Right before moving from Charleston to Spartanburg, I experienced my first Peanut Butter Bar from Purée Organic Cafe in Mt. Pleasant. They were absolutely amazing, and my mom and I gobbled them right up. Sadly, my move was the next day, and I was already hooked on the deliciousness. If you are in the Charleston area, you HAVE to go check out Purée. The owner, Jenan McClain, and the head chef, Maureen McNellis, work together to whip up healthy, tasty foods for any appetite. Not to mention, the space is so peaceful and inviting that you’ll never want to leave.
I love banana bread, always have and always will. But, it can literally be like eating dessert for breakfast. So, over the last few weeks, I have browsed various recipes, experimented with substitutes, and made lots of mistakes in the kitchen, all in the hopes of finding a guiltless version. The recipe below is just that! It is a variation of a co-worker’s recipe, substituting healthier ingredients in place of things like eggs and butter. It is little less sweet than some banana breads, but still perfectly moist and satisfying.
Hope y’all are having a nice week! The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here…the winner of the Yogi tea giveaway is Rachel Adams!!! Congratulations, Rachel, and I hope this makes your study time in the library a little more bearable!!! Please email me directly to provide the shipping address for your delicious teas!
For the rest of you, here’s a yummy smoothie recipe. Just add the ingredients to your blender and blend away:
1 scoop plant-based Vega One all-in-one nutritional shake in berry
1/4 cup organic light vanilla soy milk
1 cup water
1.5 big handfuls of ice
1 cup of frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
Thanks to the Vega shake mix, you’ll get 15 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, and 1.5 grams of Omega-3s, as well as 50% of your daily intake of vitamins and minerals in this smoothie. How’s that for a healthy boost of energy?!