Saturday, June 5, 2010

YES! We Have No Banana’s

Ye Have Not Because Ye Ask Not!
Going Bananas!
I just did not know what to title this post so I just put all three.  Just wanted to share with you a blessing.  

Since I have been on this raw food diet I eat a lot of bananas.  I found out that you can freeze them!   So I went to Wal**** and asked them if I could buy their “ripe” bananas that they toss out.  Well you would have thought that I asked for something free.  “My goodness no “ was the response.  When asked what they did with their ripe bananas they explained that they go out side into the dumpster!  Now how crazy is that!  I would have paid for them.  

Well I was a bit befuddled and then remembered  a nice little grocery store north of town and they have a pretty nice fruit and produce department, so off I went.  After shopping and  picking up some fruit and veggies I inquire as to who I might talk to about “ripe” bananas. 

The nicest smiling faced young man named Mark came out from the back and was happy to answer any questions we had.  When asked about the “ripe”bananas he was excited to hear that I was willing to buy the bananas. Off he went and came back with this!  

I was overwhelmed with his kindness and willingness to work with us.  When I asked him how much he wanted for this box of bananas, $5.00 was his response!  $5.00……… and you imagine.   So with my prize in hand we headed home.

Peel the banana and put them in a vacuum bag and pull all the air out of the bag and these bananas will last for months and months and they stay as pretty 6 months from now as they were the day we put them there…

I was doing the peeling............

I got ahead of him.........  He was doing the vacuum machine...

You can tell it is Dennis by the hairy arms!

 This is what you get....   I got 15 bags of 3 each for $5.00...  

They have been in the freezer a month now and this is how they still look!  

What a blessing……….   Take those out and leave them for just a few minutes and then put them in a blender with some frozen strawberries or fresh strawberries or blueberries or any berry you might have………  YUM!  Healthy!  AND not expensive!  A BLESSING!



  1. Great! Too bad Wal Mart has less common sense!

  2. A bargain to be sure! To answer your question, I am only here for 2 more weeks and that's it. :)

  3. Honey Bear has been doing this for years..I do not eat ripe bananas...I prefer mine a little on the green side but will eat them with just a few specks of brown on the peel...When they get beyond that, he'll grab them and freeze them for ice cream which he makes with just some milk and sugar...You can also use the frozen bananas to make banana bread.
    Love you,
    Mama Bear

  4. What a bargain!! And I did not know you could freeze bananas and it not affect them!

    The smoothies sound really good, too!


  5. I love bananas and go crazy for them - BUT I'm not sure the sugar in them likes me ... But you go girl!!! :) God bless! Glad you could find someone to work with you.

  6. you are just so smart!!!!!
    talking about wal**** throwing out those "ripe" bananas, the hospital I work out throws out so much food and I think about all the homeless people we have here in our town and just saddens me, they cant even donate cooked food to food shelters that feed the men, women and children that are less fortunate that us, nor does this place offer free meal to the homeless, goodness forbid if they make a buck, and that makes me mad, do they not know the saying "Do unto others as you would have them do to you"
    LOVING THE SONG.....I get all side tracked when I'm here listening to the words and I still cry, broken...I feel so broken these last few months


  7. Any time I've had ripe bananas I've always frozen them and then use them later when I want to make banana bread or smoothies:-) I can't get over that WalMart wouldn't sell you the ripe ones and instead threw them away in the dumpster....some of these companies just make me shake my head some times.

    Think of you often and hoping that you are enjoying some lovely days. xoxo

  8. I use frozen bananas in smoothies. They are very good for you. I love banana bread too. Thanks for the good story and the hints. Doylene

  9. Sounds good, Denise! Glad for your blessing...

  10. Denise, first of all , thanks for stopping by. WalMart is the worst place to ask for anything. It's really a sin to be throwing things out with so many hungry people who would gladly pay a little for what is thrown out. I am so happy you got it from a local grocer and they were nice to you. With 7 children, my mom used to freeze them for homemade ice cream or banana pudding and banana bread. Wish I had a seal a meal. I could really save money as it's hard buying for one person. Hope this is helping your health. I will have to try it. Love and hugs, Pat

  11. That is wonderful girl. Who would have thought that you could do that.
    Julia loves frozen bananas for breakfast. We don't have the seal you do but she just wraps it in saran wrap and then puts it in a ziploc....ya do what ya gotta do! :)

    I went with a friend to a cooking class where they taught macrobiotic cooking. I thought it was pretty good but but don't know that I could go to a vegan diet. I think I will probably just get back off sugar and cut down on the meat. Glad things are going so well with your diet...keep up the good work.

  12. Wow that IS a blessing! Your banana smoothies sound delicious. I need to invest in a good blender and start making things like that Denise.
    I can't get over that the dude at walmart would rather toss them out rather than let someone pay for them. I'm also surprised that there are that many that do get tossed because alot of people like to buy them over ripe to make banana bread. Hmmm? Go figure huh? At any rate, I'm glad you found a source that you can purchase them inexpensively. God's good!
    Mucho Love!

  13. I love blogging...I'm always learning something new. Being able to freeze bananas is a good thing...hugs, Linda

  14. Great idea but I don't have a vacuum machine so i just freeze them in the peeling - and place in a freezer bag. they still peel fine and look white inside.

    Patrina <")>><


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