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Post paddle treats

Stand Up Paddling is great exercise and you can use up quite a bit of energy during a session, therefore after completing our tours hungry participants are treated to a tasty healthy snack. Tammy’s homemade gluten and sugar free banana bread is a great hit with paddlers and we have had several requests for the recipe. So here it is:

 

HEALTHY BANANA BREAD

INGREDIENTS:

  • 300g smashed ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 60g olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (bicarb soda) + 1 tbsp lime juice (or lemon juice)
  • 200g almond meal
  • 25g ground flaxseed

METHOD:

  • Preheat your oven to 160 C
  • Smash the bananas in a mixing bowl with a fork
  • Mix in the honey, olive oil, cinnamon, vanilla, eggs, bicarb and lime (the lime activates the bicarb)
  • Add the almond meal and ground flaxseed and mix well
  • Prepare your loaf tin (I line mine with greaseproof paper, so it lifts out easily and doesn’t stick to the sides)
  • Spoon the batter into the tin and bake for 45-60 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before turning out of the loaf tin
  • Options: Sometimes I add a handful of chopped walnuts and raisins into the mix at the end.  You can also decorate the top of the loaf with sliced banana, or a handful of walnuts or pumpkin seeds.  Or if you want a chocolate version – just add a little raw cacao powder into the mix.  If your bananas are ripe and sweet you don’t have to add much honey.
  • If you want to make an egg-free version you can use ground flaxseed as an egg substitute.  1 egg = 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed + cold water.  Mix together and leave in the fridge for around 10 minutes before adding to the mix.

Recipe source: Teresa Cutter’s Gluten-Free Banana Bread (http://ironmumkarla.com.au/2014/07/teresa-cutters-gluten-free-banana-bread-green-smoothie.html).

 

SUP Yoga in Koh Samui

If the thought of doing a downward facing dog whilst floating on the water sounds like your thing, you’re in luck.  We’ll soon be launching SUP Yoga in Koh Samui… that’s Yoga on a Paddle Board, whilst taking in some of the most spectacular coastal scenery around the island.

Don’t worry if you’re new to yoga and/or paddle boarding.  Our new SUP Yoga boards are super stable, and make it a much easier to paddle and balance on the water.  We start the on-water yoga class with some simple moves – giving your body the chance to stretch and relax on the water.  If you want to try some of the more challenging poses, there’s a good chance you’ll get wet, but that’s all in the spirit of SUP – it’s a water sport after all!

Tammy’s been practicing yoga on-and-off for the past 10 years, and has just completed her Yoga Teacher Training here in Samui.   And over the next few weeks we’ll be gearing up to offer the SUP Yoga experience in private lessons or small groups here in Koh Samui.

SUP Yoga classes will start in September… drop us an email to find out more.