Allergic to Bananas

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  1. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

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    So, I have this fabulous allergy to bananas where my throat swells closed and I cant breathe if I eat anything with raw banana in it.
    Does anyone know of a substitute that I can use- that has the same nutritional values-in like smoothies and shakes?
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Silken tofu. Don't look at me like that, drain it, cut it into a few cubes, and swirl it in. 1 box does 4 smoothies.
     
  3. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

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    Quote:FABULOUS! Is that with the regular tofu in the grocery store? I have always been afraid to try tofu, but I guess it seems less scary in a smoothie haha
     
  4. Rolsjo

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    My favorite smoothie is pineapple-strawberry. I'm sure it doesn't have the same nutritional value as the banana, but they sure are good. Other high potassium fruits include apricots, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, oranges and kiwi.
     
  5. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

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    I am trying specifically to find a fruit to replace banana in a blueberry-banana smoothie for a cleanse diet. I know that when on a diet it is important to get the nutrients that are listed in the recipes... I will try the tofu and maybe the pineapple...
     
  6. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Quote:FABULOUS! Is that with the regular tofu in the grocery store? I have always been afraid to try tofu, but I guess it seems less scary in a smoothie haha

    There's 2 kinds, Silken and firm, you want silken. Firm would be to replace a meat. Silken is sort of a jello firmness, where firm is chichen breast firm. Try papaya in there for the potassium boost.
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    We freeze berries and use those in smoothies instead of ice. Works like a charm, and ours don't have banananananananas in them.
     
  8. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

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    i read an article that kiwi has like twice the potassium and vit c as a banana. i can't eat them right now. evidently the baby doesn't like bananas, but you can make smoothies out if the kiwi also. pretty good w honeydew and apple juice blended to make a smoothie.
     
  9. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

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    what about banana pudding mix
     

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