Psst have you heard there’s a new kid on the block?!\nBlessed Banana Bread is here! Rounding out our range of fruity flavors, Banana Bread just feels right! Blessed Protein Banana Bread tastes exactly like your favorite baked treat, with a smooth and sweet sensation in every mouthful… you’ll go bananas!\n\n\nReminiscent of fresh warm banana bread out of the oven, this delicious fruity delight will satisfy your sweet tooth while upping your protein intake. So delicious yet super healthy, It’s an appeling plant-based protein full of natural goodness. Perfect for bakes, shakes… or just as is! \nDo you struggle to get enough protein in your daily diet? Protein is essential for many aspects of health including building muscle, maintaining bone health, helping us get over an illness, assisting with feelings of fullness, boosting metabolism \u0026amp; lowering blood pressure. What’s not to love about protein? \nMany people struggle with getting enough protein daily. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends 5 ½ ounces per day of protein for healthy adults. Does this sound like a lot? \n\n\nHere’s 9 easy ways to get more protein in your day! \n\nBreakfast Smoothies\n1) Banana Smoothie\nMacro breakdown: 402 calories, 28g protein, 14g fat, 42g carbs\nIngredients:\n\n1 banana, frozen\n\n1 scoop Blessed Protein Banana Bread\n¼ cup plant-based yogurt, we used coconut\n¼ cup plant milk, we used almond\n1 tbsp nut butter, we used peanut\n¼ tsp vanilla extract\nPinch of sea salt, optional\n\nMethod:\n\n\nIn a blender, combine all ingredients, including, Blessed Protein Banana Bread, and blitz until smooth.\n\n\nPRO TIP: Get creative with decorating and serving your smoothie! Diagonal slice a banana, and line the glass with the slices. We decorated our smoothie with plant-based whipped cream (see Banana Cream Pie recipe) and topped it off with a maraschino cherry!\n2) Strawberry Chai Smoothie Bowl \n473 cals P 34g F 19g C 54g\nIngredients:\n\n1 cup frozen strawberries\n1 whole banana\n1 cup unsweetened almond milk\n1 scoop Blessed Strawberry Mylk protein powder\n¼ tsp cinnamon powder\n2 tbsp hemp seeds\n½ tbsp almond butter\n\nMethod:\n\nPlace frozen berries, ½ banana, almond milk, cinnamon and Blessed into a blender and blend until a smooth consistency is achieved.\nSlice the remaining half a banana.\nPour smoothie into a bowl.\nTop with hemp seeds, sliced banana and almond butter. (Optional toppings shredded coconut and sliced berries)\n\n\n3) Blueberry Pie Smoothie \n\n495 cals P 52g F 12g 50g\nIngredients:\n\n1 scoop Blessed Blueberry Pie protein powder\n1 cup unsweetened soy milk\n¾ cup high protein soy yogurt\n1 cup blueberries \n½ whole banana (can omit)\n1 tbsp flax seeds\n1 tsp vanilla extract\n\nMethod:\n\nPlace liquid ingredients into the blender first. \nAdd remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. \nPour into a glass and enjoy!\n\n \n3pm Snack Time\n \n4) Strawberry Yogurt Bark\n356 cals P 47g F 8g C 24g\nIngredients:\n\n1 cup plant based vanilla yogurt\n0.5 oz low sugar granola\n1 scoop Blessed Strawberry Mylk protein powder\n¼ cup strawberriesberries \n½ tsp vanilla extract\n\nMethod:\n\nIn a medium bowl, combine yogurt, protein powder, and vanilla extract.\nLine a baking tray with parchment paper. \nSpread the mixture over the tray creating an even layer.\nSprinkle with strawberries and granola. \nFreeze for 4 hours or until firm. Break into pieces and serve. \n\n \n5) Berry Pie Mousse \n260 cals P 24g F 16g C 7g\nIngredients:\n\n¼ cup coconut cream\n¼ tsp vanilla extract\n1 scoop Blessed Blueberry Pie protein powder\n½ cup unsweetened almond milk\n\nMethod:\n\nIn a medium bowl, combine together coconut cream and vanilla extract.