How to Use Overripe Bananas

Nutrition Diva's trick for using overripe bananas. (Hint: don't put them in the garbage!)

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
1-minute read

If you have some bananas that have gotten too ripe to eat, don't throw them away. Instead, peel them, place them in a resealable bag, and freeze them. Frozen bananas are great additions to smoothies. Not only do they add a nice sweetness (you can probably cut back on other sweeteners), but the pectin they contain will make your smoothie extra thick and creamy, like a milkshake.

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.