How to get more bananas into your diet


Felicity Mann
Healthy Eating Advisor
@AVogelUK
Ask Felicity


21 July 2015

How to get more bananas into your diet

Here are some quick and easy ideas on how to get more bananas into your diet:

  • Add chopped banana and a handful of blueberries to your porridge

  • Bake them in the oven to make your own banana chips; just add a little lemon juice and cinnamon and bake for approximately 1½ hours at 200C, turning once

  • Banana and berry pancakes make a fast and scrumptious breakfast treat

  • Peanut butter and banana sandwiches are super-tasty and a favourite with children and adults alike

  • Fresh smoothies or milkshakes are quick and delicious. Banana marries especially well with natural yoghurt and strawberries or raspberries. Or you can add a handful of oatmeal for a fibre boost

  • Frozen bananas are a healthier alternative to ice cream and go down a treat with children and babies – especially when teething

  • Barbequed bananas are super-easy as well as super-tasty with or without a chocolate centre!

  • Vegan banana cream pie can be made by combining banana, coconut milk and crushed cashew nuts. Why add anything else?

  • Due to their natural sweetness, no sugar or butter is required when making banana bread. Moorish, guilt-free heaven!

  • Try making your own ‘Chapo’ - a Peruvian drink, served warm, made by boiling banana or sweet plantain and blending with water, sugar and cinnamon

  • Wean your baby on them. Bananas are the perfect first food for babies (at around 6 months of age). You can mash them and add some of babies’ usual milk or pop a whole piece into a ‘fresh food feeder’. What a fantastic introduction to the world of taste!

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