Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup macadamia oil

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 50g pecans/walnuts (optional – you can definitely use other nuts, whatever you like!)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

  2. Mash the banana in bowl and add in honey, oil and vanilla essence. Mix together.

  3. Add flour, cinnamon and nuts to banana mixture and stir through.

  4. Pour mixture into rectangular non stick cake tin and bake in oven for ~30-40mins, or until top is golden and skewer comes out clean.

This Banana bread is a great snack before training to provide some quality carbs, or if you feel like something sweet – its great with a smooth spread of ricotta.

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Raspberry Recovery Smoothie

Heading into the warmer months in Brisbane the thought of a hot breakfast to meet your recovery needs isn’t always overly appealing. As smoothie can definitely do the trick – rehydrate (tick), protein for recovery (tick),  carbohydrates to replenish (tick) and a source of anti-oxidants to assist (tick). 

Ingredients

  • 200-250mL milk

  • 2-3 Tbsp plain yoghurt (Chobani, Rokeby farms & Yo pro are all good high protein options)

  • 2/3 cup raspberries (frozen is best and usually cheaper too!

  • 1/2 banana

  • 1/4 cup oats (optional, but an easy way to add in extra fibre + carbohydrate)

  • Ice cubes

  • 1 tsp honey (optional to sweeten)

Method

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth

You can mix up the types of fruit you use e.g. blueberries, strawberries. For a hit of greens a handful of baby spinach leaves mixes well too and isn’t an over powering flavour.

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