Hey there hope everyone is having a fantastic Thursday! I’m definitely looking forward to the weekend already as I am having a girlie night on Saturday which includes dinner and me getting all dolled up which I thoroughly enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, I love that I get to wear comfy workout gear all day but I really like putting on a sexy dress and heels and going out.

Last night Steve and I cooked up the leftover steak from his birthday dinner and made some pretty fab fajitas. These make a regular appearance in our house as neither one of us seems to tire from them.

Complete with peppers, taco sauce & greek yogurt

This morning I got up and made some eggs when I first got up and then proceeded to make some killer banana bread pancakes about an hour later.

They legitimately taste like yummy banana bread and are really easy to make if you have a magic bullet or immersion blender as you can just toss everything in and blend it all together.

 Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup oat flour (I just blend oats in the magic bullet and make it myself)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp cinnamon (I always opt for more :))
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • Optional: 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • Optional: Sweetener. This will depend on your personal taste and on the brand of protein powder, if using, too.

Making Them:

  • Blend oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg together in the magic bullet
Oat Flour
  •  Now this next step is crucial take your peeled half banana and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds…just do it. Then flip it over and do the other side for 30 seconds
Banana Before
Banana After
  • Now take your melty banana and add it to your magic bullet cup (let it cool for a couple minutes first though if it’s steaming, you don’t want to cause too much pressure in the bullet!)
  • Add in your almond milk and protein powder (if using) and combine
  • You may need to add a bit more almond milk if using protein powder
  • Pour onto a greased pan over medium high heat and cook until bubbles appear on the one side. Then flip and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes
Mmmmmm....

I love these topped with some natural apple sauce or a bit of calorie free maple or caramel syrup.

Banana bread goodness

 If you omit the baking soda & powder this also makes a killer bowl of oatmeal. With the protein powder mixed in this keeps me full for hours. It’s a great breakfast or post workout meal. Cooking the banana really brings out a delicious sweet flavour that you don’t get from just mashing a normal banana. 

In some other super fantastic exciting news Steve and I are getting our house ready to welcome a new bundle of joy….

 

Our New Puppy!

 This little guy will be joining our family in 3 weeks time and I am literally counting down the days! He is a mastiff shepherd I cannot wait to have him in my arms again. Our goal is to have him fully trained by the end of summer so he can come to the gym with us everyday. He is still without a name but we are working on it.

As soon as he is home you can bet there will be tons and tons of pictures. It will be interesting to see how Chester adjusts but I’m sure they will learn to get along.

 

Well that’s all for now. I’ll be back tomorrow with a post on alcoholic beverages and ways you can make smarter choices. Be sure to check out my workout from Monday over in the My Workout Tab.

 

Question: Any new puppy advice?

 

 

 

Banana Bread Pancake Recipe
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