Clean Eating Chocolate Banana Bread

Do you want a healthy and clean eating version of banana bread. Then look no further, this is the best recipe for it and did I tell you its kid approved too. My daughter loved it when I gave her for breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Olive oil cooking spray

Procedure

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, flax-seed, cocoa and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, with a hand mixer, beat bananas until smooth. Add egg whites and beat until combined. Gradually mix in applesauce, honey and canola oil.
  3. Mix dry ingredients into banana mixture; stir in chocolate chips
  4. Mist a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until browned on top.

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MIMM : Football Mania !!

Happy Monday !! Lucky those of you who have holiday and enjoying the 3 – day weekend, but not me as I need to work.

But I have a great reason to be happy this morning. Read below for more !!

First, a big thanks to Katie @ Healthy Diva Life for hosting Marvelous In My Monday (MIMM) Linkup.

MiMM MIMM #83 Hashtag Style!

Weekend Recap

Friday : Friday Evening we had quiet dinner at home and went for a movie at night. It was a Telugu Film One- Nenokkadine. It’s a psychological thriller and I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

Saturday: We went to temple in the morning, had Indian Lunch , napped for sometime, cleaned the home and did a DIY project ( will blog  about this in detail this week). Had a yummy quinoa salad ( will post recipe soon) and watched another movie.

Sunday: Skyped with my parents while  having breakfast, went to friends home for birthday party, watched Broncos Playoffs match. Did couple of chores and called it a night.

I am super duper excited for Broncos as we are going to Super Bowl !!

We are having couple of goodies at office as Broncos won the playoffs.

Note: I was too exhausted yesterday, so couldn’t plan for this week’s meal plan. Thinking to just use up all of the veggies before the weekend.

How was your weekend?? Did you watch yesterday’s match ??  I watched both the matches and was way too excited for Broncos going to Super Bowl.

Glimpses of my Birthday

First a very huge thanks to all of my friends, family, fellow bloggers and my blog readers for all the wonderful wishes. I had a great day indeed yesterday.

My husband is passionate of photography so we made a small corner in the basement for his photo studio. We opened it yesterday evening for our family portraits.

Here are couple of glimpses of my birthday !!

MIMM : Birthday

Happy Monday. Its a very special day as its my birthday.

I am linking today’s post to Marvelous In My Monday (MIMM) post hosted by Katie of Healthy Diva Eats.

MiMM MIMM #79 Weekend Stuff and a Yummy Giveaway!

A quick recap of my weekend.

 Friday evening we went to our friends home, chatted and had pizza. The pizza hut had 50% off the total order and we used this as it was the last day of the coupon.

Saturday morning was spent lazying , had coffee and breakfast, spoke with our families in India. For lunch we went to friend’s home as they have some puja. Afternoon I need to work for couple of hours so hubby and my daughter went over our friend’s place. Day ended with delicious home cooked meal and a movie.

Sunday : Morning was spent in doing  chores around the home such as cleaning, laundry, ironing, cooking lunch, making yummy boorelu. Later we went shopping for me and my daughter. Night ended with watching Broncos playoffs match. Wohhoo Broncos !!! won. Then meal planning, preparing for the work week and finishing this post ( writing on Sunday night).

Its Monday and time for another Weekly Meal Plan post.

How was your weekend ??

Fitness Friday # 10 : 15 min Strength Training Workout

Happy Friday Folks !!! Cant believe its already Jan 10th.  Are you excited for the weekend ?? I am as its my Birthday and festivals next week. Lots of shopping needed to be done. This girl sure loves shopping.

Katie @ Healthy Diva Life started 7 days of Smoothie Spree. I have joined it as its been a long time I had a smoothie. I feel smoothies are great way to start the day with ample amounts of fruits and veggies.

I had Apple Spinach Strawberry Smoothie for Day 1. It was delicious. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter

Time to get the fitness done so here is my Strength Training Workout which just takes 15 minutes but sure works out all the necessary areas.

*Note: Please warm up for 2 minutes before starting the workout and don’t forget to stretch at the end

Do each exercise for 30 seconds and rest for 30 seconds.  Repeat the entire circuit for 2 times.

What are your plans for the weekend?? I am excited for Sunday as its playoffs game and I am rooting Broncos goes to Super Bowl. Go Broncos !!!