Lucky for me and my hungry self, Cycle for Survival had a well-stocked food station set up with a wide variety of food options. While there, I munched on Cabot's new 75% fat free cheese (which was great, but I am always concerned with melting capabilities with reduced and low fat cheeses), a vitamin water, an Odawalla banana nut bar, and an apple. Smartwater was a sponsor of the event and they were everywhere! So in the words of the great Forest Gump: " I had me about 7 Smartwaters!"
Tomorrow I will write a more serious post about my experience with the cycle-a-thon, the speeches made, and the inspiration and perseverance observed by participants, survivors and families, BUT I need a day to compose my thoughts. I also want to include photos, and I will need a few hours to do so. It will be worth the wait!
Before I left this morning, I made a Greek Yogurt Banana Blueberry bread that was VERY tasty. I will share the recipe with you folks below:
|Greek Yogurt Banana Blueberry Bread :)|
Ingredients (Adapted from nosugarsweetlife.com)
1 1⁄2 cupWhole Wheat Pastry Flour
3 tablespoonsWhole Wheat Pastry Flour
1 1⁄2 teaspoonBaking Powder
1⁄2 teaspoonkosher salt ((optional))
1⁄2 cupBrown Sugar (or 1/4 cup agave nectar)
1 teaspoonVanilla Extract
3Large ripe bananas (I only had two so I used what I had)
6 ouncesChobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt (or Blueberry) ( I used plain)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Start by combining flour, baking powder, salt in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mash bananas with a fork until they are gooey and liquid-like.
- Add eggs, vanilla and brown sugar… mix thoroughly.
- Add greek yogurt
- Whisk until everything is well combined and there are no lumps.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. At this point, add berries
- Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and distribute evenly. ( I also floured the loaf, because I wasn't reading the directions and assumed. It came out fine though)
- Put into the oven and bake for one hour, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
Happy Eating! Stay tuned for a detailed post about the ride!