So the name of this post came as a result of me asking Brandon what I should title it…he loves monkeys and in his mind bananas = monkeys…there you have it! 😉
In the past I was never really in love with bananas. I thought they were just okay and they definitely weren’t a weekly staple at the store. I liked bananas in things (like sandwiches, smoothies, banana pudding, banana bread, etc.) but I hated eating them plain. They literally made me sick to my stomach.
Somehow over the past year there has been a miraculous transformation and I just can’t get enough of them. I buy a bunch of bananas every week at the store and I eat them all the time. I even love them plain now…especially with a smear of peanut butter as a pre-workout snack.
Yesterday’s eats were full of banana goodness starting with a fabulous new oatmeal combination for breakfast.
I had leftover coconut milk in the fridge and decided to add it to my banana oatmeal. It was a good decision! This mixture was so delicious.
Banana Coconut Oatmeal
1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Muesli
1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 banana, sliced thinly
Dash of cinnamon
1-2 teaspoons chia seeds
1/2 cup light coconut milk
1/2 cup water
Slowly cooked on very low heat for about 20-30 minutes (until thick and creamy and banana is breaking down, stirring often) and topped with almond butter, shredded coconut and Crofter’s. You must try!!!
There was no question on what I wanted for lunch yesterday. After all the peanut butter talk, I had a MAJOR craving for a peanut butter, honey and banana sandwich.
Do you like bananas? What are your favorite ways to eat them?