Here's a pop quiz for all of our Maui Wowi smoothie lovers:
What food is packed with vitamins and fiber, but is almost always purchased just to be thrown away?
If you said banana peels, you’re absolutely right.
The banana may be one of the world’s most recognizable comedy props, but the humble banana peel is nothing to laugh at. These slippery skins contain vitamins B6 and B12, magnesium, potassium and fiber, as well as tryptophan, which has been shown to help balance emotions and mood.
Bananas also have many health benefits that will give you more energy, improved digestion and event improve the way you look and feel. Now that's something to hula about, right?
While the jury is still out on exactly how much of these nutrients our bodies can absorb from eating banana peels, noshing on them instead of trashing them is still a great idea because of the landfill waste it saves.
Here's a video on how to eat those banana peels:
But if the idea of chomping down on these thick, fibrous membranes doesn’t sound very a-PEEL-ing to you, then what will make it much more a-PEEL-ing is having a Maui Wowi tiki bar with tikitenders blending gourmet all-natural fresh fruit smoothies for your guests - all blended fresh to order and topped off with a Hawaiian parasol. No wonder people call us a "vacation in a cup!"