Bananas are "ok." Eating too many can easily make me sick, and give me a headache. I could easily eat 4 grapefruits, 8 oranges, 3 mangos, a whole canteloupe, or a whole full-size papaya -- but 3 bananas make me feel ill. I think it is the high sulfer content. I like a few slices of banana in my fruit salad -- 2/3 of a banana maybe. That sounds like an ideal amount. Any more, and I feel ill.
A small amount to flavor breads, cakes, etcetera, is good. Large amount -- not good.
I like frozen banana deserts, flavored with other fruits, and with nut butter (NOT peanuts). Frozen bananas make me slightly less sick than fresh.
Here's my favorite banana recipe is banana ice cream (it's all raw too!)
Banana Ice Cream:
2 frozen bananas
a few handfuls of fresh or frozen berries or cherries (pitted)
1 Tablespoon raw almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
In your food processor, process the following ingredients until the texture is like soft serve ice cream. It takes a few minutes, so be patient. It will process faster if you kind of push the ingredients down with a scraper while the processor is running (just make sure you don't chop up the scraper! Plastic doesn't taste very good in the ice cream!)
Note: You can substitute carob or cocoa powder for the berries or try different kinds of nut butters for different flavors. Chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream is a delicious combo.
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