There are people who tag photos with literally HUNDREDS of tags just to get as many likes as possible. I have a 5 tag maximum policy. Any more and it’s just vulgar. I mean to cause no offence, its just my personal preference. The worst taggers are those who tag things as #food when they are in fact pictures of themselves (unless you are a cannibal, that ent food), and people who do sentence tags #itssoannoyingstopitnow.
Do it for yourself, not for the likes!
Have I mentioned that I am revising? ONLY ABOUT 50 BILLION TIMES. One thing I find hard is to avoid snacking. It is inevitable that you are going to want to graze whilst giving your brain a workout. It is also inevitable that you are going to crave comfort foods. For me, my ideal revision snack is something savoury, like crisps. I have made a habit of not buying multipacks of crisps in an effort to prevent me from eating 6 packets of crisps in one day. Those big “sharing” bags are definitely a no go for me because I will eat them all. By myself. There is a corner shop just across the road from me and so far I have only popped over to get crisps once. This is mainly because leaving the house would require me to change clothes. I know. It’s a tough ol’ life.
Apart from the fact stuffing your face with crisps doesn’t really do much for you health wise, it doesn’t really boost your brain productivity. And right now, I need as much brain power as I can get. I feel like I am running at maximum capacity most days and therefore I wanted to try and help my brain along a bit my eating some brain power boosting foods. After a bit of careful google research I had myself a list of foods that are good for your ol’ think tank. The list included blueberries, walnuts and wholegrain foods (check out the the benefits of these here). All of these things can be eaten on their own but why would you want to do that when you can combine them with banana to make BRAIN POWER BOOSTING BANANA & WALNUT SPELT BANANA BREAD (only a bit of a mouthful to say!)
100g golden caster sugar
2 medium eggs
130g unsalted butter (melted)
3 ripe bananas
1 tbsp clear honey
170g wholegrain spelt flour/ wholemeal flour
2 tsp baking powder
30g walnuts (roughly chopped)
- Preheat oven to 200c/180c fan/Gas 6.
- Using an electric whisk, beat together eggs and sugar until they become thicker and reach the light ribbon stage. (when you lift up the whisk, the mixture falls forming a ribbonlike pattern)
- In a separate mixing bowl, mash the bananas and then mix in melted butter and honey.
- Sift the flour and baking powder into the large mixing bowl. Add the grains left in the sieve to the sifted flour.
- Mix the banana mix into the dry mix until combined.
- Carefully fold the egg mix into the banana & flour mix. Do not over mix!
- Mix in 3/4 of the blueberries and pour mix into prepared tin.
- Scatter blueberries and walnuts over the top.
- Place in centre of oven and bake for 30-40mins until golden brown and skewer comes out clean (don’t forget the banana is moist so the skewer may come out with banana not cake batter)
- Allow to cool in tin for 15mins before moving to cooling rack. Enjoy with a nice cuppa!
I just got tickets to see Mr Scruff at the Roundhouse at the end of May. Have a listen…