Today I’m sharing 16 Inventive Ways To Use Up Bananas (Genius!) that will help you use up ripe bananas and even the banana peel!
Sometimes all of our bananas ripen at once and we need some inventive uses for bananas that will avoid having to throw them away. Because that’s a waste of money and a waste of nutrition that could be doing good in your body.
16 Inventive Uses For Bananas
1) Whiten Your Teeth
Yes bananas help your teeth to whiten. All you need to do is rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for 1-2 minutes per day. The results should show within 2 weeks.
2) Make A Banana Face Mask
“Bananas contain many beneficial vitamins, including manganese, vitamin C, potassium, biotin and copper. Some of these vitamins are proven to be beneficial to skin,” says Dr. Boling.
Click here to get this simple yet very effective face mask. Go on and treat yourself today.
3) Relieve Insect Bites
Rub the inside of a banana peel any insect bite or on poison ivy and it will help to stop it from getting itching and inflamed.
4) Heal Bruises, Burns, Sunburn And Cuts
Rub the inside of a banana on any skin abrasion and it will help it to heal much faster.
5) Feed The Birds
I know everyone does it, but did you know that bread isn’t at all good for birds. It makes them sick, just like it makes humans sick due to all the chemicals and processing in most breads.
But bananas are actually good for birds – and they love them too. You can put the whole banana out for the birds as they’ll play and use the banana skins for other purposes too, like building nests.
6) Make A Homemade Fertiliser With Bananas
Because of the phosphorus and potassium content of bananas, they make a great addition to the soil in your garden.
You can either bury the whole banana or peel in your soil, mix it with your existing compost, or blend up the whole banana including skins and mix it in with your soil for an added nutrient boost.
7) Heal Warts
Rub the inside of a banana peel on a wart every night or you can skick the peel on to your skin overnight using some tape. The potassium can make the wart fade away in 1-2 weeks.
8) Remove Splinters
Tape the inside of a banana peel on to a splinter overnight. The splinter will work its way naturally to the surface.
9) Ease Headaches
You can alleviate a headache by rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your head, or sitting with the banana peel on your head while you lie down and close your eyes.
10) Improve Your Sleep
Did you know bananas can actually help you sleep? In this recipe I pair them with some other sleep inducing ingredients to give you the perfect sleep elixir.
Click here to grab my Bedtime Banana Elixir Recipe.
11) Freeze Your Bananas And Make Ice Cream
Believe it or not, bananas actually change in taste after they’ve been frozen. They taste less banana like and more creamy, which makes them a perfect candidate to make the tastiest ice cream from. This recipe is so simple.
12) Make Cinnamon Rolls
If a sweet bite is more up your street, dehdyrate or bake your bananas to make this easy and delicious treat that people won’t be able to stop eating them.
13) Make A Banana Pudding
Are you looking for the perfect dessert to serve for your family or friends?
Everyone in my house adored this recipe, even my son who really isn’t a fan of fresh fruit. Nobody can tell how many nutrients are bursting out of this dish as it’s so tasty.
14) Make A Banana Smoothie
The old classic… the simple old smoothie. Ready in a flash and will leave you bursting with energy and your waistband loser.
And did you know you can make a smoothie from bananas without even adding any liquid? I show you how to do it and give you some extra ways to jazz up this 30 Second Banana Smoothie Recipe.
15) Make Banana Pancakes
Looking for a less stodgy, more nutrient dense pancake recipe that is low in fat and calories? Look no further than this 1 Ingredient Banana Pancake Recipe.
16) Make Banana Chips
Before I started making banana chips, my little boy would eat no bananas, and hardly any fruit at all. Once I started making banana chips, he would eat about 2 bananas every day in chips. I noticed a big improvement in his health at this time. He sees banana chips as candy, and can’t get enough of these healthy morsels.
I hope you enjoyed these 16 Inventive Uses For Bananas.
If you liked this article you’ll probably like some of my other articles in my “How To Eat A Banana Series” such as 17 Banana Facts That’ll BLOW YOUR MIND.
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