Go Bananas! 10 Healthy Ways to Use Ripe Ones Now
Look over on your kitchen counter — are they sitting there? Those super-ripe bananas must be used ASAP or else they’ll get tossed. Let these 10 healthy recipes — smoothies, muffins, pancakes and more — come to the rescue!
The chilly temp of the freezer will prevent peeled bananas from turning brown. The extra-sweet flavor and creamy texture makes for dreamy dairy-free frozen treats.
Mashing and baking is a solid standby option for overripe bananas. The fruit also helps keep breads and muffins extra moist and delicious.
Freeze bananas ahead for an extra-creamy and icy sipper.
For some less traditional creations, combine mashed banana with a warm bowl of oatmeal or an ice-cold glass of milk.
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Whether it’s in a skillet or on an outdoor grill, heat up those bananas to create a figure-friendly dessert or gluten-free breakfast.
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.