Is it just me or does there seem to be an extremely large amount of green bananas in the grocery stores these days? Then you get them home and wait; because I am sure we have all had the “green banana belly ache” at least once in our lives. And to our chagrin the bananas go from green to black in the blink of an eye. I was making Banana Nut Bread for months and you can really only eat so much Banana Nut Bread. So, I decided to try something new and unfamiliar. After hours of perusing the internet for recipes on green bananas. I scanned several to get an idea of “What to do with Green Bananas”, and following recipe is what I came up with:
Mashed Green Bananas
Green Bananas (1 per serving-the greener the better)
Garlic (fresh or powdered)
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Wash and Cut the ends off of the bananas, and make a slit lengthwise down the peel. Add salt and Olive oil to water. Cook bananas in boiling water approximately 20 minutes. The water will turn a strange color when bananas are done. Drain and remove peels; be careful the bananas will be extremely hot.
- Place boiled bananas in glass mixing bowl. Use fork to mash bananas add salt and garlic to taste, add Butter if desired.
The bananas thicken on cooling; so it is best to mash them while hot. They make a really good replacement for mashed potatoes. They are a resistant starch carbohydrate.
I am not a dietician and feel free to do research on the green Banana. As I understand it resistant starch also prevent constipation and improve colon health. That resistant starch may help improve blood glucose levels and decrease insulin resistance in people who have type 2 diabetes. Resistant starch can also increase absorption of certain minerals, including calcium. My most important belief is that the “Healthy carbs” help burn Unhealthy body fat.
Hope you enjoy this tidbit of information and the Mashed Bananas, would love to hear any various/additions to the recipe.
Til fingers meet keyboard again – Don’t eat that…It’s Effing Nasty.