Mom’s Banana Bread

by Jessica on May 25, 2016

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You guys! I am SO excited about this post. If you haven’t already seen OXO’s newest product, their 14 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set, you’re in for a treat!

Since receiving the set, I’ve been baking and storing all sorts of things in these beautiful glass pieces. My favorite so far has been my mom’s banana bread. It’s a staple in our house, and has been for as long as I can remember. It’s such a yummy treat, that she’d make it several times a week. And with the OXO loaf dish, it’s super easy to bake up!

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Both the Glass Bakeware and SNAP Glass Food Storage pieces are made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means the Bakeware can go from freezer to oven or microwave without cracking – both lines can withstand up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit of temperature change! Amazing!

The Glass Bakeware features raised, slosh-proof lids for easy transportation and storage without squishing your baked goods; convenient, easy-to-read size markings on the containers and wide, comfortable handles that work comfortably with oven mitts. And with the SNAP Glass Food Storage, the lids are interchangeable between both the SNAP Glass line and SNAP Plastic line. They’re stackable and nestable, are microwave safe and feature a leak-proof seal! These pieces are perfect for newlyweds or for when you’re updating your cookware… but let’s be honest, you don’t need a reason to love these!

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Mom’s Banana Bread

Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 2 md ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 c butter, melted & cooled
  • 1/4 c + 1 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c chopped pecans, optional

Instructions

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In a separate larger bowl, combine the eggs, bananas, butter, milk and vanilla. Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Fold in nuts, if using.

Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 75 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack before slicing and serving.

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Tropical Paradise Smoothie

by Jessica on April 29, 2016

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While it’s not necessarily hot outside (just yet), I still get a little flushed in the afternoons. Chalk it up to pregnancy hormones, am I right? To best combat this, I’ve turned to whipping up healthy smoothies on the fly and anything ‘tropical’ is high on my list. Enter this Tropical Paradise Smoothie.

By combining Stonyfield 100% Grassfed yogurt and Barlean’s Flax, Chia & Coconut Blend – along with yummy fruit – I can imagine myself relaxing at the beach and cooling on down at the same time.

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Stonyfield’s new 100% Grassfed yogurt is rich, smooth and tangy. While Barlean’s Flax, Chia & Coconut Blend is a vegan, nutritional powerhouse. Both come together in an organic, nutrient-dense way to help support digestive health and fuel your body… and cool you off, if (like in my case) that’s what you’re after. You can definitely mix and match different fruits, but this recipe is always a favorite of mine.

Don’t forget to check out the Barlean’s extended line of additional oils, green food concentrates and other premium supplements. From flax oils to super seeds, they’ve got it covered!

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Tropical Paradise Smoothie

Yield: 1 large smoothie or 2 small smoothies

Ingredients

Instructions

Place the ingredients into a blender in the following order: ice, frozen mango chunks, fresh pineapple chunks, agave, Barlean's Blend and yogurt. Blend on the highest setting, until everything is pureed and mixed properly. Pour into a large glass and enjoy.

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Disclosure: I am honored to be a member of the Stonyfield Clean Plate Club. Compensation was provided in the form of product and coupons by Stonyfield and Barlean’s; however, the photography & opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author.

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