Bananas are fantastic. Full of nutrition, fiber, sweetness, easy to eat, and so versatile. But they must be ripe, since fully ripe bananas have important cancer fighting properties and are much easier to digest. So, how do you know?
- No green at all (too starchy when green and they cause bloating, gas, and constipation)
- Spots!! (yummy sweetness has arrived)
- Peels easily
- Taste is sweet and creamy
Tips: buy bananas with your consumption in mind. If there are some at the store that are ripe, get them and eat in a day or two. But also get the ones that have a little green because they will be ready when you are done with the others.
If you find yourself in the situation where you have so many ripe bananas that you can’t keep up, just peel them, and place them in a large Ziploc freezer bag. Pop them into your freezer – now you have frozen bananas ready for smoothies or making ice cream.