Hello Hello everyone! I went to Tallahasee this weekend! That’s right, the capitol of Florida. (Come on guys, you have to remember your states and capitols from fourth grade…at least that’s when I learned them-it was required.)
I must say that Tallahassee was one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever seen. Rolling hills, pine trees, forests, and beautiful southern plantation homes. I I came here for a tennis tournament, and the courts were in the middle of a forest, and surrounded by winding roads with plantation mansions!
It was a nice visit, and before we drove home, we checked out the Florida State Seminoles.
All of this excitement in a nice southern place made me in the mood for some banana pudding-the sugar free way. Plus I hadn’t slept well over the weekend, and I wanted something soft and soothing.
Healthy Banana Puddin’
~This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, and of course, sugar-free!
Serves 1 (double, triple or quadruple the recipe for more fun!)
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup water (or milk or milk substitute of choice)
- 1/3 banana
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Cook the oats and water in a saucepan to boil. Turn down to low heat until the oatmeal is soft and cooked. Then, put the oatmeal, banana, and vanilla in a blender (I popped them into my handy-dandy magic bullet) and blend until smooth. Voila! It’s done!
You can serve it hot or cold, make it more banana-ey, or add spices of your choice (my mom added nutmeg).
Its perfect for dessert, breakfast brunch, or a snack because it is well balanced with the complex-carbs of oatmeal. It is naturally sweet from the banana, so you don’t have to feel guilty about it! How great is that?
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever been to, and why was it so beautiful?
Also, what meal would you like to see health-ified? I love a good challenge!