I’ve been married to the Kiwi (aka husband) for almost 6 years now. That means I’ve been a Sherpa wife for almost 6 years actually let’s make that almost 8 years with dating. Every day I get up and I make him breakfast lunch and dinner with snacks and between. And every day I’m pretty much thankful for what I get to do. Find joy in the little things and I really loved the dreams we are going for. As hard as they are it is rewarding each day. That is how I know that this is gods plan for us. When you find joy in the journey.
“Don’t sell your dream short. Go BIG. There’s more riding on this than you know.” @jeffgoins
I guess that’s another reason why I keep blogging. Heck, I’ve been doing it for over 5 years too! It all started when I started posting recipes on my husband’s old blog. And here we are today, still sharing our journey. Sharing our trials, sharing our JOY in the everyday, and sharing what we learn from the ups and downs of DREAMING BIG together.
Well this week is no different, it’s race week. A little taper, good fuel, and mental prep for this weekend. I’m doing my best to keep our week stress free (trying) as well as having a budget friendly, yet well stocked kitchen.
Extra protein, omega’s, iron sources, anti-inflammatory rich foods, and our favorite oxidative stress fighting supplement (Rebootizer).
And when it comes to protein, Designer Whey has been a great addition to our diet. Gluten free, no additives, and no MSG! I’m so glad they introduced us to Smari yogurt as well because now we have two great sources of protein to add to our diet. Perfect timing!
The following is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Designer Whey and Smari. All opinions are my own, always always!
- Smári is an Organic Icelandic Yogurt available in 4 flavors. It’s very high in protein and very low in sugar.
- Icelandic Yogurt is strained yogurt, just like Greek yogurt. But Smari is a little different, it’s thicker with more protein. 4 cups of milk make 1 cup of Smári, versus 2-3 cups of milk per cup of Greek yogurt. .
- Oh did I mention it’s made from GRASS FED cows? YES! –> organic milk from grass-fed cows from small family farms. “Our fruit comes from Oregon and has no preservatives. We use organic cane sugar, which we believe is the best type of sweetener and much better than agave, which is hard on the liver.”
Okay, so now that I’ve got some extra protein sources, it’s time to utilize them.
You see, my Kiwi husband loves his sweets. And he loves his carbs. This week I wanted to make sure that he had that craving met, but in a more nutrient dense way. With the help of smari and designer whey I made this grain free blueberry banana nut sticky bread.
- 1 small ripe banana
- 2 scoops whey Vanilla protein (around 60grams)
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup almond meal (can use regular GF flour)
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 4 oz blueberry greek yogurt (I used Smari)
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 – tbsp nut/fruit trail mix
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp liquid stevia (optional)
- butter or coconut butter
Mix your flour and dry ingredients first. Set aside. Mash you banana, egg, and blend with flours. Add molasses and yogurt and mix again. Pour into a greased bread pan (i used 9×9). Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or so. Remove from oven and pour a little melted butter or coconut butter on top, then let it cool. This bread does not rise, it’s a think batter with a sticky middle, which tastes amazing. You could bake in a square brownie pan and it would still be great as bars!
The banana is a great source of potassium, the molasses is a natural sugar and a good source of iron, it’s grain free so there’s less inflammation on the gut and body, the yogurt/whey combo boosts immunity with probiotics, and of course extra the protein helps with keep lean muscle mass, etc.
Maybe this sticky bread will be good luck for Kiwi this weekend. That’s my thought process. Thank you again for all the support. The journey is not the same without friends and family that push us along.
What’s your favorite sweet bread recipe?
What one thing brings you JOY on your personal journey? Come on, Corny Cotter here wants to know.