Based on a recipe from Jennifer Cornbleet's book, Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People. She says in its introduction, "Freeze your extra bananas so you will always have some on hand for quick shakes." Unfortunately for me, I froze my bananas before reading her recipe! I will update after I discover how truly difficult it is to peel a frozen banana! UPDATE: it's truly difficult! :( I will definitely go with this recipe the next time! :)
- 4 ripe bananas, peeled
- 1 resealable ziploc bag (freezerable)
- Place bananas so they are not touching on a plate and freeze for one hour. (This will prevent the bananas from sticking together.).
- Transfer to a resealable freezer bag, pressing out as much air as possible before sealing the bag, and return bananas to freezer.
- Frozen bananas will keep for up to one month.
Funny...I never thought to do it any other way. Another helpful hint. I like to freeze mine in the qty that I need them in a recipe. I have a banana bread recipe that takes 4 medium bananas so I freeze either 2 per or 4 per bag.
I LOVE this trick! It IS hard to peel a frozen banana, but I hate for them to go to waste, and I LOVE having nice, frosty smoothies without diluting them with too much ice. Thanks for posting! Made for Veg*an Swap, September 2010
What a great idea! Very handy indeed. Great in summer when it's very hot,instead of an ice cream.Thanks for sharing.