What to do with old bananas… hum… take pictures of them and try to not feel weird posing fruit alone in your kitchen. The only thing worse would be if I was a cat lady, too.
Well you can make banana bread. Or you can have a base to a smoothie locked away safe in you freezer I love banana bread but since I can’t make a loaf without eating the entire think, I think I will go for the smoothie base!
So I cut all these sad, sad ‘naners up and put them in a ziploc bag in my freezer. You can freeze a banana with a peel. I do it both ways. Some people say the peel is hard to take off a banana when frozen but oddly, I’ve never had a problem.
And, ironically, the only time I do ever cut them up and put them into bags is if I think I’ll only be making a smoothie for one person in the future. I always just use double amounts since I make one for myself and one for my husband.
Anyway, since I’ve got to make room in myfreezer for the above goodies, I had to take out two frozen bananas. Guess what I did with ‘em? Made Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana smoothies
I started off with two frozen bananas in the blender, along with a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter and 1 cup of chocolate whey protein. I also added a cup or so of ice and about 1/4 cup of FF milk. Maybe less.
After mixing it with a spoon inside the mixer to make sure all the ice had been adequately beaten to smithereens, I had a little taste test, you know… to make sure it was “okay”
Guess what? It was perrrfect! Planning a hot and tiring workout in the morning so I thought I’d pre make a cold, easy breakfast for the morning! I’m thinking ahead here people so watch out!!
After tucking it away in the freezer I had dinner: a sandwich. Turkey & pepper jack on wheat with lettuce, pepperoncinis, bell pepper, cucumber, black olives, red onion and jalapenos. It also had a little bit of light mayo. Yum. I had a PM workout out (9 miles on the bike, 10 minutes stair climber & 1 mile walk) so I was especially hungry at dinner. Normally I’m really hungry for breakfast because I work out in the morning. But not today, folks. I switched ‘er up.
Guess what else I got a today? A surprise visit from my adorable, amazing, and beautiful best friend Mandy.
She brought me flowers!
Aren’t they beautiful? She is such a good friend! Thank you again, Mandy! (Yes, I took the plastic off. I just liked that California Grown sticker )
They also came with a card, but of course:
Such a cute card, too! Love it! Bad times don’t seem so bad when you have great friends!
Hope everyone is having a great Monday!
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