Greetings from the Kitchen, If you were fortunate enough to attend the Ambitious Athletics Happy Hour a few weeks back then you were most likely part of the crew that demolished and enjoyed the Hummingbird Bread that I baked. I found the recipe on one of my favorite go to sites, www.paleomg.com. I added one ingredient which does not alter the taste of the recipe but definitely will help you recover from Carmen and Emile's great workouts.

Here is the recipe and your grocery list for what you all so nicely described as Awesome which ironically is how I describe all of you:

1/2 Cup Tapioca Flour/Powder - Available at Whole Foods in the Bakery/Spice aisle

1/2 Cup Coconut Flour - Available at Whole Foods in the Bakery/Spice aisle

1/2 Cup Cup Coconut Sugar - Available at Whole Foods in the Bakery/Spice aisle (look for it near the Cocoa and Sugar)

1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

Pinch of Salt (I used sea salt)

2 Bananas mashed (I used ripe bananas but not too ripe)

1/2 Cup Pineapple Diced - (You have two options, you can get the canned version or you can get the fresh version) (Fresh I can honestly say you can do either Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. The cost will vary but not by much for the fresh, just be sure to check the use by date on the Trader Joe's fresh fruit because it does make a difference) (If you are going to do the canned then I would go with Whole Foods 365)

1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, melted - (Available at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's) (Trader Joe's is typically $1 cheaper)

2 Scoops Bio-Trust Vanilla Protein (24 grams) (This is the ingredient that I added.) (You can do any protein that you are currently using, that is one of two that I use. The next time I do this recipe I will try it with SunWarrior Protein.)

3 Eggs Whisked

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract - I would recommend Whole Foods because what Trader Joe's sells is not pure Vanilla Extract and Yes, it does make a difference. Look for this in the Bakery/Spice aisle (notice a pattern for this post.)

1/2 Cup Pecans, chopped

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Add Tapioca flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, protein powder, and salt to a large bowl and mix. Then add the rest of the ingredients, folding in the pecans at the end. Chris' Kitchen tip, use a lot more pineapple than 1/2 a cup. This will not only make your Hummingbird Bread more moist, it will also ensure every bite has a taste of pineapple. Pour the mixture into a bread pan (coated with coconut spray (again I recommend getting this from Trader Joe's.) and smooth at the top.

Bake for 40 - 45 minutes until bread is completely cooked through, let cool slightly before serving. Chris' tip, do not open the oven door to check on the bread! This will make your bread very flat and it will allow heat to escape from the oven. Be patient and wait until the timer goes Beep, Beep, Beep!

I am so glad that you all enjoyed this so much. There are more treats coming your way, just you wait and see, but more importantly, taste!

Until next time, continue to Train Hard and Eat Great! Chris