\nUsing a hand mixer, beat well until light and fluffy. Slowly fold through protein powder and almond milk. Until fully incorporated. \nPour into a serving glass and enjoy. \n\n 6) Banana Pudding Overnight Oats \n\nMacro Breakdown: 896 calories, 31g protein, 18g fat, 151g carbsMacros per serving: 1 overnight oats and 3 serves of pudding\n\nIngredients:\n\nOvernight Oats\n\n- ⅓ cup oats\n- ½ tbsp chia seeds, we used white chia seeds\n\n- 1 scoop Blessed Protein Banana Bread\n- ⅓ cup plant milk\n- 1 tbsp maple syrup\n\nBanana Pudding \n\n2 bananas, mashed\n1 ¼ cup of plant milk, we used almond milk\n1 tbsp maple syrup\n1 ½ tbsp cornstarch\n¼ tsp vanilla extract\n⅛ turmeric powder, optional for brighter yellow colour\n\nLayers In Between\n\n3 tbsp plant-based yogurt, we used coconut\n2 vegan vanilla cream cookies\n1 sliced banana for topping, optional\n\n\nMethod\n\n\n\nPlan ahead and make overnight oats by mixing all of the overnight oats ingredients, including Blessed Protein Banana Bread, in an air-tight container and leaving it in the refrigerator overnight or at least 4 hours.\n\nTo make the banana pudding mixture, in a small pot over medium heat, combine mashed bananas, maple syrup, plant milk, and cornstarch, whisking together.\n\nCook on low heat, whisking occasionally until the mixture thickens. Turn off heat and stir in vanilla and turmeric. Transfer to a container and set the pudding mixture in the refrigerator to cool.\n\nOnce the pudding mixture is cool and thickened, blitz in a blender or use a hand blender to achieve a smoother consistency, this step is optional.\n\nCreate layers in your jar by layering the banana pudding mixture first, crumble a vegan vanilla cream cookie, add a layer of overnight oats and a layer of plant-based yogurt. Repeat this step to create more layers to the top. Decorate with slices of banana.\n\n\nPRO TIP: Make the overnight oats and the banana pudding mixture a day before so for breakfast you can simply layer and enjoy!\n\nLate-night Munchies\n7) Strawberry Fro Yo \n213 cals P 29g F 6g C 10g\nIngredients:\n1 cup unsweetened almond milk¼ cup plain plant based yogurt¼ cup frozen strawberries1 scoop Blessed Strawberry Mylk protein powder\nMethod:\n\n Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until completely smooth.\n Transfer to an airtight freezable container and freeze for at least 6 hours before serving. \n\n\n8) Classic Banana Bread\nServing Size: 1 slice, whole loaf serves 10 slicesMacros per serving (1 slice): 242 calories, 6.5g protein, 8g fat, 36.5g carbs\nIngredients:\n\n3 very ripe bananas \n⅓ cup granulated sugar\n⅓ cup brown sugar\n⅓ cup canola oil, or any baking oil you like\n2 teaspoons vanilla extract\n1 ⅔ cups plain all-purpose flour\n½ tsp ground cinnamon\n\n⅓ cup of Blessed Protein Banana Bread \n\n1 tsp baking soda\n1 tsp salt\n2 tbsp maple syrup \n\nOptional, handful of mix-ins and toppings like vegan choc-chips, walnuts or pecans\n\nMethod:\n\n\nPreheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C and lightly oil, butter or spray your banana bread loaf tin.\nPeel and mash the very ripe bananas in a bowl with a fork. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil and vanilla extract. Cream together with a spatula until completely combined.\n\nAdd Blessed Protein Banana Bread, plain all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt and a dash of cinnamon. Stir until everything is mixed together, careful not to overmix! The batter should be super thick, add any mix-ins here.\n\nPour batter into the loaf tin and evenly spread. Add any toppings here and coat with maple syrup. We added an extra banana on top, sliced in half.\nBake for 50 minutes until golden brown. Pierce with a skewer or tooth-pick, if it comes out clean (no batter sticking), then the banana bread is done.\nCool for at least 15 minutes, slice and serve. \n\nPRO TIP: The riper the bananas, the better! Look for bananas with lots of spots or that have darkened. You may need to patiently wait for your fresh bananas to ripen, but trust us, it’s worth the wait!\n\n9) Blueberry Mug Cake\n\n196 cals P 24g F 4g C 17g\nIngredients:\n\n1 scoop Blessed Blueberry Pie protein powder\n1 tbsp coconut flour\n⅔ tsp baking powder \n⅛ cup unsweetened almond milk\n¼ tsp vanilla extract\n⅛ cup blueberries\n\nMethod:\n\nCombine all ingredients in a small bowl. \nTransfer into a large mug and microwave for 1 minute (or until a skewer inserted comes out clean). \nEnjoy warm\n\n \nLove the sound of these recipes? Get your hands on our fruity flavored Blessed Protein powders to up your protein intake and your recipe game! \nBuy Blessed Banana Bread here today!