Five easy ways to use up old bananas

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Do you have a bunch of bananas that are turning brown? Don’t throw them out! Here are a few quick and easy ways to use up your old bananas.

Make healthy ice cream: Freeze your bananas (after peeling!) and throw them in the blender. Blend until they have the same consistency as ice cream. Add peanut butter or Nutella for added flavour.

Bake banana bread: Banana bread actually tastes better when made with brown and bruised bananas.

Make banana ice cream bites: Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of peanut butter in the microwave. Slice three bananas into bite-sized pieces and dip them in the chocolate. Lay chocolate covered banana slices on a baking pan and put them in the freezer for a quick dessert later on.

Flip gluten-free pancakes: Mix 1 1/2 bananas with two eggs and 1/8 teaspoon of baking powder. Cook on medium-heat in a frying pan to make gluten-free banana pancakes.

Add them to smookies or shakes: No one notices brown bananas when they’ve been mixed up with milk, berries, or yogurt! Use a blender to mix the following ingredients together. Add spinach leaves, a handful of nuts, or flax seed to make your smoothies even healthier.

Berry smoothie

1 banana

1 cup mixed berries

1 cup yogurt

1 cup milk

1/2 tbsp honey

Mango avocado smoothie

1 banana

1 avocado

1 cup cubed mango

1 cup orange juice

1/2 cup water

Chocolate banana milkshake

1 banana

2 cups chocolate ice cream

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 cup milk

2 tsp cocoa powder