Bananas: 5 Ways To Use Overripe Bananas (Beyond Banana Bread)

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Bananas: 5 Ways To Use Overripe Bananas (Beyond Banana Bread)

Fruit, including bananas, are naturally cleansing, feel-good foods. Health beauties love to embrace fresh fruit, in moderation, because it is rich in enzymes which helps to support your bod’s youthful glow. bananas1 e1339506754892 Bananas: 5 Ways To Use Overripe Bananas (Beyond Banana Bread) In my house, we LOVE bananas. My little one, especially, loves bananas because they are a food that he can feed himself – without any of mom’s help.

Here are a few ways that I like to use bananas. You can use just ripened bananas, or slightly overripe bananas (it’s OK if there are a few dark spots) in any of these recipes. Moms, if you’re like me, you’ll appreciate that you can enjoy these recipes AND share them with your little one too. I hope you all are having a beautiful week!

Banana Recipes
  • Banana “ice cream”

    Place two frozen bananas in a food processor. Add a splash of water or almond milk. Purée until creamy and smooth. Sprinkle with slivered almonds or dark chocolate chips, if desired!

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  • Banana smoothies

    Bananas add a yummy creaminess to a healthy smoothie. Freeze one, then toss it into this Strawberry-Banana smoothie! New to smoothies? Learn more about why more and more health beauties are embracing these nutritious drinks here.

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  • Banana Pudding

    Looking for a few healthy meals to feed your little one (and yourself?) This Banana Chia Seed Pudding is a favorite breakfast food that my son, Halston, and I share! You might also try this Banana-Avocado Pudding which is also legendary in my house!

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  • Banana Yogurt

    Instead of buying sugary yogurts, I’ll buy a nice plain Greek yogurt or coconut milk yogurt and fold in my own whipped banana purée. I simply toss a few bananas in a food processor with a splash of water or milk and then fold it into the yogurt.

  • Breakfast Guacamole

    This guacamole is great on its own and sometimes I’ll add a few slices of banana or fold in a few tablespoons of a banana purée.

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  • Banana Bread….(Just in case!)

    And just in case you’re still craving banana bread, give this Banana Bread with Date Swirl a try. Instead Banana Bread recipe Bananas: 5 Ways To Use Overripe Bananas (Beyond Banana Bread) of white flour, I used a whole wheat pastry flour (a healthier alternative to white all-purpose flour). I also included an extra banana, some chia seeds (packed with Omega 3 good fats) and a few walnuts (also rich in Omega 3 good fats). I also opted to use some dates to help sweeten up the bread, instead of so much sugar. I hope you enjoy it!


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