Frozen Bananas? Who Knew? (Day 10)

Frozen bananas

Frozen bananas

Yippee! We made it to Day 10 in Susan’s Last 10 Days in May Magic Bullet Muffin & Fat Back Buster UnDiet & Weight Release Thing)! (Actually, today is Day 11, but don’t tell anyone…)

It is excruciatingly hot in my corner of Quebec, or at least it is by Canadian standards : 31 C is OTT for us Canucks. Doesn’t hold a candle to Erbil, Iraq, though. That’s where my friend (and author) Carolyn Theriault is. She’s a sucker for punishment is Carolyn.

In a Facebook post this morning Carolyn said it’s 41C there, and the poor sparrows are literally falling dead from the trees in the swelter. It seems Erbil (also spelled Arbil) is one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the world. Not by sparrows apparently.

I bet Carolyn and the Iraqi sparrows would love to get their hands and beaks on some of my frozen fruit (the former to put in some cooling concoction with an umbrella in it, the latter to lower their soaring body temperatures).

Frozen fruit in freezer bags

Frozen fruit in freezer bags

This may sound absurd, but before last week it had never occurred to me to freeze fruit.

My Mom, Pinkie Patti, used to freeze blueberries in season, then make muffins (how ironic is THAT!?) with them all winter long. But I? Nope; never frozen a fig. Hmmmm. I wonder if figs are freezable? Dates are. I know that for a fact. Mom also used to freeze the dates I brought her from the United Arab Emirates. (Around the world with Life Out of a Box!)

But I digress. The other week, my friend Joey LeBaron of J.B. LeBaron’s grocery in the village, mentioned something, in passing, about frozen bananas. God knows what the convo was about, I don’t recall, but “Hey!” I thought to myself, “I’m going to freeze bananas for my Magic Bullet smoothies.” That thought was followed swiftly by: “Hey! I can freeze pineapple and strawberries too!” And so I did. With great success I might add (See pic above).

Because it is SUCH A SCORCHER today, I made my breakfast smoothie this morning with frozen mango (store bought), and frozen pineapple.

Tangy Carrot & Grapefruit Smoothie

The Mango Pineapple Orange Smoothie (which I forgot to take a pic of) looks pretty much like this Tangy Carrot & Grapefruit Smoothie, except the Mango one was a beautiful shade of creamy yellow instead of orange.

Mango Pineapple Orange Smoothie

  • 1/3 cup soy milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup  orange juice
  • 1/3 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/3 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
  • one or two ice cubes

Put it all in the Magic Bullet big cup and blend. Chillingly delicious.

It was so hot at lunch that I made a cold Gazpacho soup – AGAIN! But, unlike yesterday, I remembered to take a quickie pickie of the ingredients (See below).

Gazpacho ingredients

Gazpacho ingredients

Getchya Some Gazpacho

  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 medium cucumber (peeled)
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1/3 cup V8 or Clamato juice
  • 1/2 small garlic clove (or to taste)
  • several drops of Tabasco or other hot sauce to  taste
  •  two ice cubes

Supper/dinner

Lettuce, tomato, and mushroom salad with homemade dressing and homegrown sprouts. No Bullet involved in this one!

I’m going to keep on eating healthy with the Magic Bullet, especially now that I have all that frozen fruit! I’ll feature new and yummy recipes when the mood strikes me. Oh and sometime in the next few days I’ll show the results I’ve achieved — stay tuned!

Important caveat: I am not a nutritionist, and this may or may not be a “healthy” regime for me or you or anyone else. It’s just a thing I’m doing for a short time for my own personal long-term well being.

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About AmazingSusan

Funky, fit, quirky maverick; passionate about women’s issues, curious about everything and grateful to be awake . Born to celebrate, motivate and inspire. Humble traveler, life-long learner and prolific blogger with a whole whack of irons in the fire. Love being amazed and amazing. That's me out of the box. More at the links :)

8 comments

  1. Synchronicity on the planet!! Chris asked me at breakfast yesterday, “Can you freeze fruit apart from berries?” because we had just bought a new blender to make breakfast smoothies. SYNCHRONICITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Been doing this for years now. The best are Japanese pears – nashi. Try it!

  3. Reblogged this on Amazing Susan a la carte and commented:

    The last official day of the “UN Diet” 🙂 Get chilled.

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  6. Great article. I am dealing with many of these issues as well..

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