Evie's Tip: Reduce waste & freeze over-ripe bananas

Has your banana gone brown, or even black? Well don’t throw it away, you can add to some delicious protein muffins or freeze it for smoothies. Some fruit freezes badly, banana is not one of those.   

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Let me tell you a story. I came home from holiday to find a very sad and lonely single black banana in my fruit bowl, the old me would have chucked it in the food bin and thought no more about it but oh no not now! I opened it up to find it perfectly yellow inside, but I wasn’t in the mood to eat it. So I chopped it up and put the pieces in a freezer bag and now it lives in small chunks in my freezer, ready for when I have my next strawberry, pineapple and banana smoothie. I love that smoothie as an energy blaster in the morning and even more I love the fact there is no waste!

Try making some banana protein powder muffins.

You'll need: (when we say cup we mean tea cup like a traditional granny style cup or small cup)

  1. 1/2 cup of Diet PHD Vanilla Whey Protein
  2. 2 whole eggs
  3. 1 cup of oats (gluten-free oats are best, but any will do)
  4. 3/4 cup of milk (I used soy milk, but any will do)
  5. 1/4 cup of coconut flour
  6. 1/2 cup of Quark
  7. 1 tsp of baking powder
  8. 1 banana

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 170C
  2. Blend ingredients together
  3. Pour batter into 5/6 cupcake cases

Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until an inserted knife comes with no mix on it.

Enjoy!

Evie xxx