Bananas are great. Not only do they taste nice but they’re also a good supply of fibre, potassium and other stuff our body runs off of.
From a tasty banana smoothie to topping your cornflakes with little banana circles in the morning, what else is this fruit good for?
Well, why don’t you freeze it? Peel the banana and cut it down the middle to make two banana lollies. Do this with as many bananas as you like and don’t forget to set them on wax paper! Oh, and if you’re feeling creative, why not cover them in chocolate chips, chocolate sauce or whatever else you like!
A banana body scrub sounds lush, doesn’t it? Take one or two bananas and mix with three or four tablespoons of sugar, a teaspoon of olive oil and for a light scent, a few drops of fragranced oil. Rub the scrub all over your body and then rinse off.
You could and should make a face mask. I’m sure there are plenty of recipes floating about on the net but here are two to get you started:
1) Mash one banana.
2) Mash one banana and mix with a quarter of a cup of plain, natural yogurt and two tablespoons of honey.
Keep on for 10-20 minutes, wash off with water and pat your face dry!
So what do you do with the peel? Simple. You can either polish your shoes or silverware with the inside of the peel (make sure the stringy bits have gone and go over with a dry cloth after) or you can wipe your plant leaves with the inner peel too – it leaves them with a natural shine!
Have you got ink on your skin? It’s a bugger to get off isn’t it! Well why not eat a banana and then use the inside of the peel to rub the ink off. Circular motion works best!
Why not include a banana peel in your daily routine and rub your teeth for two minutes a day! The peel is also said to be good for whitening!
If you’re worried about wrinkles then place the peel on the problem areas. It supposedly tightens skin and it’ll most definitely promote healthier looking skin if it does nothing else!
And because of all the goodness the banana and its peel holds, it has many medicinal purposes. Great for heartburn (antacid properties), nerves (high in vitamin b), anaemia (high in iron) and other things, why not use it as an ointment and rub a scraped knee with the inside of the peel? The healing properties will promote speedy healing and the same goes for splinters too! Tape a piece of peel to the affected area because not only will it heal, it’ll also help dislodge the splinter!
Who knew a banana could do so much?