Posts tagged ‘banana’

August 13th, 2013

Chocolate Banana Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

by Lauren

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I’d been dying, literally dying, to make frozen yogurt popsicles. Ok maybe not dying, but I had a serious craving for them, and Chrissy just happened to win some popsicle molds. Then it was 80 degrees on a Saturday.

Naturally I kicked this craving by making these tasty pops and man, oh, man. So glad I did. These frozen desserts have been quite the treat around these parts.

Over-ripe bananas never get tossed in our house, they go straight to … Read more...

August 1st, 2013

Cakey Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies {+ coffee ice cream sandwich}

by Chrissy

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These cookies are soft, fluffy, and have just the perfect amount of banana flavor.
I’m not sure yet if they are more on the chocolate chip cookie gone healthy side, or more of the slice of banana bread gone unhealthy side.

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It doesn’t really matter because, regardless, I will eat 5 in one sitting. They are as light and cakey as air, and they seem to vanish by the handful.

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Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better we … Read more...

July 26th, 2013

{Mango & Chocolate Chip} Banana Bread

by Chrissy

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Mmmmm Mango.

Lately, I’ve been putting it in smoothies, Greek yogurt, and this chia seed pudding.

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Here’s another great way to usefully employ a perfectly ripe mango: throw it in some chocolate chip banana bread. Oh yea, that’s what’s up.

This bread turned out super moist, so flavorful, and it was a crowd pleaser.

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Truth be told, I was house-sitting in a huge house all by myself and needed something to do, since I couldn’t get to sleep. At … Read more...

June 17th, 2013

Mango, Banana & Almond Butter Smoothie

by Chrissy

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I spent all weekend out in the beautiful sunshine. I think the only times that I came inside was to eat a real meal and to sleep.

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Between surfing down at my favorite long boarder’s spot and biking down the boardwalk several miles in an attempt to avoid jammed up parking lots, so I could play beach volleyball, there was barely time for anything else.

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I normally pack my beach bag with some snacks, but after expending energy all day … Read more...

June 12th, 2013

{Vanilla + Cinnamon} Almond Butter

by Chrissy

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For all of you peanut butter fans, bear with me. Almond butter is the new peanut butter. Just get used to it.

Bold statement, I know, but you will see what I mean after you grab a spoon of this nutty spread.

Vanilla Cinnamon Almond Butter_LYK12

This isn’t just any nut butter. This is a glorious mix of roasted almonds, pure vanilla extract, and a hint of cinnamon.

It will change your life.

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It can be slapped on fruit slices, toast, or crackers for … Read more...