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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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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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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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