The one food I can usually always rely on having around when I travel is bananas. Hotels, grocery stores, and even convenience stores usually sell bananas. They are also cheap-perfect for the college student’s budget. I always grab one or two more bananas before I leave the cafeteria, so I have a nice little pile in my room for snacks or for making new recipes.

Here’s why you should eat more bananas:

  • Rich in potassium, bananas help the body’s circulatory system deliver oxygen to the brain. Perfect for when you have a big exam to study for!
  • Helps maintain a regular heartbeat and a proper balance of water in the body.
  • The perfect form of quick-energy. It even has it’s own packaging!
  • It also contains tryptophan to help relax you and lift your spirits. We all get stressed at college, eat a banana.

Easy college banana recipes: 

Besides simply eating it plain or with a dab of peanut butter, here are some easy-to-make banana recipes that you can make in your college dorm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fluffy Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies          Chocolate Covered Monkey Tail Oatmeal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magic Banana Ice Cream                               If Elvis Liked Chocolate Bites

You can also put them in smoothies and pancakes. Freeze them if they turn brown!

I have a new “college cookie” recipe that uses bananas. My roommate and I have gone through about 5 batches of cookies so far. Hopefully I can get the recipe written down by next week and take a few photos.

Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:

What are your favorite ways to eat bananas? Do you have a go-to snack?

 

8 Responses to HECTIC: Go Bananas for Bananas

  1. I agree with the banana thing, with one caveat: request and, whenever possible, buy fair trade bananas. It makes a big difference in the quality of the banana and the quality of life of the farmer who grew it.

  2. I have a banana basically every day because they’re DELICIOUS!!! And cheap too ;)

  3. Casey says:

    I’ve been making tons of banana ice cream. I love the fact that it’s so easy and cheap. I also love the fact that I don’t have to add any sugar and can just make a single serving. Perfect! :)

  4. Celeste says:

    I love smearing frozen bananas with sunflower butter or greek yogurt.

    I love putting bananas inside a sweet potato and heating it up with a little tahini or peanut butter.

    I love making peanut butter and banana sandwiches on rice cakes or oat bread.

    I love blending a bit of banana with 2 eggs and a teaspoon of baking powder for amazingly simple and paleo crepes.

    Bananas are amazing. I try to actually only eat a few per week because I have a really low sugar threshold, even for fruit, but bananas are more ok for me than others.

  5. I do love my bananas. My favoite way to eat them is in or on top of protein pancakes!!

  6. lately been loving bananas plain ;)

  7. My absolute favorite way to eat bananas is frozen with nut butter frosted on top. SO GOOD!!! :D I love your college posts — they are really going to be helping me in a few weeks! :D

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