Many of us who regularly enjoy smoothies often use bananas as one of the base ingredients. But I suspect, if you’re like me, you’ll not have considered doing anything with the peels other than binning them, or at best, puting them out to compost.

Here’s an interesting article from Phil Mutz (littlethings.com) which points out the many health benefits we’ve been missing out on over the years – and how easy it is to take advantage of them.

Phil introduces his list with…

The banana is one of my absolute favorite fruits, not just because it is delicious, but also because it is jam-packed with vitamins and minerals that are great for my health.

However, in all my years of eating bananas, I never realized that I might actually be throwing the best (and healthiest) part of the fruit in the trash.

Just as there are surprising health benefits of potato juice, there are actually an enormous number of ways to use the peel of a banana to your benefit.

Phil lists 9 health benefits, but I’ve included my favorite 3 here. Two can be included in smoothie recipes. Who’d have guessed banana peel could help lower cholesterol, eliminate wrinkles, and help you sleep better?

The article changed my thinking about using banana peel…

 

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