I was so excited when I went to the grocery store last night. Ingles was selling bags of ready to eat bananas! The challenge is to eat all of these bananas by July 31st! That is the day we are moving out of Asheville. I froze some, put some in the refrigerator, and left the least ripe ones on the counter.
Simple Banana recipes:
- Smoothies: I love putting bananas in smoothies. I blend them with some sort of berry like strawberries or blueberries, greens like kale or spinach and water or almond milk.
Banana ice cream: When you freeze bananas, you want to peel them and cut into chunks. Put them in a bowl. When you are ready to make ice cream, put some frozen bananas along with a little bit of almond milk in a food processor. Process until nice and creamy. Some excellent additions are walnuts, cacao/carob and almond butter!
Banana collard wraps: I just tried this recipe for the first time today and thought it was amazing. I took a collard green. cut off the stem, spread a little bit of almond butter on it and put half a banana on top. I rolled it up and enjoyed:)
Fun banana facts:
- As bananas ripen, the starch in the fruit turns to sugar. Therefore, the riper the banana the sweeter it will taste.
Bananas are a good source of vitamin C, potassium and dietary fiber.
Bananas are available all year-round.
Bananas have no fat, cholesterol or sodium.
1 medium banana contains about 100 calories.
*Information found at bananasaver.com.
30 bananas a day diet:
This diet is a low fat raw vegan diet. It may sound like too much and may sound like too much fruit, but it’s not.
“Eating large quantities of healthy fruit sugar is not only good for your health but vital for health. In order to thrive, every one of our trillions of cells needs to be receiving a steady supply of sugar. So every cell in your body runs on glucose. The most easily converted source of glucose is fructose/fruit sugar. We have a sweet tooth for a reason! We get cravings for sweet sugary foods for a reason! Because every cell runs on it. It’s just up to us to be discerning enough to choose the right sugar to consume – fruit sugar.” -Freelee
- Eat them when they are ripe, not just yellow but with brown spots. It makes them easier to digest and they have the most nutrients.
Make smoothies with just bananas.