Healthy Eating Vegan My family eat a lot of bananas. As snacks, in cooking, and all the time in smoothies. I throw a lot of banana skins away. Cue reading the bodyrock blog and seeing a fascinating article on banana skins… As usual with the Bodyrock team they capture your attention with a striking picture… We all know that bananas are exceptional sources of vitamins, nutrients and mood-boosting enzymes. But even their protective peels have a very impressive nutritional profile. Banana peels are rich in insoluble fibre which can be a key player in promoting good, efficient digestive activity. It also helps keep you feeling full so you don’t crash and crave junk food or overeat. The peels also contain tryptophan. This happy chemical helps raise levels of serotonin in the brain. Lastly, banana peels keep your vision intact with healthy doses of lutein, a powerful carotenoid which is praised as well for it’s skin-rejuvenating properties. Banana peels can be eaten on their own, in a smoothie, after being baked in the oven for 10 minutes or in any way, shape or form that you desire. Some people favour banana peel curry, banana peel chutney and even banana peel tea! Cultures all over the world have found ways to incorporate a peel into their daily dishes, so be creative. Read full article: http://www.bodyrock.tv/food/youll-never-throw-away-your-banana-peels-again-after-reading-this/#ixzz3n8UyjVVY And now for an example – Whole Banana smoothie… Source So no more throwing the skins away then? What will you be doing with your skins? Please let me know in the comments below.