By Ilana Taub of Snact

Did you know that banana peel is edible? Not many people do, because we’re just used to throwing it out.

Snact’s mission is to create more taste and less waste. We buy ugly and unwanted fruit from British farmers and packhouses to tackle food waste, and make wholesome food waste-fighting snacks, wrapped in home compostable packaging to reduce plastic waste too.

We recently launched a new range of products based on surplus bananas. 1.4 million bananas go to waste in the UK every single day - we think that's bananas! Our banana bars are packed with all the nutrition of flawless fruit, with added veg, seeds, nuts and superfoods.

If, like us, you’re bananas about bananas, try this recipe that uses the whole fruit with the peel.

Ingredients (serves 1-2)

  • 2 organic bananas, unpeeled
  • 2 apples, unpeeled
  • 0.5 - 1l milk or dairy-free alternative
  • A handful of almonds (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Wash the fruit thoroughly.
  2. Core the apples and cut off the ends on both sides of the bananas.
  3. Blend all ingredients until smooth, adding as much milk as you want for desired thickness.

If you want to waste even less, simmer the apple cores with some cloves, a cinnamon stick, and a dash of sugar or sweetener of choice for a light spiced apple tea.

You can add banana peel to any smoothie, so why not try adding some to your favourite recipe?