My go-to Banana Smoothie

My go-to smoothie came about when we had a single too-ripe banana lying around, and I couldn’t get myself to eat it – I hate eating overly ripe bananas – its way too mushy for me. But one banana was too little to bake with… what to do?!!?

I blended it up with some kitchen staples and it turned out to be a fantastic drink! There wasn’t even a need for any added sugar or honey since the sweetness from the ripe bananas comes through. The flaxseeds adds additional nutrition – an execellent source of omega 3, full of fiber, lowers cholestrol to name a few. You’ve got your potassium and magnesium from the bananas, your probiotics from the yogurt and calcium from the yogurt and milk. All in all, it’s a delicious drink packed full of nutrition! I secretly wish for ripe bananas at home so I can make more of this now!


Ingredients: 

  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt, or plain yogurt with a few drops of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Ovaltine or cocoa powder (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Flaxseed (optional)

Put everything in to the blender for 30 seconds – 1 minute (until you see the flaxseeds are broken up – that’s how you release the flaxseed oils and get all the nutrition. Serve and enjoy!

Additional Tips:

  • You can add a teaspoon of honey if you prefer it to be more sweet
  • You may also add 5-10 ice cubes into the blender to get a more smoothie/slushie like consistency. .
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Baked Avocado & Eggs 焗牛油果雞蛋

Did you know… that avocado has more potassium than bananas? That it’s loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids (same component as Olive Oils!) that keeps your heart healthy? That they’re high in fiber? That it can help you lose weight, as well as lower your Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels?

This breakfast or anytime snack is so easy to make, yet so impressive to look at! The avocado also works as it’s own serving dish, so even less cleaning up to do.

All you need is: Avocados & Eggs (plus salt and pepper to taste, and some aluminum foil would help)

簡單到不行的焗牛油果雞蛋…只需兩種材料, 簡單易做, 營養豐富的早餐 (或小食)!

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Here’s how it’s done – Halve the avocado and remove the pit. Scoop out a little bit more of the avocado so a whole egg can fit inside, like this:

做法很簡單:將牛油果切半, 再將中間挖深少少, 足夠將雞蛋倒入去:

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At the same time, make a little foil cup to “rest” the avocado half on top so the egg doesn’t spill everywhere once you drop it in.

將牛油果放上一塊錫紙上, 摺起錫紙邊, 好讓牛油果不要搖來搖去.

I find that it’s easier to break open the egg in small bowl then slide it into the avocado, but feel free to break the egg and drop it directly into the avocado. (Even less washing up to do?)

將一隻雞蛋打入個碗, 輕輕地”滑”入牛油果裡. (你亦可以直接打入牛油果裡)

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Sprinkle a little salt, and into the oven/toaster oven it goes. I baked mine for about 15 minutes at 220 degress celcius, but it depends on how large your avocados are and how you like your eggs. Make sure the whites are all set by wiggling the pan. If its still very runny, you might want to bake it for a few more minutes.

在上面灑小許鹽, 然後放進焗爐或多士爐, 放220攝氏度. 因應不同大小的牛油果及雞蛋, 可能焗的時間會有偏差. 我焗了大概15分鐘, 直至蛋白全部變白為止.

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Here it is!!! So beautifully baked and yummy! Sprinkle with pepper (and tobasco for me!) and you’ve got yourself a simple,     hassle free, healthy breakfast. Enjoy!

上面再灑一點胡椒粉 (我再加了小許辣椒粉), 就這樣! 簡單的焗牛油果雞蛋完成啦!

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She cooked!