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The One Thing You Are Throwing Away — That Can Instantly Upgrade Your Smoothies Into Awesomeness!

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Yes, that’s right. You are literally throwing away something that is so valuable and you don’t even know it!


Haha, YES – this girl just said banana peels! I know, crazy talk. I use to think the same thing. But banana peels, and the skin, rinds, and seeds of some fruits are loaded with ridiculously amazing amounts of phytonutrients. Hence why I grate the lemon peel into my Zesty Lemon Delight

Did you know?

  • Banana peels contain TRYPTOPHAN, which INCREASES SEROTONIN levels to boost your mood into awesomeness and can ease depression.
  • Has INSOLUBLE FIBER, which adds bulk to your stool to help keep your GI tract moving and eliminating.
  • Has SOLUBLE FIBER, which forms a gel that slows digestion and the absorption of glucose to help keep you fuller longer.

Thankfully, we don’t have to go hardcore cave(wo)man style and eat it straight up! We got technology to save us and make life so easy-peasy. So, bust out those high-performance blenders whose horsepower just tear that sucker apart like there is no tomorrow.

I know you’re still skeptical. Even knowing how amazing high-performance blender are, I was also still skeptical. It just has to be too good to be true, right? How can we just throw in the whole peel and not even taste them? All logical questions.

So do what I did, take baby steps.

  1. Put a small piece of the banana peel into your smoothie.
  2. Blend it up.
  3. Taste it.
  4. Still taste good? Add more and more, until it is the whole peel.

That simple! I literally ended up putting in the whole peel in no time.


  • Please remember when using the peels, skins, and rinds of fruit to BUY ORGANIC since most of the pesticide residues are in the skin.
  • WASH the skin of the fruit.
  • The RIPER the banana (all brown with spots), the thinner and TASTIER the skin of the banana. 
  • I chop off and throw away the ends of the bananas, I am not that hardcore yo :)

Want to go even more bananas?

Then give these a go as well. I am not quite there yet, but I will add them in one day.

  • Orange peels
  • Watermelon rinds, peels off the green skin and use the white rind
  • Pineapple cores
  • Watermelon seeds
  • Papaya seeds

Now my question to you:

Do you eat your banana peels? How about any other fruit skin, rinds, seeds, or peels? What are you favorite ways of eating them? I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment and let me know.

Do me a quick favor: Share with 3 friends how they can stop throwing away BANANA PEELS and instantly UPGRADE THEIR SMOOTHIES into AWESOMENESS. It will only take 3 seconds. <3 ya!

7 comments… add one
  • Diane August 21, 2014, 9:00 am

    I use pineapple cores from small Lanai pineapples just to eat or put in smoothies as a sweet fruit. Papaya seeds can be hot like pepper, makes good dressing.

    • jenny August 21, 2014, 3:33 pm

      That is so awesome Diane! If I were to do one next, I would probably do the pineapple cores. But the papaya seeds sound amazing too and quite delicious as a dressing since I do love a good, nice kick. The next time I buy a papaya for one of my masks, I will for sure keep the seeds to make a dressing. <3 you for sharing that fantastic idea and can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  • Melissa Angley August 22, 2014, 2:16 am


    You’re crazy! Crazy smart, that is! I’ve not considered adding the peel, but it’s definitely happening now. I’ll let you know how it goes… The PEEL?!? I’ll give it a try ;)

    • jenny September 14, 2014, 11:46 pm

      Haha Melissa, I have been told that at times. So thank you! :)

      Yes, the PEEL! haha, DO IT! :)


  • Lucy December 30, 2014, 3:37 am

    I juice watermelon rinds.

    • jenny January 5, 2015, 1:49 pm

      Awesome lucy, that is a great tip! Thanks for sharing <3

  • Tonya February 1, 2015, 12:32 am

    My daughter loves to eat orange peels when she eats her oranges.


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