Breakfast Bananas - A Fruit Basket Special
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and the lure of greasy spoons and pastries can be tempting, but with bananas comes strength and an energy boost. Tennis players are often seen chomping them down between games and sets. So, if they’re good enough for a preparation against a gruelling five-set classic against Roger Federer, they’re perfect for setting you up for your day at work and should also be the cornerstone of your fruit basket.
To add a little more kick to the morning meal we’ve put together these energy boosting recipes:
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Smoothies offer a great healthy brekkie for commuters in a hurry. Blend together a frozen banana, two tablespoons of natural peanut butter, a cup of soy milk and a little bit of ice.
Pour into your favourite cup and enjoy a hearty but healthy, and easy to make, start to your day.
Oatmeal and Banana Breakfast Cookies
You might have thought a blog about healthy breakfast was going to be a list of things you can’t eat, well guess what? Cookies are not one of those things!
If you’ve got a fruit basket or box with a couple of bananas spare and love a biscuit with your morning brew, then this one is definitely for you!
Ok, so you should probably put back the choccie digestives and fire up the oven to 200 degrees instead. For this you’ll need a bananas, peanut butter, flavoured protein powder and oats.
Blend and mix together your ingredients before rolling them out and placing on a greaseproof baking tray. Pop them in the oven and wait until golden – around 10 minutes.
You can also switch the banana for raisins!
Frozen Banana Breakfast Pops
What’s better than cookies for breakfast? Dessert of course!
Chop an unpeeled banana in half and remove the peel and pop your fruit on a baking sheet, coating it in almond butter. Try to keep as much as possible off of the sheet – we normally just cover the top facing side.
Now get creative, granola and cinnamon make a great combination on your banana stick, but a few nuts or seeds should also do the trick as well.
Once coated, pop a lolly stick in the bottom of the banana and put it in the freezer, still on the baking sheet, until frozen. This normally takes a couple of hours so this a breakfast lolly pop to make the night before!
Take out and eat when you’re ready to enjoy!
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