Cinnamon Spiced Banana French Toast

 

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I absolutely love French toast.  It reminds me of childhood as this was my treat breakfast at my grandmother’s on a Sunday morning.  I loved standing next to her and help dip the bread in the egg mixture and as soon as the bread hit the pan the smell that wafted through the house made my tummy rumble!

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Mint Chocolate Smoothie

mint choc smoothie

I was going to post a different recipe this week but when I posted a picture of this smoothie on Instagram and Facebook I received lots of enquiries about it that I thought I would share it with you this week.

I’m not a huge chocolate lover but every so often I do have a craving for some.  This smoothie satisfied my craving instantly and is filling too so a great snack.

I don’t add any sweeteners to this smoothie but if you prefer something a little sweeter you could add some honey or maple syrup.  If you don’t have any bananas in your freezer just use a regular banana and a handful of ice cubes.

Some people may not be familiar with maca which I have included – although this is totally optional.  Maca is native to the Andes and is a very hardy plant. Amongst other benefits it is great for helping with energy levels and reducing tiredness.  It has a slight caramel taste which I love.

Serves 1 – easily doubled

Ingredients

-1 frozen banana, peeled

-1 handful baby spinach

-3 or 4 large fresh mint leaves

-2 Tbsp. raw cacao powder

-1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)

-1/2 tsp. maca powder (optional)

-cacao nibs for sprinkling on top (optional)

mint chocolate smoothie

How To Make

Place all the ingredients except for the cacao nibs in a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into a glass and top with the cacao nibs, if using.

Enjoy 🙂