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Fitness Minutes: (2,501)
729 7/9/12 1:31 P
I'm pretty picky when it comes to bananas: I only like them when they're yellow with a bit of green or all yellow with no brown spots. So when I buy them, I plan to eat them only the day of or the day after I buy them.
It helps, if you live alone, to buy half bunches, or just a couple at a time if it's the summer and things ripen quickly. You can put them in the fridge, and the peel may turn black, but the fruit still ripens more slowly.
Fitness Minutes: (20,627)
945 7/9/12 12:54 P
I buys some green ones and some more ripe ones. I refrigerate mine because I don't like warm bananas (yes, I know that's weird).
If you're going to use the bananas for smoothies, or baking, or just mashing up to add to yogurt, they can go in the freezer, too. If they start to get old, too old for you, that's your next step. Freeze without removing the skin.
i think i'm going to refridgerate them from now on. thank you.
Fitness Minutes: (2,126)
849 7/8/12 5:51 P
I love to have a banana with my breakfast.
Fitness Minutes: (920)
6 7/8/12 5:17 P
I always buy my bananas slightly green and put them in the refrigerator right away. They may turn brown put will remain firm and taste fresh longer than if kept on the counter. The riper the banana the more sugar they contain. I always look for the smallest bunch and buy no more than 5 or 6 at a time. Sometimes I do freeze them and will dip in sugar free choc syrup for a hot summertime treat!!
Fitness Minutes: (10,813)
936 7/8/12 4:54 P
I throw mine in the freezer too and then whip it in the food processor. some times I add a stevia and/or skim milk. Not exactly like ice cream but taste pretty good. You could also add them to yogurt and make a smoothie. Other than that buying less of them is a good option.
I think I'm just going to start buying less because I think this last bunch was 7, and I'm worried that they will go bad. But I have 2 left, so I'll have one tomorrow and maybe I'll give the other to my roommate or something.
Bananas do ripen pretty quickly; if I'm buying bananas, I'm typically starting to eat them that same day and 1 every day after. Otherwise, they go bad so I only buy 2 or 3 bananas and eat other fruit that keeps longer, like apples. If they start to go bad, I put them in the freezer and use them to make banana bread later.
Fitness Minutes: (37,699)
2,802 7/8/12 2:40 P
in the summer I like to put them in the freezer, then give them a whirl in my food processor. Yummy just like ice cream!!
this may sound like a stupid question but i bought a bunch of bananas on wednesday, and they are already pretty soft, i just put the remaining 2 in the fridge, aren't they used to warm weather? my house does not have central air, so I'm assuming the heat is what was making them turn faster.
should i put them in the refrigerator when i buy them? I've NEVER refrigerated bananas before.
(this seems like such an OBVIOUS thing but i figured i'd ask here)
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