Banana’s & Coffee { 2 Things I’ve Never Tried}

Yesterday was full of firsts for me – yes that title is correct – I have never tried a banana or coffee – and I tried both yesterday for the first time. Last week when my care package from Garden of Life arrived I was excited for a refill of my RawFit and when I saw the Marley Coffee raw Protein I was a little unsure of how it would taste so it sat in the cupboard for a week – I’m regretting that now! There’s a recipe waiting for you at the end of the post!

Marley Coffee Raw Protein by Garden of Life

Marley Coffee Raw Protein by Garden of Life

For my snack yesterday I wanted something with fewer calories but lots of protein. It was time to try the Marley Coffee protein. As you can see from the photo above this is a high quality protein, it’s verified Non-GMO, Organic, and Gluten/Dairy/Soy Free – How can you go wrong! If you’re going to supplement this is a must try. I’m a big fan of protein shakes and the like as I don’t seem to get enough protein in with out them.

The Facts.

The Facts.

I love that most of the ingredients are sprouted – how awesome it that. The Marley Coffee is exclusively for Whole Foods so on your next trip make aure you give this a shot. As for the flavor, it’s not a strong coffee taste which I loved and would be perfect if you make protein coffee lattes or whatnot. The smothie above was organic almond milk, spinach, blueberries, cashew butter and the Marley Coffee. Garden of Life is my #1 choice for protein – I’ve yet to find anything better and I doubt this kind of quality can be beat. If you’d like further endorsement, check out my pal Zach and what he has to sayabout it.

Okay, okay so you want the baking goodies! I made these last night and was sure I wouldn’t eat them because they have banana in them and I can’t stand banana. I was wrong. I ate 3. Rob (my trainer) is lucky his were wrapped up already otherwise I may have kept them!

Pumpkin Oat Protein Bars

This recipe is super simple and take only about 20 miutes total. It makes 16 servings (or however many you choose).

Mash all ingredients together and spread into a  metal baking dish. Spread it out level with a fork. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Let cool then cut into 16 slices. The work out to about 70cal and 3.5g of protein per piece. Try not to eat the entire batch!


  1. Now that you’re opening up the possibility of bananas you should try my favourite smoothie. I cup chocolate almond milk, 1 frozen banana and a spoonful of PB2. I such a delicious treat, and pretty low cal if you use the unsweetened stuff!

    • Sounds delish! I should make that for Sawyer – I don’t know if I’m ready for chocolate + banana yet, baby steps over here!

  2. Oooh I have a packet of this protein at home. I can’t wait to try out this recipe with it…been wondering what do make with it :) Thanks for posting!


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