I love smoothies! I could eat them every day in the summer. And, in my opinion, the best smoothies are those made with frozen bananas.
The first time I tried to freeze bananas I wasn’t exactly sure how to do it, so I just put the whole banana in the freezer – peel and all.
That was a mistake.
I thought I would save you the “figuring out” and share with you a better way to freeze bananas so you don’t have to freeze your fingers off trying to get a brown, slimy peel off a half-frozen, mushy banana.
- very ripe bananas
- freezer bag
- Peel the bananas. Be sure they are very ripe or they will taste starchy and not very sweet in your smoothie.
- Break or cut each banana into four or five pieces and place in a freezer bag.
- Seal and place bag in freezer for at least 12 hours (sometimes longer depending on your freezer).
I always keep a bag or two in the freezer. We think that they’re the essential ingredient for sweet, frosty smoothies. 🙂