk
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • Peel the pear and remove the pips, peel banana, take the stone out the avocado and peel.
  • Chop all the fruit into chunks and place in a smoothie maker.
  • Add the milk and ice cubes.
  • Mix for 30 seconds then smooth for 30 seconds.
  • Serve straight away.

Days ran this year 12/12 #runstreak

Miles ran this month 71

Workouts 12
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Watermelon, Banana, Avocado And Orange Smoothie ...

Getting some recipes ready for juicing my way through 2013. With starting my London marathon training after Christmas what better way to get some added vitamins inside you than a smoothie?

I have been writing down lots of smoothies recipes to try ( Healthy and some no so  healthy!!)

 Some packed full of fruit, some with ice cream and some with cream in, so many good ideas I can't wait to try them all. This is the first time as an adult I have tried an avocado and I am now in love with them, I remember trying one at my aunties house when I was little and not liking them so I was surprised how yummy they are...

Serves 1-2


  • 250g Watermelon
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 orange
  • 100ml concentrated orange juice
  • Few handfuls of ice
  • 1 Tsp honey to taste


  • Remove the skin and seeds from some watermelon , peel the banana, take the stone out off the avocado and peel ,remove the orange peel and take out any pips.
  • Chop the fruit and place in a smoothie maker
  • Pour in the orange juice and ice cubes
  • In a smoothie maker place the settings to mix for 30 second smoothie for 30 seconds
  • Serve straight away

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Good Natured Banana Split...

Serves 4

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Linwoods Beauty Boosting Strawberry Smoothie...

Today I'm sharing a  Beauty Boosting Strawberry Smoothie from Linwoods. Now beauty boosting sounds great to me!!
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Good Natured Banoffee Pie Pots....

The new Ban-tastic Bananas from Good Natured are grown using only natural predators (good bugs) to control pests (bad bugs) and disease, so you can be sure that the range is grown in harmony with Mother Nature and free from pesticide residue.

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Banana Tart Tartin...


  • 160g Caster Sugar
  • 160g Butter, in small pieces
  • 60ml Dark Rum
  • 600g Puff Pastry
  • 4 large, slightly unripe Bananas

  • Saturate the sugar with 60ml of cold water and melt gently.
  • Add the butter and melt over a medium heat, shaking the pan to blend the butter with the sugar.
  • Boil to a medium dark brown caramel, but do not let it burn. 
  • Take off the heat and stir in the rum.
  • Pour the caramel into 8 cast iron pans or tins that are big enough to fit a banana. 
  • Spread the caramel with the back of a spoon to level it out.
  • Cool.
  • Roll the pastry out to 3mm thickness.
  • Peel the banana and slice in half lengthwise. 
  • Lay the rounded side onto the pastry and cut around the banana leaving a 1cm border.
  • Turn the bananas over and press the pastry to the sides of the banana and trim away any excess, then place flat side down on the caramel.
  • Rest in the fridge.
  • Bake at 200°C until the pastry is crisp and golden (approx. 10mins).

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Recipe and photo credit by- Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

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Strawberries And Banana Milkshake...

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