It’s easy to go bananas for bananas. But, despite our best intentions, they sometimes start to brown before we have the chance to take advantage of their clean eating goodness. That’s why we’re sharing 9 ways to use ripe bananas.
And there’s no question: the banana is a smart, simple addition to a clean-eating lifestyle. Bananas are rich in potassium, a mineral important for maintaining heart function and blood pressure. As a bonus, they’re also low in fat and high in fiber, so they’ll fuel you up without weighing you down with fat or unhealthy carbs. Bananas have a low glycemic index, too, making them ideal if you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes.
What’s more, because bananas are so versatile, there’s no reason to let Mother Nature’s original to-go food go to waste. From smoothies to desserts to energy bars, here are 9 uses for bananas.