Buying Marked-Down Bananas
On an episode of Alton Brown’s Good Eats, Alton is describing how he makes smoothies for breakfast every morning, and he gives some tips for choosing the ingredients. He says that when it comes to smoothies, frozen fruits are best, and he especially likes bananas for their creamy texture. This is when he gives the best tip: buy the reduced-price/marked-down bananas, bring them home, wrap each one in plastic wrap, and freeze them. They may look all beat up on the outside, but they’re perfectly ripe on the inside.
Well, guess what? He’s right! I’ve done this the last couple times I’ve gone to the store. The first time, there were just three, but I bought them and froze them. They were perfectly fine on the inside. Today, I bought a bigger bunch, about 6 bananas. I got them home and saw that I had paid 70 cents for organic bananas. I hardly ever buy organic bananas. We also bought a regular bunch of bananas and paid about $2 for them, so those smoothie bananas were a great deal!
This should really help my goal for the near future of having a smoothie every day for breakfast.
Give it a try! Buy marked down bananas. Bring them home, wrap them up, and freeze them for your smoothies. Yummy!