I swear, bananas have about a 2 day shelf life for me before I’m unwilling to eat them – they can’t have even a hint of green on them OR a few brown spots – see, 2 day shelf life.
Unless I freeze them for later use.
The minute I see those spots, I just slice them up, flash freeze and then transfer to a Ziploc bag. I know many people have been doing this forever, but I just started. It’s a great way to eliminate waste and reserve them for a later use. Like in smoothies.
Like in this Skinny Root Beer Banana Smoothie.
Tastes so good, you can’t even tell it’s low fat. And isn’t that the best kind?
Skinny Root Beer Banana Smoothie
Prep time: 5 minutes
• 1 cup diet root beer
• 1 cup nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt
• 1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen
Put all the ingredients in a blender and whirl until smooth.
Note: to freeze bananas, slice and put on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, stick in the freezer for 45 minutes, then transfer to a freezer safe plastic Ziploc bag and place in the freezer until ready to use.