Welcome to the first ever instalment of Food & Fitness Friday! Eating well and keeping an active lifestyle are key to mental health. No matter what any journal or study will ever say, the benefits of exercise and eating healthy do wonders to your mood. Well, that’s been the case for me, anyway! Since I started to eat clean and eliminate unneeded gluten from my diet, I’ve noticed such a difference. Add in exercise and you’ve got a recipe for a better mood.
So I have been following Blogilates for about a year now and I LOVE Casey Ho and her workout videos. She instagram’d a picture of some banana bread/muffins she made and the recipe was so simple I knew I was going to have to try it out! I tweaked her recipe a bit and added in my own goodies. Here’s the recipe with my tweaks:
2 cups of Large Flake Oats.
1/2 cup of Almond or Soy milk (regular milk is fine too)
2 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
a dash of cinnamon
a drop of vanilla extract
a sprinkle of flax seeds
(I didn’t measure the last three… Just added until I was satisfied! Remember less is more. You can always add more to the mixture but you can’t take it away!!)
Mix it all up and put it in either a muffin tin or in a loaf tin. It wont rise so be sure to fill cups or tin accordingly. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Take out and let cool before diving right in there and enjoying that deliciousness!
Comment below or tweet me and let me now what you thought of the recipe! Easy, huh? Instagram me a picture if you want to! I’d love to see it!