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Marble Banana Bread

What do you do when you come home from a week away and you have SUPER ripe bananas sitting on your counter? Make banana bread! I’ve made just about every banana bread there is to make, but on my quest to make a different NOBREAD Bread each week, I’ve discovered a new recipe!

Marble breads are beautiful, and flavorful, so I figured why not kick my banana bread game up a notch, and use unsweetened cocoa powder to make a beautiful marble banana bread? You will see in my ingredient shot below a bowl of chia… I was going to use chia “eggs” and make the bread vegan, but then I realized this may mess with my color scheme, and I switched it out for traditional organic eggs!

What You Will Need:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 Cups almond flour
  • 2T coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of Pink Himalayan salt
  • 3T unsweetened Cacao powder

What You Will Do:

  • In a large bowl, combine your wet ingredients (3 ripe bananas, eggs, almond butter, coconut oil, vanilla)
  • In a small bowl, combine your dry ingredients EXCEPT the cocoa powder (almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt)

  • Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and mix.

  • Once combined, your mixture will measure to about 3 Cups. Pour 1.5 Cups in one bowl, and 1.5 Cups in the other.

  • Add 3T Cocoa Powder to ONE of the bowls, and combine.
  • Line your bread pan with parchment paper. Pour scoops of each bowl into the bread pan so that the colors rotate.

  • With a knife, swirl your mixture!

  • Bake at 350 for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean!

  • Slice and serve! Each bite in unique, with flavors of almond, coconut, banana, and chocolate! I mean… what more could you want!

To be honest, I’ve seen prettier marble swirls… but I’d like to think this was a great first try!! I’ll work on my knife skills for my next marble cake. If anyone has any tips, let me know!

Paleo Blueberry Banana Bread

A girl can never have too many (gluten-free) banana breads in her life, trust me, and today I was feeling blueberry. This bread did not disappoint either, and with only ten super clean ingredients, its a win-win! I’ll be remaking this beauty very, very soon.

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What You Will Need:
1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 Eggs
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbs coconut oil
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 or 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
1 tsp vanilla

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What You Will Do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In one bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.
In another bowl mash the 2 ripe bananas and then whisk in the eggs, melted coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla.

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Combine your wet and dry ingredients, and mix them together in one large bowl. Once combined, add the blueberries. Stir until all the ingredients are throughly combined.
Next, line a bread pan with parchment paper and pour in your ingredients. Now your bread pan is ready for the oven!

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Put the bread pan in the oven for 40 minutes.
When time is up, take the pan out and check if your bread is ready by sticking a tooth pick in. If ready, the tooth pick should come out clean and dry! Remove the parchment paper from the pan and let the bread cool for 20 minutes.
Slice and enjoy 🙂

Tip: don’t overdo on the blueberries! Too many will make the bread too dense and wet.

Supergreen Smoothie Bowl

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If you are an avid instagrammer, then you are quite familiar with the smoothie bowl. And let me guess, you probably have yet to make your own smoothie bowl because they just look too good on Instagram, and you’re thinking there is NO way you can replicate it yourself. Am I right? Well, you are wrong! Smoothie bowls are super fun and easy to make, and given that there is no real ‘right way’ to make them, you can’t go wrong with your creation!

I say that there is no real right way to make a smoothie bowl, because each smoothie bowl can and should be different! Today I want to introduce you to the classic Supergreen Smoothie Bowl. This is my go-to, given that it’s super nutritious yet tasty and the perfect way to get in your greens. Filled with kale, spinach, berries and more, this recipe is perfect for your first smoothie bowl attempt.

What You Will Need:

1 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk (Or another non-dairy milk)
Handful of Spinach
Handful of Kale
2 Frozen Bananas, cut up
1/2 Avocado
1/2- 1 Cup of Raspberries/Strawberries
Optional: 1 T Nut Butter, Vegan protein powder
Toppings of your choosing! 

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What You Will Do:

Pour your coconut milk in the blender first.
Next, add the frozen banana followed by your greens. After the greens, add all other ingredients.
Seal blender, and blend until totally smooth.
Pour your smoothie into a bowl, and add your toppings! This week I was feeling healthy, and I topped my smoothie bowl with nuts, coconut shavings, and gluten-free granola!

*The reason why I didn’t add nut butter into the smoothie blend was because I wanted to add nuts as my topping! Healthy fats are GREAT for you, but of course, don’t overdo it!

This bowl serves 2 people! Enjoy!

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Banana Bread

Whether it’s because I’m making my banana pancakes or simply using a banana as a topping or garnish in one of my dishes, bananas are a necessary component in many of my NOBREAD recipes. This week, I had visitors in town, and like any good hostess, I stocked my home with NOBREAD essentials. Unfortunately, I overbought most grocery items, and much of my food went bad! I was slightly disappointed; that was until I realized my bananas were going bad too, and the only thing that makes me happier than perfectly ripe bananas are bananas that are going bad! Why? Well, these bananas are GOLD in the world of banana-bread making, and I’ve had a new recipe right up my sleeve that I’ve been dying to try.

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What You Will Need:
2 Cups All-Purpose GLUTEN FREE Flour
¾ Cup Brown Sugar
3 RIPE Bananas
2 Eggs
¼ tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
½ Cup Dairy Free Butter
Optional: GF/DF choc chips!

What You Will Do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine gluten-free flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate bowl, melt butter and combine with brown sugar.

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Add butter/sugar to large bowl and mix.
In two separate bowls, mash 3 bananas and whisk two eggs.
Combine bananas and eggs in large flour bowl and mix until smooth.
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If you want to make chocolate chip banana bread, now’s the time to add your GF/DF chocolate chips!
Pour batter into a 9.5 in x 5.5 in bread pan.

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Place in the oven for ~30 minutes, or until the top of your bread is nice and brown. If you stick a toothpick or knife into the bread, it should come out nice and clean! Otherwise, let it cook a bit longer!
Let bread cool for ~15 minutes.
Slice and serve!

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Banana Pancakes

INTRODUCING THE MOST DELICIOUS, HEALTHY BREAKFAST I HAVE EVER MADE! Would you believe me if I said these amazing pancakes are flourless, gluten-free, and dairy-free, and they have no added sugar? Not only will they take you just 5 minutes or so to make, but they will also leave you full for hours!

What You Need:
1 Ripe Banana
2 Eggs

What You Will Do:
In a small bowl, mash the banana until (relatively) smooth.
In a separate bowl, beat two eggs until they are mixed.
Combine the banana and egg.
On a griddle (heat on medium), pour four small circles of batter. Let it sit, and when the top starts to bubble, flip!
Stack up your pancakes, and top with Maple Syrup, Peanut Butter, Nuts, and more!

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