I’ve decided to eat more fruit this summer. Also, I wanted an excuse to use my blender and make smoothies; so I bought a bunch of frozen and fresh fruits. The problem is that whenever I buy fruit, sometimes I forget that I have it and it spoils. I’m not a huge banana fan (I don’t like to eat them by themselves) but I bought them because I know that I would have to use them quickly before they perish. So I was going to make banana nut bread..I had the ingredients and was about to make it when I realized that I didn’t have a bread pan. I really wanted it to be loaf-like..Then, I noticed I had some leftover chocolate chips in the fridge from when I made muffins a while ago. The thought came to me, why not just make banana nut brownies! Also, I was going to a Bible study that night so I decided to make enough to share..So there you have it, my excuses for indulging. But don’t worry, I still ended up making smoothies later.
Here is the recipe I used, with some modifications: Banana Brownies adding crushed pecans
Melted butter on stove, then took pot off of stove and mixed in the chocolate chips until everything was melted together.
Mix all ingredients together, including mashed bananas and pecans. Add flour last.
Preheat oven 325 and grease pan (I used olive oil) before you pour the mixture in pan. Bake for 30 min.
Yummmmy (best served warm) and everyone loved them.
Then I made a Banana Peach Smoothie , I modified this recipe too. I just used a little plain yogurt, no milk, two spoonfuls of brown sugar, and ice along with the fruit.
Banana with frozen sliced peaches.
As you can see, the blender I have has like 12 different settings. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong but it always takes a while for the ice to crush..Maybe I put too much ice but I always end up with a few big chunks of ice left over. Anyways, here is the final product:
It was good and refreshing but I didn’t taste a lot of peach..now I know I should add more peach next time.
Welp, now I’m officially ready for summer. Stay tuned, my next post will be about my Eggplant Parmesan attempt!