What do you do with your bananas when they are getting ripe and you can’t eat them fast enough?
Nope, it’s not banana bread. Well, you could make banana bread I guess, but when baking a loaf of bread doesn’t fit into your schedule…………….FREEZE THEM!
Bananas add sweetness to whatever you make and when they are frozen they add a cold creamy texture. They are great for green smoothies (hides the bitter taste of some of those more pungent, but healthy greens). Use them to make some very yummy healthy desserts like ice cream and shakes.
I always buy an extra bunch of bananas at Costco. We eat about 1/3 of them and when the others start getting those beautiful brown spots, I freeze them.
Freezing bananas is part of my weekly routine. I don’t want to be caught without them.
I think we use frozen bananas daily for something.
This is all you do.
|Let them get a few brown spots on them. Bananas get sweeter as they ripen. You don’t want them mushy though.|
|Peel and break them in half. Place in a shallow dish or cookie sheet and put them in the freezer.|
|Don’t forget to save your peels for the compost pile. Banana peels in your compost pile will help add calcium, magnesium, sulfur, phosphates, potassium and sodium to your soil.|
After they are frozen, which only takes about 6-8 hours, place them in a zip bag and you are set. I usually just put them in the freezer one day and get them out the next. No big deal if it ends of being a little longer before you get them placed in a bag.
Now you have frozen bananas ready to make something healthy and yummy!