Saturday, June 7, 2008

Welcome to my Overripe Banana Factory

Adopting a vegan or nearly-vegan diet requires a person to begin thinking of food in three categories which, conveniently, all being with the same letter: salads, soups, and smoothies. Life will be easier if you allow these three categories to become your go-to for food, otherwise it is easy to become bogged down trying to veganize your previous go-to dishes.

It is smoothies I would like to discuss today. Smoothies are incredibly nutritious if they are devoid of adulterants, and they are also delicious and easy. One trick I have learned to make them even more delicious and easy is having on-hand a large quantity of pre-frozen overripe bananas. They taste less bananaey and sweeter, and, when frozen, make the smoothie thicker and creamier. When I go to the store I pick up two or three bunches of bananas and then let them get nice and spotty on the counter before peeling (this is essential, as any of us who have tried to peel an unpeeled frozen banana can attest) and freezing them. If you have a child who is able to eat two or three bunches in a day, I don't know what to tell ya.


Jami said...
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Jami said...

My attempt to limit Amira's pre-nap banana consumption to 2 bananas did not go over well. There was a lot of screaming and thrashing around. Fortunately her tantrum wore her out enough that she is now taking a good, long nap.

Also, I bought some locally grown bananas today, and they are very delicious. I have eaten 3 since we got home from the store. Don't tell Amira.