The health kick continues, as the wedding slim down gets into full swing. So far, so good – I’ve lost 1.5lb in the first week. Slowly but surely! I do have eight months to get there.
This morning, I figured it was time to get back into smoothies. They’re so easy to whizz up.
I had a small punnet of blueberries.
Add a banana and a splash of milk and just blended it with a hand blender until smooth.
Ta-da! Easy breakfast, that’s tasty and healthy!
Banana bread is one of the easiest cakes to make and is a great way of using up bananas that could otherwise be facing the bin.
All you need to whip up this family favourite is:
150g self raising flour
165g caster sugar (white or golden)
3 very ripe bananas
Sift the flour into a mixing bowl, add in the sugar and the egg.
In a separate bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until smooth and add that to the other ingredients.
Simply mix with a wooden spoon until the batter is combined and pour into a lined loaf tin. I always line my loaf tins, as it saves on the washing up!
Pop into a pre-heated oven at 180C for around an hour. Check with a skewer and it if comes out clean, the cake is cooked.
Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, before turning out on to a wire rack to cook complete and then enjoy with a cuppa.
As an alternative, you could stir through a handful of chopped nuts or chocolate chips or even a couple of spoonfuls’ of honey or peanut butter to jazz up the cake.