Recipes - Maxine's
Georgia’s Banana Bread
by Georia Sharples
For some strange reason, the past few weeks, all I have been craving is banana bread. So, it was only fitting that I drive to my local fruit market and source out some overripe bananas.
I wanted to create my own recipe. So, I brainstormed how much of which ingredient I thought I would need and tested it out.
PREP TIME: 15M | COOK TIME: 30M | TOTAL TIME: 45M
- 4 Lady Finger Bananas (350g) + 1 for the top (optional)
- 1 Egg
- 1 Chia Egg (Mix 1TBS Chia Seeds with 2 TBS water and leave until thickened) *Can replace the egg with 2 chia eggs if Vegan
- 2 Tablespoons Liquid Sweetener (I used honey)
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 60g (2 Heaped scoops) Maxine’s Burn Vanilla Ice Cream Protein Powder I also tried this recipe with coffee flavoured protein, and it was just as good.
- 1 1/3 Cup Plain Flour
- 1 TSP Baking Powder
- 1TSP Baking Soda
- Handful Walnuts
- Cinnamon to taste
- Mash the bananas with a fork
- Mix in the rest of the wet ingredients
- In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, and 3/4 of the walnuts
- Combine with wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Depending on how your mix turns out, you may need a to add more milk during this step.
- Pour mixture into a prepared loaf tin.
- Top with remaining walnuts and sliced banana.
- Bake in moderate oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until knife come out almost Taking it out now will allow it to continue cooking in its own heat but avoid overcooking.
- TIP: Once cooked, cut into individual slices, wrap in cling wrap and store in the freezer.
Best served toasted with a generous serving of peanut butter
Maxine’s Cheesecake Super Smoothie Bowl
With the combination of Maxine’s BURN Berry Cheesecake Protein Powder, and real berries, this super smoothie bowl legit tastes like a Berry Cheesecake! All the taste and nutrients with none of the guilt, and perfect for those warmer days.
Makes 2 serves.
- 300ml of Almond Milk
- 1 Banana
- 120g of Berries, Fresh or Frozen (Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries or a combo)
- 2 Scoops (50g) Burn Berry Cheesecake Protein
- Nuts (we chose cashews)
- Chia Seeds for some crunch!
- More banana or berries if you feel the need
- Add the almond milk to a blender
- Throw in your banana, berries & protein powder
- Blend away
- Divide between 2 bowls
- Put on your fancy toppings – get creative girls
- Take a photo because they look amazing!
It is really that easy and they taste amazing! Give it a try.
Inflammatory Reducing Cherry Smoothie
by Brooke Turner
When you think of smoothies and some of the staple ingredients, generally blueberries, banana, spinach might all come to mind, but when was the last time you had a cherry smoothie? (Never maybe?).
This really is snacking at its best! Not only does a cherry smoothie taste delicious, the health benefits are great in assisting recovery post exercise.
Here are just a few of the health benefits of cherries:
- They are a great source of antioxidants
- They may help to reduce the risk of stroke and cancers as they contain fiber, vitamin C, carotenoids, and anthocyanins, all which can help play a role in cancer prevention
- Cherries can help you get a more restful sleep or fight off jet lag. How? Cherries contain natural melatonin, which plays a vital role in sleep and bodily regeneration. Increasing your intake of cherries or having some before bed time can help improve your sleep.
- They can also reduce post exercise muscle pain through reducing muscle inflammation and soreness. Cherries coupled with Maxs NAGG complex in this smoothie will have my recovery time here pronto!
What’s in it?
- 100g cherries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 scoop Maxine’s Burn Vanilla protein powder
- 1 scoop of Maxs NAGG complex
- 15g chia seeds
- 250ml vanilla almond milk (unsweetened)
- Throw all ingredients into your blender or food processor and mix until well combined.
- Enjoy post workout or as a morning or afternoon snack.
Mango Protein Smoothie
by Maddi Bazzocco
Summer may have ended exactly 24 days ago (not that I’m counting or anything), but that doesn’t mean I can’t continue to live in denial while I sip on a nice ice cold mango smoothie right? Not only are mangoes one of the greatest most delicious fruits ever… in my opinion… they’re also packed full of health benefits! Just kick back and i’ll get in to the nitty gritty about why this fruit rocks.
Firstly, mangoes are high in fibre and vitamin C which both help to get your LDL cholesterol levels down. What’s LDL cholesterol you say? It’s basically the stuff that can clog your arteries and increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Ouch. The fibre also helps with your digestion, so it keeps your tummy and intestines happy. It has also been said that 1 cup of mango provides 25% of your daily vitamin A needs, which promotes good eye site. I don’t know about you but I’d much prefer to eat mangoes over carrots for my vitamin A needs!
Lastly, mangoes can assist in keeping your body in an alkali state. Essentially that means keeping your pH levels where they’re meant to be. The reasons we should worry about our pH levels are endless, here are some of my faves: a balanced pH will have your skin feeling tight and youthful, your energy up, and you’re less likely to suffer from those annoying colds when winter hits!
So go on, get this mango protein smoothie in you and feel wonderful!
MANGO PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
PREP TIME: 5m | TOTAL TIME: 6m
YIELD: 1 Large Smoothie or 2 Small Smoothies
- 1 cup of frozen mango pieces
- 1/2 cup of cold filtered water
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (light or full cream depending on preference)
- 1 scoop of Maxine’s Burn Vanilla Protein
- 1/2 cup of ice
- For Serving
- 1 tsp of chia seeds
- Sprig of mint
- Add all smoothie ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until completely smooth, no chunks of ice or mango
- Pour into serving glass, sprinkle with chia seeds, add the mint, a straw and slurp away!
Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie
by Maddi Bazzocco
Okay so I have a confession to make. I’m not proud of it but… Back in the day, I just really wasn’t that ‘into’ peanut butter. There. I said it. Don’t judge me. There was just something about the thick claggy, stick to the top of your mouth texture that I just COULD NOT stand. Trust me, I attempted to be up with the trend, the ‘lifting girls’ on instagram that “can’t wait to eat a whole tub of peanut butter” #cheatday #peanutbuttergains and all that. Nope, couldn’t do it. I tried it on toast, on celery, on apple, with chocolate…nope, not doing anything for me. Then something magical happened.
I had just done a HUGE workout, I probably should have gone straight to the shower with my sweat drenched clothes and beetroot red face, but food was on my mind. I was about to do the usual scoop of protein in the shaker, but decided I wanted a little more flavour today. I grabbed the protein powder out of the cupboard and bam, the peanut butter caught my eye. Maybe, just maybe it might work. I mean, I love the taste of peanut butter it’s just the texture that makes me squirm. I hesitantly added peanut butter to the concoction of honey, banana, almond milk and protein powder and this smoothie was created in all it’s velvety, peanut buttery glory. It is now an absolute favourite of mine, so much so that I made an awesome step-by-step video to absolutely make sure you try it for yourself! The perfect breakfast, lunch or post-workout snack to keep you fueled throughout the day!
PEANUT BUTTER & BANANA PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 scoop (approx. 5 tbsp) Maxine’s Vanilla protein powder
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- Handful of ice (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender, blend until smooth
- Pour into glass and serve!