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How do I eat banana on paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 26, 2012 at 3:16 AM

I love banana and know it is a good choice of nutrients, including potassium. In one book the author spoke of pureeing banana and freezing it. I know how high the carb content is in a banana. Anyone have any thoughts on how to incoorate it on paleo?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

do you form the mash mix into patties or something?

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on January 08, 2013
at 02:30 AM

+1 FOR A CUTE MONKEY!

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on October 03, 2012
at 03:38 PM

More starch, less sugar (for green plantains). So not low-carb, but a nice change of pace from root veggies.

3a289656a1aa8d487ebfbe24c359f146

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on September 28, 2012
at 09:14 AM

Do plantains have less sugar?

B04787f664abf9bebc28f71bf7825a3c

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on September 27, 2012
at 03:21 AM

I've also heard that bananas can also cause inflammation.

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on September 26, 2012
at 06:02 PM

Man I lost out, beaten to the comment and the that's what she said. But yes, you take said banana and eat it. Pretty simple and tasty.

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on September 26, 2012
at 05:48 PM

that's what she said.

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on September 26, 2012
at 01:16 PM

"You know how to whistle, don't you? You just put your lips together and blow."

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on September 26, 2012
at 01:11 PM

Before a workout is also a popular option.

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on September 26, 2012
at 12:35 PM

Peel first. That's what I do.

23a240b30b8622fed011ccbd4054fac2

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on September 26, 2012
at 06:33 AM

Pan-frying the banana slices in butter caramelizes them and really intensifies the flavor ... I've also pan-fried it in coconut oil and it's amazing! And if you're asking for other sources of potassium besides bananas ... http://www.algaecal.com/potassium-foods-list.html

23a240b30b8622fed011ccbd4054fac2

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on September 26, 2012
at 06:32 AM

And if you're asking for other sources of potassium besides bananas ... algaecal.com/potassium-foods-list.html Pan-frying the banana slices in butter caramelizes them and really intensifies the flavor ... I've also pan-fried it in coconut oil and it's amazing!

23a240b30b8622fed011ccbd4054fac2

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on September 26, 2012
at 06:29 AM

And if you're asking for other sources of potassium besides bananas ... http://www.algaecal.com/potassium-foods-list.html

23a240b30b8622fed011ccbd4054fac2

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on September 26, 2012
at 06:29 AM

Depends on how your body reacts to it. Some people are more sensitive to fat gain on fruits than others. For me, it's all about balancing the calories and sugar and workouts. If I don't work out hard enough and eat more calories, I will get that bloated feeling. If you really want a banana after a so-so workout, I don't think it would hinder your weight loss, as long as you don't overdo it on banana consumption. Try it out for a week and see how you feel. If you think you're gaining weight, stop or up the intensity of your workouts.

3a289656a1aa8d487ebfbe24c359f146

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on September 26, 2012
at 05:02 AM

Thanks. I was talking about carbs and weight loss. If I am not working out that hard, would you avoid it? And what do you suggest for potassium with cramping?

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on September 26, 2012
at 04:17 AM

I've never cooked a banana other than in baking... +1 for inspiration.

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on September 26, 2012
at 04:08 AM

When in doubt, put it your mouth! Lol

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on September 26, 2012
at 04:00 AM

You beat me to it. I was going to say, "Peel it, and put it in your mouth."

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:53 AM

best answer ever.

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23a240b30b8622fed011ccbd4054fac2

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:39 AM

If you're wondering about when to eat it or how to eat it without gaining weight / how to optimize the carbs and sugar in bananas, I would treat it like a dessert and eat it like any other food that has a lot of glucose and fructose - after a hard workout.

That being said, I love pan frying my bananas in butter and sprinkled with cinnamon, cocoa powder and coconut flakes for an occasional treat!

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on September 26, 2012
at 04:17 AM

I've never cooked a banana other than in baking... +1 for inspiration.

23a240b30b8622fed011ccbd4054fac2

(489)

on September 26, 2012
at 06:32 AM

And if you're asking for other sources of potassium besides bananas ... algaecal.com/potassium-foods-list.html Pan-frying the banana slices in butter caramelizes them and really intensifies the flavor ... I've also pan-fried it in coconut oil and it's amazing!

