Timing is everything when it comes to enjoying fresh fruit. From soft, grainy apples to skinless, soggy pears, there's nothing less appealing to me than a terrible taste and texture in my mouth--and I know I'm not alone. This is particularly true when it comes to bruised, overly spotted, and smelly overripe bananas which seem to go bad faster than any other fruit. Luckily, bananas are one of the easiest fruits to use up since they can be frozen for later and be added as a delicious, lower calorie sweetener to many recipes.
1. Chocolate Protein Smoothie Chocolate for breakfast? Yes! This smoothie has all you need to get your day jump-started with quinoa, cocoa powder and that nutrient-dense banana.