Anybody got any tips on turning bananas into beverages? Any other ways to eat them?
Doc (and friends) say eat bananas. I just don't like bananas. But I'm willing to try them in a smoothie or some other form.
Bananas can be great in a smoothie. But you'll have to moderate the amount of bananas, if the taste is a turn-off for you.
Try this, in a blender: 1/2 to 1 banana, 1C mixed berries, 1 juice from lime (or lemon), 1/2 to 1C yogurt, 1/2 avocado, 1/2C pomegranate juice, 2C milk (or nut/soy milk). The berries, citrus juice and pomegranate juice will "cut" the flavor of the banana. Can add a leaf or two of kale, chard or a handful of spinach leaves, and/or a carrot, for more vitamins and flavor. Adjust the combinations, to taste, and for the volume of your blender's jug. (Makes several servings, with these amounts.)
I typically do this type of smoothie daily, for at least one of the meals. Nutritious, good mix of fats/proteins/carbs.
As for other ways to eat bananas, try grilling them. Cut into 1/2" thick slices, they can easily be cooked in the oven on the "broil" setting. they'll brown and caramelize on the outside. Be sure to flip them mid-way through, with tongs. I've found it helps moderate the "banana" taste and smell, reducing some of the pungency. Squeeze a lime over the slices, after they've come out of the oven. Can easily serve with chopped nuts, yogurt, mixed berries. Can grill several bananas like this, then (once cooled) freeze the slices in a ZipLoc freezer bag.