Freezing Bananas

ripe bananans (3)
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)
Sliced bananas in an even single layer.
Slice up bananas and lay out on cutting board or cookie sheet. Place in freezer.
Frozen sliced bananas in a plastic container.

 

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.
 
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!