Caramelized Bananas and Peanut Butter

I didn’t have a lot of time to make something super fancy today, but these Caramelized Bananas and Peanut Butter are super delicious. They come together in like 5 minutes, and are a great topping for your oats, yogurt, smoothie bowls and even ice cream😋😋😋 I know that I feature the combo of PB and banana a lot on my blog, but it’s one of my favourites, and there are so many simple and delicious recipes that can be made with it. Hope you enjoy this recipe!

Caramelized Bananas and Peanut Butter

Serves: 1-2

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe banana, sliced
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Heat the coconut oil over medium heat in a small pot or pan. Add in the bananas and cook until soft and caramelized, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add in the peanut butter and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and enjoy!

So there’s a really simple Monday night recipe for you guys;) I’m going to get some planning done tonight and come up with some really awesome posts for you this week!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Chocolate and Coconut Granola

Granola has my heart, it’s true. And because it’s getting close to Valentine’s day, I made this delicious Chocolate and Coconut Granola. It’s made with simple ingredients and tastes AMAZING. The smell when it’s baking in the oven is absolutely heavenly. So know you’ll know where to find me on Valentine’s day; I’ll be curled up on the couch with a big bowl of this stuff. Here’s the recipe!

Chocolate and Coconut Granola

Serves: 6-8

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 small ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.
  2. In a small pot over low heat, melt together the coconut oil, mashed banana, maple syrup and cocoa powder, then set the mixture aside.
  3. Mix the oats, coconut and chia seeds in a large bowl. Add in the coconut oil mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Spread out the granola on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. At this point, remove it from the oven and give it a stir to ensure even browning. Place it bake in the oven for an additional 10 minutes, then remove and enjoy!

This granola is great with yogurt or milk, or on top of oatmeal. I really want to try it on a smoothie bowl! See you later;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Golden Lentil and Coconut Soup

Hey there! Soup is one of the best parts of winter- after spending an afternoon sledding or making snowmen, coming inside to a warm bowl of deliciousness is heaven! This Golden Lentil and Coconut soup is full of onion, garlic, coconut milk and ginger, packing it full of flavour and richness. Turmeric lends it’s signature golden colour, and carrots and sweet potatoes offer a slight bit of sweetness to round out the savoury notes. Only 45 minutes are needed to whip up this divine soup. And those 45 minutes are DEFINITELY worth it! Enjoy;)

Golden Lentil and Coconut Soup

Serves: 4-6

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs ginger
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbs turmeric
  • 1 small sweet potato, chopped into small cubes
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 4 cups veggie broth
  • 1 can of light coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add in the onion and cook until translucent, about 6-8 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic into the pot and cook for 2 more minutes. Next, measure out the ginger, coriander and red pepper flakes, then dump them into the pot as well, cooking for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Pour the veggie stock and coconut milk into the pot and stir well. Add in the carrots, lentils, sweet potato and turmeric and mix until combined. Bring soup to a boil then let simmer for 30-35 minutes, until the sweet potato is soft.
  4. Serve with some sprouted grain bread and enjoy!!

I actually think that I’m in love with this soup…. it’s so rich and satisfying, yet fresh tasting because of the ginger and aromatics. Make sure to check my blog again on Friday for another post!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

DIY Whipped Coconut Body Butter

Welcome to my first crafty post! Well, other than my bullet journal setups. I LOVE this body butter because it moisturizes really well, plus its super easy to make and smells amazing! It’s also a great gift for your mom or grandma if you put it in a cute little jar. If you  don’t have any coconut oil at home, I seriously suggest that you go buy some! It has many uses in baking and in homemade scrubs and lotions. Anyways, here’s what you’ll need for this amazing body butter!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • A hand-held or stand mixer

 

Instructions:

  • Put the coconut oil in a bowl and beat on medium speed for about 1 minute, or until it looks smooth.
  • Add in the vanilla and mix for another minute.
  • Store in an airtight container and enjoy!

 

Directions for use:

Apply to skin in the shower and rinse thoroughly. If applying on face, wash with soap after to prevent oily skin.

 

It’s that simple! I hope that you like this body butter as much as I do and go buy some coconut oil! See you on Friday;))

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked