List questionsCategory: Smoothies and ShakesBananas in my Smoothie
Anonymous asked 3 years ago

I love the texture that a ripe banana gives to my Smoothie, but I get a tingling sensation in my mouth when I add some type of bananas. Any suggestions?
Ms. Caribbean

1 Answers
Dr. Edward Layne Staff answered 3 years ago

Dear Ms. Caribbean, the skin of unripe bananas contains chemicals that can produce an allergic reaction in some people. The yellow bananas that you buy from most markets are not always “ripe”. To avoid developing sensitivity to chemicals in the skin, make sure that the banana you use a in your smoothie is ripe (you may want to have the bananas sit for a few days until you see the first few dark spots on the skin). If you suspect that are having an allergic reaction to any food, take some Benadryl immediately, stop using the food and see your doctor or go to an emergency clinic as soon as possible.