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Banana And Date Muffins

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Banana and Date Muffins

I know, I know. These muffins look so dull and boring. And you’r right, they do look dull and boring. BUT they are soft, spongy, delicious and healthy. So for those of you whos New Years resolution was to eat healthier, this one is for you. Personally I can do without the chocolate chips on top, the muffins are wonderful all by themselves. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Banana and Date Muffins (makes 10-11 muffins)

Ingredients: 

1 cup pitted whole dates (150 g)

2 cup oats (170 g)

3 rips bananas

2 eggs

1 teaspoon baking soda

a pinch of salt

a big pinch of cinnamon

optional, chocolate chips for sprinkling

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C). Grease a muffin tin and set aside.

Remove the pits from dates and place in a heat-proof bowl. Bring a small amount of water to a boil and pour water over dates, let sit for 10-15 minutes.

Drain water from dates. Place dates, oats, bananas, eggs, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a food processor or a blender and process until smooth. This could take a couple of minutes depending on the softness of the dates. Pour batter into prepared muffin tin, sprinkle with chocolate chips if desired. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Enjoy!

Source: adapted from Pinch Of Yum

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Mango-Banana Smoothie

  

Mango Banana Smoothie

Smoothies, so versatile. Cool, filling, fruity, healthy….impossible to resist. You can have whatever flavor your heart desires, granted that you’re able to locate the desired fruit at your local grocery store.  Mango’s are loaded with vitamin C and A as well as Potassium. It is aromatic, juicy and has a fibrous flesh.  A Mango can be a little tricky to cut up because of the large flat stone in the middle and so if you need a little advice on how to cut up a mango here  is a link with 3 different ways to slice and dice it.   

Ingredients:   

1/2 banana  

2 cups freshly chopped mango (approx 2 mango’s)  

1 cup orange juice  

3 tablespoon vanilla yogurt  

Optional: 1/4 cup uncooked oats (not instant)  

   

Mango Ingredients

Directions:   

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high-speed until smooth. If you choose to use the optional uncooked oats it may come out a little on the thick side, if you wish to thin it out just add some more orange juice.  

Source: adapted from Savory Sweet Life  

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