I have recently been trying to get back on track with my eating, it is so hard to maintain a healthy diet over the holidays!
That being said, I have also been experimenting with the foods I eat, and in the process I have found a new favorite snack, a delicious banana smoothie!
This recipe is enough to make 8oz
You will need:
- 1 banana
- A few ice cubes
- 1tsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp flax seeds
- 1/2 tsp honey
- (optional: coconut shreds)
All you have to do is combine all of the ingredients above and use your blender or nutribullet.
The chia seeds and flax seeds are optional, but I always add these into my smoothies to add a little healthy kick. If you are having trouble blending the smoothie, then add a little almond milk.
As a full time college student I am short on time, so cooking full out meals is not really an option for most days. This year was the first year I found myself having a full kitchen while at school so I have had to learn to fend for myself and go grocery shopping. It is great being able to make your own foods, but somedays you just do not have the time and patience, or even skill, to make a home cooked meal.
My breakfasts are usually quick and easy, and I try to get in a nice hearty meal for breakfast to fuel me for my long day.
A recent new favorite breakfast of mine involves NO COOKING at all, which is great and quick! If you happen to just be an atrocious cooker and even burn your toast, than the toasted bagel may not be an option for you. ;P
Toasted Thin Bagel with Cream Cheese
4 tbsp. butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 tsp. Vanilla
- Turn stove to med/low heat and add olive oil until there is a thin layer covering the bottom of your pan.
- Allow the oil to heat for a little and add popcorn kernels until they cover the bottom of the pan. Make sure you cover the pan with a lid or the popcorn will pop everywhere
- After the times between each popped kernels begins to slow, you can remove the pan and put your popcorn into a bowl.
- Sprinkle as much salt and buttered seasoning, on the dry popcorn, as you prefer
- In a separate skillet add the butter, brown sugar and vanilla
- Melt the brown sugar sauce on low heat, still until the butter is completely melted and the sauce is thin and almost of a liquid form. (If you put the stove on too high it will turn the sauce into a thick glob)
- Take a table spoon and lightly drizzle the sauce onto your salted popcorn
- Make sure to toss around the popcorn to make sure you get the sauce on all of the popcorn