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Vegan Banana Bread

SweatTheStyle_VeganBananaBreadOrganic produce have a tendency to ripen fast. With our busy schedules we often run into the issue of not eating them in time and are forced to throw them away. When it comes to bananas, which are a great way to add manganese, fiber, biotin, and potassium to your diet, we have a great solution.

Vegan banana bread can be an awesome addition to your breakfast, a great afternoon snack, and even a nice treat after dinner. This moist and delicious bread will make you want to share this easy recipe with all of your friends and safe those over ripened bananas!

1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 very ripe medium bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 cups)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup plain soy milk yogurt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom and two long sides of a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan with parchment, leaving a 2 inch overhang on each long side, and lightly coat with oil.

Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Whisk the bananas, sugar, yogurt, oil and vanilla together in another medium bowl. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a rubber spatula until the batter just comes together (it’s okay if there are lumps). Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes; tent the loaf with foil if it’s browning too quickly. Cool the loaf in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes, then lift it from the pan by the parchment overhangs and cool completely on the rack. Store the loaf in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

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Banana Benefits

SweatTheStyle_GabrielaBloomgarden_Active_2 The perfect light snack before or after your workout.
SweatTheStyle_Banana Bananas are packed with the nutrients that are especially important for fueling an active lifestyle. Potassium plays a major role in muscle function, having enough potassium in your diet can help prevent and stop muscle cramps. Magnesium allows your body to better access energy from the food you eat while also speeding up the body’s healing process. The best time to eat a banana to benefit your workout is at least an hour before or right after.

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Banana Protein Shake STSF1
The thought of chocolate, banana, and almonds in a cold thick milkshake-like consistency is enough to get me through any tough workout!

Chocolate Protein: 1 Scoop
Flax Seeds: 1 Tablespoon
Banana: 1 Frozen and sliced
Chocolate Almond Milk: 1 cup
Ice: 1 cup
Raw Almonds: Small Handfull

Blend almonds and flax seeds in almond milk first until finely grated.
Blend the rest of the ingredients.

You deserve rounds…

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Beverly Hills Juice

SweatTheStyle_BeverlyHillsJuice_CoconutCarrot-3SweatTheStyle_BeverlyHillsJuice_CoconutCarrot-5The OG in the juice game, Beverly Hills Juice has been around since 1975. Everything is organic, sourced from the farmers market, and pressed onsite daily. A setup that ensures you get the most nutrients out of everything on the menu.
SweatTheStyle_BeverlyHillsJuice_CoconutCarrot-4Over the years they’ve kept it clean and tight, true to their craft with a highly knowledgeable staff. At anytime there’s a few people patiently waiting in line, cash in hand, for their favorite juices, smoothies, and shots. Their loyal clientele ranges from Hollywood execs and hippies to health conscious cool kids and celebrities.SweatTheStyle_BeverlyHillsJuice_CoconutCarrot-9The Banana Mana Almond Smoothie is a Sweat The Style favorite. It’s a base of frozen banana and almonds (or sometimes sunflower seeds) that’s thick, creamy, and satisfying. It mixes beautifully with their organic carrot coconut juice. A combination that’s jam packed with vitamin A & C, potassium, and fiber.SweatTheStyle_BeverlyHillsJuice_CoconutCarrotYou’ll feel fresh and energized hours later because you’re full of organic goodness. Take a shot of E3 before hand to get an extra buzz of energy. There’s a reason why Beverly Hills Juice has been an institution for over 40 years and is here to stay!

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Sweet Potato Smoothie

SweatTheStyle_SweetPotatoSmoothie_Ingredients In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I created a deliciously satisfying smoothie that is packed with energizing and beautifying nutrients to keep you on top of your holiday A-game and look good doing it. The Sweet Potato Smoothie is rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and beta-carotene which your body converts into Vitamin A. These antioxidants protect your skin from harmful free radical damage thereby helping to prevent wrinkles and keep the skin moist and youthful. Plus, eating foods rich beta-carotene makes your skin glow a soft golden hue (no tanning bed required!). This smoothie is also packed with plant-based protein for blood sugar stability and long-lasting energy and omega-3 fatty acids which will keep your bowels in check and inflammation at bay. Enjoy a cup as a mid-afternoon snack or as a post-Thanksgiving meal dessert. It literally tastes like ice cream minus the dairy and refined sugar.

Sweet Potato Puree: 1/2 cup
Coconut Milk: 1/2 cup
Hemp Seeds: 3 tbsp
Figs: 2
Water: 1/4 cup, filtered
Banana: 1 frozen
Cinnamon: 1 tsp
Nutmeg: 1/2 tsp
Ice: 3-4 cubes

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

By: Beata Rydyger BSc RHN, She Lives Clean

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Xian’s Thin Mint Girl Scout Protein Shake

Chocolate Protein Powder: 1 Scoop
Frozen Spinach: 1 Cup
Avocado: 1/4
Banana: 1/4 Frozen
Almond or Coconut Milk: 1 Cup
Peppermint Extract: 1/8 Tsp
Mint Leaves: To garnish

Throw all the ingredients in a blender with a little bit of ice and blend until smooth. Top with fresh mint. Enjoy the healthy version of a Girl Scout Cookie!

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Gluten-Free Johnny Boy

SweatTheStyle_JohnnyBoyI love making toast with gluten-free bread from Udi’s. It looks, tastes, and feels exactly like regular bread. This is an easy breakfast toast I make that reminds me of being a kid. The fiber and protein from the almond butter, chia seeds, and banana will keep you full all morning, and the raw honey makes it a sweet way to start your day.

Udi’s Gluten-Free Bread: 2 Slices, Toasted
Almond Butter with Chia Seeds: 2 Tbsps
Raw Honey: 2 Tbsps
Banana: 1 Large

Spread raw honey and almond butter over each slice and sprinkle chia seeds. Thinly slice banana length wise so it becomes 4 long thin strips. Cut in half so it becomes 8 and lay 4 slices over each toast.

Breakfast of champions!

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