We love smoothies around here, and make them almost daily and sometimes twice daily. Our favorites almost always involve bananas, and frozen bananas in particular make for a creamy base. Recently, since the addition of a fancy, high-powered blender to our household (yay!), I have been freezing bananas in batches to keep up with our demand for them. I freeze them in chunks, and had been doing so in bowls and freezer bags; however, the problem was that they usually became one sticky chunk of banana, and breaking them apart was difficult.
It then occurred to me to freeze the pieces individually. I am not sure why I didn’t think of it earlier, since it was something I did frequently when freezing cubes of R’s pureed fruits and veggies five (!) years or so ago.
To freeze: Simply spread the banana chunks on a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Place in the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until they are frozen solid. Once they are frozen to your liking, place them in a sealed freezer bag, or your container of choice, and they will be ready for whenever you need them.
It’s a small hack, but I love having a big batch of frozen bananas at the ready. Happy smoothie making!