Back in early November, we bought a packet of mince pies and decided that it was time to start our Christmas eating. So, Christmas came and went and we had our trip to Bluestone booked for last week.
So of course, Christmas eating continued until the end of the holiday. And then it was the weekend, who wants to eat healthily at the weekend?
But, today is Monday. Christmas is finally over and it’s time to reacquaint myself with my waistline. Yes, I know. That’s two months worth of Christmas. If I didn’t stop now I’d have to keep it up for the whole year.
Anyway, when it came down to it, I was quite happy to see the start of a healthy eating regime. To be honest I’m fed up of eating crap. But what I can’t do, is diet.
Usually when I want to lose a bit of weight, I put quite a lot of store by the scales. But this time, after two months of eating rubbish, I can’t even bring myself to look at them.
I’ve been exercising every day in January and I have no problem with that, but when it comes to eating, I just can’t quite deprive myself of treats. So I’m bringing out the secret weapon.
Until recently, I didn’t realise the versatility of the humble banana. Before my two month binge eating episode, I discovered a recipe for banana pancakes that involved one banana and two eggs, that’s it.
Cut the banana into little pieces and use a hand blender to combine it with the eggs. I fry them in coconut oil, both because it’s supposed to be good for you and because it tastes great.
The resulting pancakes are actually fine as they are. They’re also great for eating with a sprinkle of cinnamon, a drizzle of honey and some thawed out frozen berries.
More recently, I have discovered that you can make ice cream by just freezing a banana and shoving it in a blender. Again, I like to add a bit of flavour, my personal favourite so far is peanut butter.
The only problem is that I only have a hand blender. Having spent the best part of half an hour trying to do this with a hand blender this evening, I need to invest in either a proper blender or a food processor.
If anyone could assist me by leaving a comment to let me know what the difference is between the two and which I should be investing in, I would be eternally grateful.
And in the meantime, if anyone wants me I’ll be the fat person in the supermarket bulk buying bananas.