Last week we ran our second juicing workshop sponsored by the City of Canada Bay – Juicing for Good Health. We had a great time making, tasting and learning the benefits of a number of juices that can be easily be made at home.
This juicing workshop was developed with 2 goals in mind.The first goal was to learn to make nutritious juices and the health benefits of an easy to make super source of nutrition. The second goal was to introduce participants to how easy it is to minimise any food waste related to juicing. This part of the workshop surprised a number of people because it challenges many of our ideas of waste. Many were surprised to taste and enjoy cooked banana skins. But don’t believe me, try it for yourself. Fry up some washed banana peel with your favourite herbs and spices to see how yummy they are – which is even more delicious when you think about how nutritious they are too. Banana is great for everything from skin to cholesterol. It is rich insoluble fibre, contains anti-histamines and is rich in serotonin which boost your mood and help you feel happy.
If you can’t face eating it, make some tea. Put the washed peel in a pot, add water, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins, strain and enjoy. If you’d like a more potent brew, blend the cooled liquid, strain and enjoy. However you decide to use them – stop wasting those valuable peels while doing yourself and the environment a favour!
Enjoy and juice.