Tip: Freezing Bananas

Freezing Bananas

Do you have bananas that are getting past their prime?
Don’t feel like making banana bread? (I have a great banana bread recipe, I’ll have to post it soon)
Slice up bananas and lay out on cutting board or cookie sheet. Place in freezer.

 

After bananas are frozen and firm (1-2 hours), place in plastic container with good seal and return to freezer.

 

Use frozen bananas in smoothies and shakes to give a delicious thick texture and great flavor. The one above is Muscle Milk light, frozen bananas, about a cup to cup and a half (packed) spinach, and a little bit of water. It tastes like a chocolate banana milkshake, I’m not kidding! You can’t even taste the spinach and it gives you a boost of nutrition. If you aren’t into Muscle Milk and prefer something more natural, try the recipe below:
1/4 cup of firm tofu
honey (~1tsp)
cocoa powder (2 Tbsp)
milk (whatever consistency you like…maybe 1-2 cups)
frozen bananas
spinach
I’ve been drinking a lot of the Muscle Milk shakes after my daily workouts. I like it because it is easy, has 20 grams of protein, and it is dairy free. I’m still trying to limit dairy for my little one’s sake. Another great use for the frozen bananas (if you’re not avoiding dairy):
1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
frozen bananas
strawberries (frozen or fresh)
milk
Another great add in to these shakes is ground flax seed. A great source of nutrition. Throw in a tablespoon or so.  Give it a try and let me know what you think!
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3 comments

  1. Okay, I’m a little over-zealous with the commenting today, but I LOVE cooking tips. I always like to throw my bananas in the freezer when they are starting to go soft if I know I won’t get around to eating them. I keep them on hand, and then dice them up real small (so I get some in every bite) and add them to pancake batter.

    • Over-zealous commenters are my favorite! Keep them coming! I’m on my phone now, but when I turn on my computer tomorrow I’ll check out your site. Thanks again!

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