Go Bananas! Run For It!

Slipping on a banana peel might be an old time giggle-inspiring occurrence but monkey business aside, bananas are no laughing matter when it comes to your health. From replenishing your energy after a run to reconditioning your hair to delighting your taste buds, these faux berries have mighty powers.

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Banana Recipes

Homemade Banana “Ice cream”

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (or BP2 – a dried peanut butter)
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • a touch of almond milk

Mix them up and freeze them. Enjoy!

Courtesy of Darren Brown, RunKNOX

Tropical Harvest Smoothie

  • 1/2 medium banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup tropical frozen fruit (a tropical blend that contains a good mix of frozen pineapple, mango and strawberries)

Optional additions:

  • 1/2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. shredded coconut (healthier to use unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • *Add crushed ice if you prefer it “frostier”
  • *Add extra juice or milk if it’s too thick

Serves 1. It makes a great breakfast or filling snack!

Courtesy of Amy Lambert (coffeescarvesandrunningshoes.com)

Fall Colors in New Hampshire

Whenever I came across fall photos of New England, I thought they were too good to be true. I was wrong. Fall colors in New Hampshire are truly amazing! We lucked out and arrived in the area at the perfect time to witness the full splendor of the maple trees – and I just couldn’t stop taking pictures….

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Lobstah! Because Maine.

When in Maine, one MUST have LOBSTAH! On our last day in Skowhegan, our local friend, Louise scoured the stores and brought home several handsome fresh lobsters and steamers (soft shell clams). Together with her mom and sister, Louise prepared a most delicious and decadent lunch for us before we headed out of town.

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