Banana Bread Protein Bites

These Banana Bread Protein Bites are filled with natural goodness and of course are packed with protein!

I have been training for a marathon and these bites really are a winner when it comes to getting enough protein in and fuelling my body. I simply make a batch and snack on them throughout the week!

They are amazing to have as a pre or post workout snack, giving you that extra energy kick and helping your muscles recover! All that and they also taste absolutely delicious! Win win!

 

 

Ingredients

 

 

Method

 

  1. Start by placing the almonds in your food processor and blend for about one minute until it forms a flour like texture.
  2. Then remove the pits from the medjool dates and peel the banana.
  3. Now simply add the dates, banana, chia seeds, flaxseeds, vanilla powder and Raw Plant Protein to the almond flour and mix until it forms a sticky substance.
  4. Once thats done grab a teaspoon and scoop out a spoonful, then roll it in your hands to form a ball. Repeat this until you finish the mixture.
  5. As a topping you roll them into chia seeds or hemp seeds, which will stick nicely!

You can place them straight into your fridge to let them set or to simply store them.

Enjoy!

 

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Banana Bread Protein Bites
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Why we should all drink Matcha and never miss a sunset in Bali

Don’t we just all love waking up on Sunday mornings. Whether its a rainy day and you cuddle up a little more into your warm and comfortable bed sheets, or when the sun is shining and you take a big stretch while enjoying the view out of your window.

Today I started my Sunday with a nice stretch and a delicious breakfast overlooking the beautiful rice fields of Bali at one of my favourite cafes named Matcha Cafe. I love to go here in the morning and get one of their amazing matcha lattes. I find it to be the best energy source on an early morning and it actually gives you more energy than coffee does. (Don’t get me wrong, I am still a coffee addict. But I am a matcha addict too!)

Matcha is filled with antioxidants, in-fact it has seven times that of dark chocolate and sixty times that of spinach! It is also known to be an anti-ager, lowers LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol, supports weight loss, it detoxifies and its very high in fiber which stabilises blood sugar levels. It also consists of amino acid L-theanine, which combined with the naturel caffeine found in the powder creates a slow release of energy over the next 3-6 hours after consuming – unlike coffee which releases energy in more of kick form leaving you feel energised for about 1-1.30 hours.

So on days like today I love giving my body some good energy before hitting the gym!

To built up my energy I enjoyed a ‘Acai Boost Matcha Smoothie Bowl’ with on the side a Matcha Latte with almond milk. Giving me a satisfied feeling full of healthy nutrients that are slowly releasing energy making me ready for another kick-ass day!

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Matcha latte with almond milk – Matcha Cafe, Canggu Bali
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Acai Boost Smoothie Bowl- Matcha Cafe, Canggu Bali

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When you will visit Bali you will see and experience many beautiful things. But there is one thing you will always have to remember. Never miss a sunset. Every sunset in Bali is more beautiful, colourful and breathtaking than the other. Enjoy an evening surf or just sit on the sand waiting for the sky to turn even more pink and for the sun to drown into the sea. I will never get used to its beauty.

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From the beach we made our way to get a well deserved vegan pizza! But make sure not to get too distracted by the smell of fresh pizza as you might have to stop for a family of cows to cross over the road! Isn’t this what makes life in Bali so beautiful? People don’t stop and shout for the cows to move, people actually stop and let them take their time to move across the road safely. Its what makes life so much more peaceful and respectful. This is one of many reasons why I love Bali. No stress, no worries but respect and happiness.

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After all its Sunday-funday right? So whats a better way to end the day with a delicious vegan pizza Marinara and to finish of with one of my favourite vegan ice-creams in Canggu! At Old Man’s you find THE most delicious sorbet ice-cream, which include surprising and vibrant flavours! My favourites? Coconut Pandan and Mango – which is by the way the most amazing combination! Definitely a must try for when you book your own ticket to Bali!

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Gelato Secrets – Old Man’s, Canggu Bali

 

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