We eat A LOT of bananas in our home. EVERY morning, Simon (our 3 yo) wakes up and reminds me that he gets a banana once he goes to the bathroom, gets himself dressed, and makes his bed. Without any processed sugars in the house, the kids have learned that fruit is a great source of sugars and we often have them on top of our hot cereal or in muffins. pancakes, waffles, crepes, etc. This week, as I was picking up some bananas, I found this twin banana and had to bring it home to show the kids and Aaron. I am almost 38 years old and I have never seen one of these before. I was stoked!
I decided to share it as my pic of the day, just for fun! After I took a picture of it, we peeled it and found two perfectly formed bananas, resting next to each other. Reminded me of a set of twins in the same amnio sac. The kids and I ate them (well, except for Jamin, because bananas just happen to be his One Food that he doesn’t have to eat) and then I jokingly told Aaron that this must mean that I would be having twins soon……hahahaha. We had a good laugh about that one. 😉
Bananas are a great source for magnesium and potassium and many other vitamins. They produce a substance that is excellent for fighting cancer. The more brown spots, the better they are at fighting. They are safe to eat in any country, because they are protected by their peel. And they are the perfect sweetener for just about any dish or green smoothie. Here are a couple of my most favorite recipes involving these babies:
Danni’s Green Sunshine Smoothie
2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
1 peeled orange
1 banana (frozen, if you think far enough ahead)
1 handful soaked raw cashews
1 large handful spinach
Blend and drink.
1-2 cups vanilla yogurt (I like Nancy’s or any others that don’t have any added sweeteners)
1 handful of raisins
1 handful of pine nuts (shelled, of course)
1 chopped banana
a dash of cinnamon
Stir it around and eat it right away or freeze for a yummy treat later.
p.s. If you have any bizarre vegetable or fruit mutations, please feel free to share. A few weeks ago, we found a couple of carrots that were conjoined at the top and actually looked like a couple of women’s legs. I wanted to get a picture, but Simon was quite hungry and decided he needed to eat them more than I needed a photo. 😉