Plantain Blueberry Protein Cake

Can you believe that I have never ate a plantain before? I mean, I honestly thought that they were the same as bananas but after making these I can tell you that they are different. I guess this goes for a lot of things in life that may look similar on the outside but on the inside are unique.

I myself, can fully admit to doing it subconsciously especially with the social media craze. I will see a picture or post for example, and instantly create a feeling towards it without even knowing the story behind it.

Let’s say you see a post of a girl who is pretty and you instantly think “Yep she’s had an easy life looking like that” or “she’s probably been blessed with a stress free life”. This is what our brain leads us to believe simply because of what we’re surrounded by. Theoretically that girl who you’ve made assumptions about probably has a history that you, yourself can’t relate to or even begin to understand what led her to that point but yet on the outside she looks like every other girl you’ve seen. These prejudgments are completely wrong in terms of how we should react but this is what society has become.

Now back to the Plantain. At first glance a plantain looks very similar and we don’t discover the true difference until we unravel what’s on the inside to find out what lies inside.

Plantains 

  • Starchy
  • considered a vegetable
  • Longer and typically larger than bananas
  • Thick skin
  • Look like green bananas, but can be yellow, black and brown

Bananas

  • Sweet
  • Fruit
  • Shorter and smaller than plantains
  • Thin skin
  • Color changes from green when not fully ripe to yellow when ripe

 

Recipe

Serves: 6 pieces (one person!)

1 egg

1/2 mashed plantain

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 TBSP coconut flour

1 TBSP milk

1/3 cup shredded zucchini

sweetener if needed

1/4 cup blueberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mash Plantain and then add in the rest of the ingredients. Place blueberries on top.

Grease small cake pan and pour batter until equal distributed.

Bake for 15-20 mins. It will depend on the size of your cake pan.

Remove and top with greek yogurt drizzle!

Cut into 6 slices and enjoy anytime during the day.

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