Smoothies and Banana Bread (semi-healthy breakfast)

If you’re anything like the rest of the population, the beginning of the new year translates to some level of forced healthiness. Whether it means you work out more or you eat healthier, there’s some vague semblance of “trying” that goes around. I am no exception to this rule. Luckily, because the internet knows what we’re all thinking, I’m not surprised in the slightest to have found loads of different recipes that claim to be healthy. I started out this year by making a fairly healthy smoothie followed with a slice of banana bread (because anything is healthier than the Starbucks version, right?).

Breakfast Smoothie For 1 (adapted from Candice Kumai and Well & Good)


  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen blackberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.

Banana Bread (one loaf adapted from Food52)


  • tbsp (or around 50g) of unsalted butter, melted
  • large, ripe bananas
  • large egg 
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • tsp baking soda
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Walnuts
  1. To make things easier, I would opt to use that blender to mash up the bananas first as you preheat your oven to 350F
  2. Add in the sugar and then the egg, followed by the butter
  3. Take your second bowl and put together your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt) AND then find another bowl and pour out the contents of your blender.
  4. Slowly add in the dry contents bit by bit but only mix until it’s just combined to keep the mixture wet
  5. Fold in the walnut and butter a bread tin
  6. Pop in the oven for 50 minutes,  checking to see if it’s done by placing a toothpick in or until the edges peel away
  7. Eat with your smoothie and enjoy 🙂

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