The BEST banana bread recipe!

this is the recipe for my FAVORITE bananabread, and it is ready within ONE hour!

I can’t even begin to explain how friggin much I love this bananabread. I make it for family and friends, AND it is also super healthy and filling. Are you curious already? Then lets get into it.

(the ingredients will be measured by grams not by cups, simply because I have no idea how to measure by cups.)

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Ingredients (for one bread)

  • 100g flour with baking powder included
  • 60g dry oatmealflakes
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 bananas (the riper the better!)
  • Cinnamon
  • Walnuts
  • Honey
  • Nutmeg
  • Dash of salt

 

Warm the oven on 180 degrees celcius. Start with mashing the bananas in a bowl. Make sure they are wellmashed but leave some lumps in for extra texture. Put in the eggs and stir them with a fork or rubber spatula through the bananas. Add the flour and the oatmeal and stri until fully emerged. Then you add the cinnamon, nutmeg, honey and salt. This is completely up to you and your taste. Last, add the walnuts. Make sure to add a lot, because it really makes the bread nutty and crunchy. You can also add other nuts but I found that walnut soothed my taste the best. Now, pour the whole mixture into a baking tin and leave it in the oven for about 45 minutes. Make sure to check on it once in a while to make sure the top doesn’t burn. After 45 minutes, stick a toothpick into the bread, if it comes out clean, the bread is ready. Don’t forget to let it cool off for about 10 minutes!

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  • save a few peaces of banana and a few walnuts to put on top of the cake for decoration.
  • let the bananas really really ripe before using them for this recipe. the bananas mainly make the bread sweet. 
  • this bread goes really really well with some peanutbutter and a hazelnut latte.
  • there is no such thing as too much cinnamon.
  • this is a super cute gift with a nice card on the side. it really shows you put some effort into it.

If you decide to make this bread, make sure to post it and tag me, I love seeing your creations! Instagram: @nickyknols.

I wish you all the stars,

-N

4 easy HEALTH BOOSTERS to make at home

BOOST your health with these 4 delicious home-made drinks!

These days you scroll through instagram and see all the health gurus walking around with their healthy smoothies and juices. They tell you about how healthy they are and how much health benefits those smoothies bring you. So, you decide, I want one too. Because who doesn’t wants to be healthy right? You are all ready and go to the shop where all the gurus go, and then find out one juice costs $10. You buy them once, they don’t even taste that great and you easily spend loads of money. 

So, if you are done with spending all your money on a good booster, or you are interested in how to create one fresh at home? Keep on scrolling.

“The greatest wealth, is health.”

Disclaimer: I am not saying that these drinks will cure any health issues. These drinks make ME feel good and that is why I share them. 

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Ever had a bloated stomach after having eaten too much the night before? Feeling a little guilty about having a binge? This healthshot will make you feel better in no time.

  • 1/2 lemon squeezed

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    I got this recipe from @sarahs_day
  • 1 tsp. ginger powder or fresh shredded ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • dash of black pepper
  • splash of water

How: Squeeze the lemon into a little shotglass. Add the ginger, cayenne pepper and turmeric and give it a good stir. Then add the black pepper and a splash of water. Don’t add too much water or the shot will be hard to take down at once.

Why: The lemon and ginger are really good for detoxing and antioxidating. The lemon is perfect for calming your stomach and the turmeric is also a good detoxer. The ginger is good for relieving nauseau and inflammation. The cayenne pepper boosts your metabolism, helps digestion, lowers your bloodpressure and helps reduce hunger. The turmeric reduces inflammation, is highly antioxidating, improves brainfunction, lowers the risk of heart disease, shows increadible benefits against depression and delays aging.

“Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every day and the rest will fall into place.”

Cozy refresher

  • Water
  • 1/2 lemon
  • (ginger, if you like)

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How: boil the water and squeeze the lemon into the water. I like to use fresh lemon but you can also use plain lemon juice from the store. I like to just put the juice in but you can also choose to put some slices of lemon into your water. Make sure to get the lemon seeds out beforehand.

Why: I drink this cozy drink EVERY morning. It is a really good detoxifier. It stimulates weightloss and improves your immunesystem. It also benefits skinhealth, promotes dehydration and lifts your mood. 

Greener cleaner

Get the specifics on: celery juice  and my top 3 juicing rules #wellness #juicing #celeryjuice #hashimotos #thyroid

  • Celery
  • Block of ginger (peeled)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • water

How: Put the ingredients all together into a blender and blend until there are no more chunks (make sure to stir around to check if the ginger is fully emerged). Then get a sieve and lay it on top of a jar. Pour the liquid onto the sieve and press a little with a spoon. You can throw the pulp away and enjoy your fresh celery juice!

Why: celery is a very good source of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. It is packed with vitamins and is very hydrating. It is good for digestion and a good source of fiber. The lemon and ginger makes it extra refreshing and hydrating.

Turmeric cuddle

  • Milk foamer
  • Milk (soy, oat, almond, or whatever you like)
  • Turmeric
  • Honey

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How: Foam the milk and add some turmeric and honey. The turmeric makes it taste really fresh and the honey gives it a sweet taste. The warm milk is just the cherry on top. (Btw, you won’t actually taste the milk-taste. I usually HATE drinking milk but this drink is just amazing.”

 

Why: like mentioned above turmeric reduces inflammation, is highly antioxidating, improves brainfunction, lowers the risk of heart disease, shows increadible benefits against depression and delays aging. The honey improves heart health, wound healing and blood antioxidant status.

These were the 4 health boosters I completely fell in love with! Now, if you have a recipe for a good make-at-home healthbooster, make sure to send me a message. Or if your decide to make one of the boosters, make sure to tag me in a picture! Instagram: @nickyknols.

I wish you all the stars,

-N