Banana smoothie

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Bananas: Two Sweet Reasons to Forego Banana Bread
For most of us, banged-up bananas are too mushy to eat out of hand. Toss them in a blender with plain, Greek-style yogurt, honey and cinnamon for a smoothie, though, and their sweetness shines through (and their semi-solid state is no problem). Peanut butter, chocolate syrup or berries also go well with bananas. Or, Lando says, fold the mashed fruit into vanilla pudding and garnish with vanilla wafer cookies for a quickie version of banana pudding.

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