”My biggest thing is banana pudding, but it’s the devil! So no one is allowed to bring it into my house. Because I can’t control myself!”
~ Jennifer Hudson
Finally, the world’s most popular fruit gets a day of its very own, and it’s about time! Whether you like it straight from the peel, sliced on cereal, or baked into a banana bread, the whole world loves banana! Who can blame them, considering how versatile it is? Banana Lovers’ Day celebrates those who just can’t get enough of this brightly colored monkey bait!
History of Banana Lovers’ Day
Bananas are pretty incredible, we think you’ll have to agree. They’re easily one of the best fruits to add to… well… anything! Need to get a boost to your morning but want to have a shake? No problem! Couple scoops of protein powder, a banana, and some strawberries and suddenly you’re rocking your morning with deliciousness! Have some bananas gone brown on your counter? Nonsense! There’s no such thing as a bad banana, just a banana that’s ready to be baked into banana bread! There’s nothing you can’t do with bananas!
What you may not know is that the whole world is eating ONE kind of banana, and that banana type is not the same thing your great-great-grandparents were eating during WWI or WWII. Banana’s have been one of the biggest examples of monoculture in our history, and something in the past hundred years we had a massive plague hit, wiping out every banana of this strain in existence. So an entirely new banana was introduced and is now the one that is grown everywhere.
But you’re a Banana lover, so yo knew that right? If not, welcome to your first fun fact of Banana Lovers’ Day!
How to Celebrate Banana Lovers’ Day
Eat Bananas. Eat Banana derivatives. Start your day and end your day with bananas! That’s how you celebrate Banana Lovers’ Day. Start off your morning with a delicious and nutritious banana, giving you the potassium you need to see through your day. For lunch enjoy a rich banana based smoothie, both filling and nutritious. Ready for dinner? Enjoy a good slice of buttered banana bread to round out the rest of your meal, and then for dessert enjoy bananas foster. It really is an all purpose Swiss Army Fruit! Banana Lovers’ Day is your day to go nuts and indulge your banana-y love!