Holy cow! It's Monday again? This weekend was a whirlwind for me. My bestie Caryn came in town from DC and we had so much fun! It was so great to see her and we had an amazing time enjoying the beautiful weather and catching up!
In terms of my half marathon training, I ran 12 miles on Saturday! I finished in a little under 2 hours and felt great. I ran the route that is posted for the actual half marathon except for the beginning and end and it was fun to see what I will be doing in 20 days! At this point, I get to start tapering off a bit for the next few weeks before the big fun. This is great since in the next few weeks, I have interviews, graduation, and family coming in town! I am going to be so busy, but running really helps me to stay focused and feel good!
Going along with the theme of being healthy and feeling good, this Healthy Banana Bread was a delicious way to have a little treat while staying healthy. This recipe uses whole wheat flour, no sugar, and natural sweeteners. Also, you need super ripe bananas because that will help the bread to be tasty and moist! This was some great banana bread!
Healthy Banana Bread
4 ripe bananas
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
3. In a large bowl, mash the bananas and beat in honey, canola oil, vanilla, lemon juice, and eggs. Beat until well combined. Beat in the dry ingredients until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.