23a240b30b8622fed011ccbd4054fac2

(489)

on September 26, 2012
at 06:29 AM

Depends on how your body reacts to it. Some people are more sensitive to fat gain on fruits than others. For me, it's all about balancing the calories and sugar and workouts. If I don't work out hard enough and eat more calories, I will get that bloated feeling. If you really want a banana after a so-so workout, I don't think it would hinder your weight loss, as long as you don't overdo it on banana consumption. Try it out for a week and see how you feel. If you think you're gaining weight, stop or up the intensity of your workouts.

23a240b30b8622fed011ccbd4054fac2

(489)

on September 26, 2012
at 06:29 AM

And if you're asking for other sources of potassium besides bananas ... http://www.algaecal.com/potassium-foods-list.html

B04787f664abf9bebc28f71bf7825a3c

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on September 27, 2012
at 03:21 AM

I've also heard that bananas can also cause inflammation.

23a240b30b8622fed011ccbd4054fac2

(489)

on September 26, 2012
at 06:33 AM

Pan-frying the banana slices in butter caramelizes them and really intensifies the flavor ... I've also pan-fried it in coconut oil and it's amazing! And if you're asking for other sources of potassium besides bananas ... http://www.algaecal.com/potassium-foods-list.html

3a289656a1aa8d487ebfbe24c359f146

(70)

on September 26, 2012
at 05:02 AM

Thanks. I was talking about carbs and weight loss. If I am not working out that hard, would you avoid it? And what do you suggest for potassium with cramping?

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:55 AM

The way I incorporate bananas into my diet is to eat them after a workout. I usually slice one up and add some yoghurt and cinnamon. Sometimes I make chocolate sauce with cocoa powder and coconut oil (and if I want to get fancy; vanilla extract, stevia, and chili powder) and dip slices of banana in it. Also good with almond butter. And coconut butter.

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on September 26, 2012
at 01:11 PM

Before a workout is also a popular option.

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:27 AM

i put it in my mouth.

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on September 26, 2012
at 01:16 PM

"You know how to whistle, don't you? You just put your lips together and blow."

83456bd85c99b73a03dc9ccf7eb44255

(487)

on September 26, 2012
at 04:08 AM

When in doubt, put it your mouth! Lol

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:53 AM

best answer ever.

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on September 26, 2012
at 04:00 AM

You beat me to it. I was going to say, "Peel it, and put it in your mouth."

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

(2178)

on September 26, 2012
at 05:48 PM

that's what she said.

Dc6407193ba441d1438f6f0c06af872b

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on September 26, 2012
at 12:35 PM

Peel first. That's what I do.

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on September 26, 2012
at 06:02 PM

Man I lost out, beaten to the comment and the that's what she said. But yes, you take said banana and eat it. Pretty simple and tasty.

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on September 26, 2012
at 04:32 AM

Eating bananas....So simple, even a little monkey can do it.

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7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150

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on January 08, 2013
at 02:30 AM

+1 FOR A CUTE MONKEY!

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:22 AM

Peel. Slice. Smear with almond butter or coconut butter. Devour.

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:20 AM

My family's favorite way is to make banana smoothies with coconut milk and ice. Blend it all together. The kids love it too.

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on September 26, 2012
at 02:18 PM

I like to mash them up and mix them with an egg and fry with some coconut oil. Top with honey or just eat them.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

do you form the mash mix into patties or something?

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on September 26, 2012
at 01:15 PM

I also eat them post workout and I mash them with almond butter and a little honey.

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on September 26, 2012
at 04:10 AM

Fry the bananas in ghee/butter.
Melt some 85% lindt dark chocolate.
Combine.

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78964c5cc470f86a5897db8e1ce8e6f9

on September 26, 2012
at 03:53 AM

Switch to plantains, slice and pan fry in coconut oil.

3a289656a1aa8d487ebfbe24c359f146

(70)

on September 28, 2012
at 09:14 AM

Do plantains have less sugar?

78964c5cc470f86a5897db8e1ce8e6f9

on October 03, 2012
at 03:38 PM

More starch, less sugar (for green plantains). So not low-carb, but a nice change of pace from root veggies.

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:36 AM

Love them with almond butter and a sprinkle of cocoa. Yum.

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