It's time to rethink America's favorite fruit
: bananas are good for energy, your brain and bowel health. You could eat one of these inexpensive, 100-calorie fruits plain, layer slices onto PB&J sandwiches for breakfast or lunch, freeze and throw them into fruit shakes (they're excellent for smoothing out the flavor if you're also adding sharp-tasting greens like kale), or whiz them into a healthy, frozen midnight snack
. Or try this heavenly treat: Make one long slice through the skin and tuck in whatever toppings you'd like, such as coconut, dark chocolate chips or chopped nuts. Grill over low heat until the fruit softens and the skin turns black.
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