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)

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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Portland, Maine

After we visited Bar Harbor and had the mandatory hot lobster rolls, we wanted to explore Maine a little further. The Two Rivers Campground where we parked our RV was only a few minutes’ drive from downtown Skowhegan, Maine. Located by the banks of Kennebec River, Skowhegan is known for its impressive class IV and V rapids, which are coveted by enthusiast whitewater rafters. However, all we knew about it was that Louise, a friend whom we knew from our dancing days, lived there. We enjoyed seeing her again and she joined us on our visit of nearby Portland, Maine.

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Bar Harbor and Cadillac Mountain, Maine

We arrived in Maine after an enchanting road trip from Quebec to Skowhegan on Route 201, and settled in at the Two Rivers RV Park, a quiet campground on the banks of the Kennebec River and Wesserunsett Stream.

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