Why I Eat Banana Peels

Why eating banana peels?

Like most other fruit skins, banana peels have more nutrients and less calories than the pulps. If you are watching calories, it is very beneficial to eat fruits with skins. Besides, there are certain nutrients contained in the skins, but not in the pulps.

Banana peel is a good source of potassium which helps in faster neuron impulses. Athletes involved in hard exercise may require larger quantities of potassium-rich foods. Newer evidence suggests that dietary potassium may play a role in decreasing blood pressure.

The fibrous part (cellulose) of banana peel helps clean the alimentary canal and prevents cholesterol accumulation in the walls.

Banana peels contain serotonin, a brain chemical for maintaining mood elevation. Banana peels also contain lutein, which is a powerful antioxidant important for eye health and helps prevent the retina of the eye from damage and degeneration.

Yet, many find banana peels taste awful and are unpleasant to eat. :( 

('Ewww' is the right word if I have to chew banana peels one peel at a time and swallow them.)

I found the best way to enjoy them is using a high-end bender like Vita-Mix to turn whole banana including peels into delicious banana smoothie.

  • One Ripe Banana with Peel (get an organic banana so it's free of chemicals)
  • One Cup of Soy Milk (or Milk)
  • Ice Cubes


  • Wash banana and cut it into several pieces.
  • Put all ingredients into Vita-Mix High-End Blender.
  • Start and quickly turn to high for 30 seconds.  

And here comes excellent banana smoothie.

This whole food banana smoothie has a great taste. 

The sweetness of ripe banana pulp again masks any unpleasant flavor from the peel.

I would like to start my 30-day in-home trial on a free shipping Vita-Mix High-End Blender.