As happy as a monkey with a new banana


Brown, spotted, over ripe bananas are always discounted at my fruit n vege shop. A bunch is usually under $1NZD !!
While most people would walk past them, it’s a smart move to buy them!!

Over ripe bananas are sweeter and traditionally used in baking. If you do not have time to bake using them today – peel them and store them in the freezer.

They will come in handy for so many things! Here is a list –

Banana pancakes. Simply defrost and use them instead of both egg and sugar. Mushy banana will bind the ingredients together plus act as a sweetener. Egg free and sugar free pancakes! One banana is equal to one egg.


Banana smoothies and “ice cream”.
Banana is the base in so many smoothies and as banana ice cream.
You can put the frozen banana in your food processor as is, then add your other ingredients.
The below is two frozen bananas, cocoa, a can of coconut cream and chia seeds whizzed then topped with chia seeds and desiccated coconut. A yummy, healthy & skinny breakfast or dessert.


Even just whizz with frozen berries for banana berry ice cream – you’ll never need to buy milk shakes, thick shakes or ice cream again once you try this method.

Frugal living at its yummiest!

What if you want to ripen up new banans?? Throw them in the oven for 15-20min on 180C/350F and they’ll sweeten up for use paleo banana bread or muffins etc.

Bananasss….. love them!

Aleshia Dearlove x


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