Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Too Ripe Too Soon.. Saving the Bananas from the trashcan

Eating cleaner and healthier has its challenges.
The most annoying one I've found, is how to keep fruits and vegetables fresh, or how to use them all up before they go bad.
And they Go bad Pretty Fast.

One Food that I noticed ending up in the trash too often was my Very Ripe Bananas.
They just went from green to brown and in like a day it seemed.
I started baking with them when they were too ripe.
Problem with that, I sometimes didn't have all the ingredients on hand, so again to the trash can they went..
UUUGGHHH that was Money in the trash.

Then I had a brilliant idea. Probably one thought about by most, I Froze Them.

Now the very first time I attempted it, I kind of left the peel on,.
again that batch made it to the trash can..


So again I tried, this time I got a plastic plate, placed a sheet of wax paper, Peeled the banana and cut the banana up some in half some in 3 portions.

Now I don't throw away bananas anymore, Even if they look horrible. (noticed my very ripe bananas yet? lol)

Frozen Bananas are great because now you have some for smoothies Or even Banana Ice Cream..

Smoothies is how they are mostly used for. Especially, because I can sneak a handful of greens in it and no one notices.. Genius.

Now I don't just save the bananas BUT my children also get their Greens as well..

One Happy Mom.



So here's a Go to Smoothie recipe for me

8oz Almond milk (chocolate flavor)
1 Tbsp of Peanut Butter
1/2 of Frozen Banana
Dash Of Cinnamon
small handful of Blueberries
handful of Greens (*Optional: Kale &/or Spinach)
Add a few ice cubes and Blend!

However If you're anything like me Its a little more complicated

8oz Almond Milk (Original Flavor)
1 Tbsp Of Peanut Butter
1/2 Frozen Banana
Dash Of Cinnamon
Small Handful of Blueberries
Handful of Greens
Ice cubes
 AND
1 scoop of Chocolate flavored Protein (My favorite is Juice Plus Dutch Chocolate)
1 tsp of Milled Flax-seed
*After blending it up just add a tsp or 2 of Chia Seeds... Enjoy!!