Currently there’s a lot of commotion in the Netherlands about two young girls who wrote two diet/cookbooks, known as “The Green Happiness” in which they promote a vegan lifestyle. The girls and their books are being critisized quite rough and, in my opinion, in an unfair way. The media that is critisizing them are using just a few one-liners and have not bothered to read the entire books. Saying that the recipes are disgusting is used as an argument as why the program wouldn’t be healthy (oh, did I mention that the specific recipe wasn’t even tried?) and they accuse the girls of not supporting their statements with arguments, without bothering to support their own statements as well… (Now I remember why I ignore some tv-channels and programs..)
What bothers me the most is that the media makes the people, who bought those books, look like complete, brainless idiots who can’t think and decide for themselves… That’s what makes me quite mad, because I’m one of those persons who bought the books… I absolutely don’t consider myself a brainless idiot. As a matter of fact I consider myself quite critical towards every ‘diet’ and I would never just blindly follow a program, just because the author says it’s healthy.
Same thing for The Green Happiness. Yes, I bought both books. But No, I don’t agree with everything these girls have written. And yes, sometimes there is a lack of scientifical support and yes, sometimes their statements are too simplified, and yes, I know that these girls have an entire team behind them to make it all look great and fantastic, and yes, I know that their main goal is probably to sell as many books as possible and earn money… But I like the fact that these books are a great inspiration for me to a more varied eating pattern, with loads of delicious recipes! That’s what it is about according to me!
Since I’m full-time at home at the moment (still waiting for our little girl to arrive..) I have plenty of time to bother myself with this kind of issues 😉
But it also gives me plenty of time to spent in the kitchen to make a yummy banana bread!
You probably know those bananas which have been lying around for just a bit too long… Personally I’m not a fan of those bananas and I only use them in a smoothie, for banana icecream or… to make banana bread! Great as a snack, breakfast or to complete your lunch.
Banana Bread (about 6 – 8 portions)
- 150 grams of buckwheat flour
- 100 grams of oats
- 2 (over)ripe bananas
- 3 eggs
- 150 grams of (greek) yoghurt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- splash of agave sirup or tbsp of honey
- 2 tsp of bakingpowder (I used tartaric)
Preheat the oven at a 180 degrees celcius. Mix the buckwheat flour with the oats, cinnamon and baking powder. Smash the bananas and mix with the eggs, yoghurt and agave/honey. Add to the buckwheat/oat mixture and mix until well combined.
Add a baking sheet to your cake tin and add the batter. Place in a hot, preheated oven for about 35 minutes .
I often cut the bread in pieces and store some of them in the freezer for a later moment.
You can eat it on it’s own but also tastes delicious with a little honey or nutpaste!