Are you tired of muffins yet? I should probably lay off on all of the muffin recipes but it’s just so hard because they’re so fun (and easy) to make! And I’ll just be honest and admit that I just really love muffins. I also love making them with ripe bananas because you don’t really need to add much sweetener since the bananas give off so much of the sweetness. I thought it would taste weird to combine banana and blueberries in a muffin but it actually is a great combination. My favorite go-to muffin is banana chocolate chip but in an effort to be healthier I reached for the fruit instead. The toasted walnuts really add great flavor as well. So overall just a really yummy muffin!
You need to make these muffins. Right now. That is if you happen to have four brown bananas on hand… it’s funny because once I realize we have bananas that are going to go bad soon I use it as an excuse to make some kind of banana bread or muffins. Typically I make a healthier version of chocolate chip banana bread (very similar to this recipe) but in an effort to keep it a little cleaner I omitted the chocolate chips and added some oats and peanut butter instead. And they turned out pretty awesome.
I debated whether or not to post this. Because, well.. it’s a fairly basic smoothie. I’m pretty sure we all know how to make a smoothie nowadays. Just throw a bunch of different stuff in a blender and there you have it. But this is like my favorite green smoothie that I make almost every morning now. And since I like it so much I just figured I’d go ahead and share it in case anyone else was in search of a solid smoothie recipe. You can obviously change out the fruit and mix it up however you like but I usually stick to the same stuff every morning. It just tastes that good.
Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re having a great week so far. I know I say this in every post but this week is flying by! I think the busier I get and the more things I add to my plate the faster it seems like time goes by. Speaking off adding things to my plate, this breakfast casserole is my favorite.. as you can tell by the name of it. I’ve made it probably a dozen times and it never disappoints. I actually took this recipe from PaleOMG and modified it a little which really just means I added mushrooms, peppers and cheese. I don’t want to take full credit for this since I really didn’t come up with it but I just wanted to be sure I shared it with you because it is a favorite in our house! It’s perfect to throw together when you’ve invited friends or family over for brunch. It’s also perfect for you and your significant other to devour all by yourselves.. I am saying that because we have done that more than once. You’ll understand why when you try it.
I wasn’t kidding when I said I would post some indulgent recipes here and there. I think we all need a little treat every now and then (at least I know I do). I want my blog and recipes to directly align with the kind of food I eat on a regular basis. As I’ve said before, I eat pretty healthy 90% of the time but I am a huge sweets person so I will treat myself to a sweet baked good every now and then. Do you ever watch Parks and Rec? It’s kind of like the ‘treat yo self’ days that Donna and Tom have every now and then. I think we all deserve a ‘treat yo self’ day every now and then. And if you have no idea what show I’m referencing, I highly recommend you go watch it. Now.
Are you like me and have a hard time figuring out what to eat in the morning? If you read my recent post on the pomegranate smoothie, I talked about how I am trying to focus on healthy, easy breakfast recipes. I think breakfast can be challenging one because not all of us have the extra time if takes to put together a decent breakfast every morning. Most mornings when I’m in a rush I end up reaching for a protein bar because it’s quick and gets the job done. Which is fine, but not protein bars aren’t really full of all the nutritious stuff (except protein, of course) I should consume to start my day and I usually find myself hungry not long after.
I have seriously been missing out. Howecome nobody ever told me that pomegranates are like the best thing ever?! What’s funny is that the day I made this smoothie was the first time I even tried pomegranate. Want to hear something even funnier? I told my husband that I was excited to try pomegranate for the first time and his response – “I don’t really like them because it seems like there’s not much left to eat once you remove all of the seeds.” I laughed pretty hard.. since the seeds are what you actually eat! I love the tangy flavor, it reminds me of cranberries but a little sweeter.