Clean Eating: My Go-To Recipes

I’m sure you’ve heard about the “clean eating craze”. It’s full of kale, spinach, chia seeds and hemp hearts.

Clean eating focuses on eating for sustainable energy. Most recipes leave out sweeteners/sugars, wheat products, and processed foods. I love clean eating, as it provides a good source of fuel for long days and intense workouts.

Some of my favorite clean eating recipes  include bananas. Bananas are full of amazing nutrients that protect the heart and other systems of the body. They contain potassium and fiber to help keep you full, as well as vitamin B6 which helps to reduce swelling, aid in weight loss, protect against type-two diabetes and strengthen the nervous system. (Live Science, Bananas: Health Benefits)

Below are some of my favorite recipes for clean eating, which can be eaten at any time of day.

Clean Banana “Pancakes”

You will need:

2 eggs

1 banana

A blender (I use a magic bullet) or a bowel and fork

Instructions: Mash up the banana to smooth consistency, or blend in your blender. Add eggs in, mix until completely combined, or blend until frothy-ish. There should be bubbles in the batter, which help the pancake to rise. Set a pan to medium heat and spray with non-cook spray. Pour a pancake size amount of the batter into the pan and cook like a pancake. Be careful and keep an eye on the pan, as they are more apt to burn than a regular pancake. Also be careful when flipping, as they tend to fall apart if you use a sharp spatula. Garnish with fresh berries and a small drizzle of maple syrup.

Clean Banana Pancakes with maple syrup

Calories: 250

Clean Banana “Ice Cream”

You will need:

1 Banana

A blender

Freeze the banana, making sure you feel it before you put it in the freezer. Once it’s frozen, place it in the blender and blend until it looks sort of like a paste. It will have a consistency of a slightly melted cup of ice cream. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy!

Calories: 110

Overnight Chia Seed Pudding

You will need:

Chia seeds

Almond/Plant milk

Berries (any kind)

Instructions: Measure out two tablespoons of chia seeds and pour into a bowl or jar. Pour in enough almond/plant milk to saturate the mixture. The seeds should be floating on top. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight. Next, take your berries and either mash them up or create a puree. In the morning, take out your chia seed mixture. The seeds should have absorbed the liquid, leaving a rice pudding type of consistency. Layer your berry puree with the pudding mixture to create a beautiful and satisfying treat packed with fiber and vitamins.

Calories: about 250

I hope you try some of these recipes, and let me know if you would like to see more!

xoxo

Abbey

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