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Month: February 2016

sara's banana bread

Sara’s Banana Bread

Banana Bread Ingredients:

Makes around 12-14 slices. 

  • 3/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp cardamon
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder/ 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 apple grated
  • 1/2 cup of raisins/sultanas
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts, crushed
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180c and lightly grease a loaf tin with coconut oil.

2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

3. Beat the egg and add the mashed bananas, coconut oil, water, sugar, apple and combine well.

4. Lastly, add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and add the nuts and raisins and fold through. Once all is combined well pour the mixture into the greased loaf tin.

5. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown (a skewer/knife inserted into the centre should come out clean)

Serving Suggestions

  • Plain and simple
  • Topped with homemade almond butter
  •  Homemade nutella (for those extra naughty days)

 

Sara Borg

About Sara

I was born into a family of healthy eaters and from that my passion for healthy eating and all things good for you grew. I am very conscious about giving my body all the goodness that it deserves, especially in today’s fast-paced lifestyle where pre-packed ready meals and sugar loaded snacks are so easily available.

Read more about me here…

good nutrition advice

Mediterranean Diet and Olive Oil for Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

Here is some more good news about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet: add in plenty of extra virgin olive oil and you could significantly reduce your risk of breast cancer.

A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine gathered data from over 4,000 women aged 60 – 80 years old. They were split into three groups: one group followed the Mediterranean diet which was supplemented with extra virgin olive oil, the second group followed the Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts and the third group was the control group, who received basic advice to reduce dietary fat.

The scientists found that the group who topped up the Mediterranean diet with extra virgin olive oil lowered their risk of malignant breast cancer by 68% compared to those on the control diet.

I’ve written about the Mediterranean diet many times and it’s great to have it confirmed again that this diet is beneficial for health. Extra virgin oil makes a great addition because as well as lowering breast cancer risk it is also a fat that can keep your heart healthy too.

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