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Showing posts with label Banana Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Banana Recipes. Show all posts

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

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!!! 



Ingredients

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

Method

  • 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...


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Malawian-style Peanut & Banana Cake...


Fairtrade Fortnight (February 25 - March 10)
  

Ingredients 

  • 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


Saturday, 12 January 2013

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


Ingredients

  • 1 Large banana
  • 1 Small avocado
  • 1 Medium pear
  • 1 tbsp Nutella
  • 120 ml Semi skimmed milk
  • Handful of ice cubes

Method

  • 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.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

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


Ingredients

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

Method

  • 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


Saturday, 24 March 2012

Good Natured Banana Split...


Serves 4

Ingredients

100g dark chocolate

25g butter

25g dark muscovado sugar

1 tbsp Golden Syrup

4 Good Natured Ban-tastic Bananas, peeled and halved lengthways

500ml tub of vanilla ice cream (or flavour of your choice)

125g raspberries

75g Blueberries

50g pecan nuts, chopped

Method

To make the chocolate sauce, gently melt together the chocolate, butter, sugar and Golden Syrup – stir until it is smooth.

Place a cut banana on each plate then place two scoops of ice-cream in the middle. Sprinkle over the raspberries and blueberries, then pour over the chocolate sauce.

Sprinkle with the chopped pecan nuts to serve.

Guest Post Credits- Good Natured Fruit

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Linwoods Beauty Boosting Strawberry Smoothie...


Today I'm sharing a  Beauty Boosting Strawberry Smoothie from Linwoods.. 

Now beauty boosting sounds great to me!!


Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 30g Milled Organic Sunflower and Pumpkin seeds
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of low fat milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • ¾ cup non fat yogurt
  • 5-7 strawberries

Method

  • Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend for 45 seconds, or until you reach your desired consistency. 
  • It’s that simple!




  Thanks to Linwoods for letting me share their great recipe and photo...

Linwoods’ unique range is packed full of essential vitamins and minerals that will make you feel GREAT on the inside and leave you GLOWING on the outside.

It’s really easy to incorporate the blends into your diet. Just two dessert spoonfuls, added to any meal each day, is enough to keep your body looking and feeling its best.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

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.

Serves 4

 Ingredients

  • 120g digestive biscuits
  • 1 x 397g can condensed milk caramel
  • 2 medium Good Natured Bantastic Bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 400g Greek yoghurt
  • 20g dark chocolate, grated

Method

  • Place the digestive biscuits into a plastic bag and smash lightly with a rolling pin to break them up slightly. 
  •  Divide between four glasses.
  • Spoon over the caramel, and smooth the top before placing the sliced banana on top.
  • Spoon over the Greek yoghurt and sprinkle with grated chocolate to serve.





Recipe and photo credits- Good Natured Fruit


Saturday, 3 December 2011

Banana Tart Tartin...



Ingredients

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

Method
  • 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


Monday, 18 July 2011

Strawberries And Banana Milkshake...




Ingredients

Half a pint of semi skimmed milk

1 mug of strawberries

1 large ripe banana

1 teaspoon honey to taste

You will need

Blender/ smoothie maker

Method

Place the semi skimmed milk,strawberries,chopped banana and honey into a liquidiser.

Blend together for about a minute, for a smoothie maker mix for 30 seconds then smooth for 30 seconds.

Serve straight away.

Enjoy :)

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