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#1 Old 08-15-2009, 05:46 PM
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I just bought a bunch of bananas to make smoothies with and I'm wondering what the best way to freeze them is. Any suggestions?
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#2 Old 08-15-2009, 05:59 PM
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1-peel first

2-put in freezer bag or vacuum seal bag

3-put in freezer

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#3 Old 08-15-2009, 06:04 PM
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I froze mine with the skin on...I think it works better if you peel first.
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I slice them up first, then freeze them.

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#5 Old 08-15-2009, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by karenlovessnow View Post

I froze mine with the skin on...I think it works better if you peel first.

DEFINITELY works better if peeled first
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#6 Old 08-15-2009, 06:13 PM
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I always peel first.

then break into manageable chunks - easier for the blender to handle a 3 inch chunk of frozen banana than the whole frozen thing.

ziplock baggie - toss in the freezer.

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#7 Old 08-15-2009, 06:15 PM
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i like to peel them, cut or break them into small chunks, and lay them on a cookie sheet or in a shallow bowl. if they're touching each other when you put them in there, they'll be frozen together when you get them out. that might not be so bad if they're just for smoothies though. but it used to bother me. :/
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#8 Old 08-15-2009, 08:16 PM
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I freeze them on a cookie sheet, then toss in a bag. That said, my new favorite frozen banana treet, is chocolate covered bananas on a stick. Had one today and thought I was in heaven!
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#9 Old 08-15-2009, 08:20 PM
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Oh wow, I totally forgot about chocolate covered frozen nanners!

I'm with the break into chunks and toss in a bag crowd.
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#10 Old 08-15-2009, 08:21 PM
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i freeze them whole, then to defrost and use i run them under the tap, then cut them into quarters lengthwise, and score and slice off the skin.
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#11 Old 08-16-2009, 12:17 AM
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slice in chunks, toss in tupperware, freeze.
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#12 Old 08-16-2009, 05:49 AM
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I don't like mine sticking together so i peel, cut into chunks and put into an ice cube tray (one chunk per cube space) and freeze over night, then take out and put in a baggie.

I don't have the room for a baking sheet and I find the ice trays take up little room and still let them freeze separately.

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#13 Old 08-17-2009, 02:10 AM
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I peel, wrap in clingfilm, then freeze.

I don't often blend them or anything when I take them out- just eat them, so I don't need to cut them into pieces.
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#14 Old 08-17-2009, 12:43 PM
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I peel them and freeze them whole. I cut them up into chunks before I use them for smoothies.
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#15 Old 08-19-2009, 10:23 PM
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I chopped mine up into a few segments (with the peel off) and put them into a tupperware before freezing. Worked great!

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