I am not sure why it took me so long to start to doing trick! Bananas are one of my favorite staples for my smoothies & shakes … once I decided to freeze them and then add them, I never knew how much better my snoothies would turn out! Not just the taste but the consistency is amazing! So now when they start to get all spotted ( which is when I won’t eat them by themselves )… I freeze them! Best Tip ever!