I was once given a machine-generated full body scan at a nuclear weapons facility – an annual requirement to check for exposure to radiation, as well as a few other things, such as potassium levels. The radiation exposure was minimal, but it turns out the potassium was low. Eat a banana, they said. I’m guessing that’s why we buy so many bananas. If your house is like my house, the nanner gods appear to expedite the maturation of every banana before it can be eaten chimp-style. Fear not – I have two nanner solutions: smoothies and peanut butter – n- nanner sandwiches.
For the first, you must slice the overripe bananas, then freeze them. Use a handful in the blender with other frozen (or not) fruit for a thick and healthy smoothie – my kid loves them. I add a scoop or two of whey protein to mine (and sometimes hers when she isn’t looking).
But i’m not here to really discuss smoothies. I want to discuss peanut butter and bananas. A match seemingly made in heaven. I’m not really talking about your typical Elvis sandwich either. He preferred the sliced banana on white bread that is slathered with peanut butter. Mine has a family history, all the way back to my Dad, who continues to eat them more than once a week for lunch. For this sandwich, you MUST completely smash (obliterate) the overripe banana with the back of a fork, then, and only then, mix in the peanut butter, whipping it into the banana slurry with the fork until it’s completely incorporated. It’s pretty much a peanut butter and banana emulsion. It looks disgusting (like a mishandled foie gras), which is why i saved the photo for the end (see below), but smells and tastes magnificent. The key is to eat however many slices of bread it takes to devour the emulsion.
It’s kinda a ratio, but more about how peanut buttery you like yours. I mix approximately 2 heaping Tablespoons of peanut butter to one medum banana.
So don’t throw out those bananas without trying this first. ‘Cilla, wash yer hands and make me a peanut butter and nanner emulsion sammich.
|From Big ‘Dawg Eats|