My Life Changing Story

Happy Sunday! I hope you’ll had an amazing weekend 🙂

I’ve been getting lots of questions lately about how I got started with my Instagram and Blog, so I decided to finally share with you how everything started and my life changing story with you’ll 🙂


THE OLD SHEINA

Growing up I was always a tall “skinny” girl. I started playing volleyball when I was 8-years old and my life was always about volleyball practices, laps around the gym, workouts, agility trainings, and tournaments. LOVED every second of it!

Even though I was an athlete for almost my entire life, my eating habits were not the best. Cookies, soda, candy and fried foods were big part of my daily eating routine. The years went by and in 2009 I received a full-schorlaship to come play college volleyball in a Junior College in Liberal, KS. When I first arrived in the United States I was overwhelmed by all the food options, and how much cheaper they were compared to Brazil. Even practicing 5 days a week for approximatly 3 hours a day, by end of November I had gained a little over 10 LBS (can’t remember for sure).

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First months in the USA.
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December of 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HEALTHY Banana-Nut Bread

Good morning!

How is your week going so far? I’m really excited for the Fall… My MBA classes started back yesterday and I still can’t believe how fast summer went by!

Anyway, lets talk about food? I love Banana Bread but this recipe specially is to die for! I used the Kodiak Cakes “PROTEIN PACKED  – Cinnamon Oat” mix instead of regular wheat flour, and it definitely HIT THE SPOT! The banana bread turned out super moist and tasty!

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HEALTHY Banana-Nut Bread

Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2-3 medium bananas)
  • 1¾ cups “PROTEIN PACKED  – Cinnamon Oat” Kodiak Cakes mix
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • Dark chocolate chips to sprinkle

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 325F.
  • Whisk the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt, and set aside.
  • In a different bowl, beat eggs, coconut oil, honey, greek yogurt and vanilla extract until well blended. Stir in the smashed bananas, Kodiak Cakes mix and chopped walnuts.
  • Pour batter into 9×5 inch greased loaf pan, sprinkle with some dark chocolate chips and some chopped walnuts. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until it passes the “toothpick test”. Cool for 10 minutes, slice and ENJOY with a cup of coffee!

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Sheina’s tip: I like putting my banana bread slices in the toaster and then topping it with PB. Simply THE BEST!!!


 Have a wonderful week everyone!
Love,
Sheina Fernandes