I eat about 1 banana everyday. It’s usually consumed in my oats or in a smoothie. With the crazy deal on bananas Jake + I found the other day, there will be no lack of bananas in my diet for weeks to come.
Exhibit A: Banana Soft Serve [from the lovely Gena]
Infused with peanut butter sauce!!!
1T pb + 1T almond milk –>microwave 15sec –> stir –> pour in food processor after bananas are nice and fluffy
It’s mind boggling how fluffy and creamy-like the banana gets. The key is using frozen bananas!
Which leads me to Vegan Overnight Oats
My oats made me SWEAT yesterday. So, this morning I made coffee and dumped it over ice and made overnight oats. Except I forgot to make them the night before so I quickly through them together in the AM. I was impatient and only let them “cook” in the fridge for about 20min.
I also experimented using Scottish Oats.
In the mix:
- Scottish aats
- Silk Almond Milk
- chia seeds
When I pulled it out of the fridge, it was too soupy. I used too much almond milk along with not letting it sit enough. To help soak things up a bit I added about 3T quinoa flakes. It’s very similar to oat bran but obviously tastes just like quinoa. It’s quick to absorb and adds a little flavor too.
The quinoa flakes helped but next time I’ll use less milk and actually leave it in the fridge overnight. I’ll give the recipe when I get it right next time! Either way, the flavor was spot on. The peanut butter banana soft serve was RIDiculous. Really good. Like, really really good!! I also layered about 4 sliced strawberries in between.
Refreshing, hearty, and delicious!
Meet Maddy, founder of Love Grown Foods, along with her boyfriend Alex. Maddy + Alex make granola and are pretty spectacular people! We met at the Cherry Creek farmer’s market, about a mile from my house. We got to talking because:
- I love granola
- I enjoy checking out local start up companies that make quality product
- Her business reminds me of my granola bar making days
- The product is spot on delicious
- Love their logo design!!
Maddy generously gave me 1 bag of each type of granola they sell. I am so very excited to try them out and let you know my thoughts.
Part of lunch was a bed of arugula topped with last nights cucumber, mango, chickpea salad along with about 1/2 avocado and some grape tomatoes. Last nights salad had still had a bit of dressing on it, but I also added apple cider vinegar and balsamic to the mix. Delicious, especially on a hot day!
I mean, how long did you think I could wait before digging in? NOT long.
- Apple Walnut Delight
- Sweet Cranberry Pecan
- Raisin Almond Crunch
Their granola just got rated #1, by Jim Leff [co-founder of chowhound.com] out of 25 different granolas. Check it out here!
- minimal ingredient list
- very low sugar [~6g per 1/4c serving]
- 2-3g protein + fiber per serving
- crunchy but soft texture – basically, it’s easy to bite into and won’t break your teeth!
- packed with cinnamon
- they don’t skimp out on the fruit + nuts
- large clusters that can easily be crumbled
- love the resalable + reusable bag
- Like most granolas the calorie count is pretty high ~120cals for 1/4c serving – However, this is completely typical for any granola and at least the calories aren’t the result of too much sugar!
I absolutely loved how mellow the sweetness was. You really don’t need granola to be sweet when it’s packed with flavor + perfectly cooked. I also liked how large the clusters were. Typically, the healthier granolas are much more broken apart, but not this one!
There were huge walnuts + dried apples throughout. The apples were nice + soft too! Definitely check out their website for more info! If you live in CO, you can find them in King Soopers as well.
I was not paid to review their product nor did I promise a good review in return for product samples. This is 100% my opinion :)
In leg recovery news….My quad started to feel a bit better, but I tweaked it today and definitely set back the recovery. I didn’t workout or anything like that but was brushing Kenna and I made a movement too quickly and a terrible pain went shooting through my quad again. Not happy about that!
Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!
Don’t forget to check out the updated info for the Colorado Blogger Meet-Up II!!!