Most people don’t realise that lemon peel has 134mg of calcium and 129mg vitamin C in every 100g. The benefits of vitamin C are well known and include detoxification of the skin and the neutralisation of free radicals in the body. It’s also great for oral health.
The pectin in lemon peel is a weight loss promoter by forming a gel which prevents the body from absorbing high amounts of sugar. It’s also full of fibre.
When lemon season comes around I make sure I get some organic ones, clean the skins really well, and then grate the peel to freeze for smoothies and soups.
3 cups hazelnut milk
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 of a fresh pineapple
3 tbsp frozen lemon peel
2 tsp spirulina
1 tbsp flax seeds