Queen of vitamin B6 and potassium, banana is a fruit loved by Brazilians and no wonder. It has antifungal and antibiotic properties in addition to the large existing vitamin complex. But did you know that the benefits of bananas can also be found in delicious teas? Check out the advantages of this drink and three great recipes below!

Benefits of banana tea

  • Banana tea helps improve people’s mood because of the high amount of tryptophan that helps with serotonin levels.
  • The drink helps fight cancer due to the high content of antioxidants in bananas.
  • As a great source of lutein – a compound that helps with night vision – tea benefits vision.
  • Tryptophan also helps improve sleep, so drinking banana tea before bed is an excellent idea.

Banana Tea Recipes

dehydrated bananas

Select some banana peels and wash them to remove impurities. On an oven-safe tray, spread out the banana peels and let them bake for approximately an hour or until they dry. With the dehydrated husks you can make a tea, soaking them in hot water and letting them brew for a few minutes.

Banana, cloves and cinnamon

To make this delicious tea, place the cinnamon and cloves in a liter of water and bring to the fire. When it comes to a boil, add two chopped bananas – preferably with the skin – and cover the pan, letting it boil for a few more minutes. When turning off the heat, let the tea simmer until it cools. The liquid can be ingested when strained, but there is a more delicious option: after it is cold, take the tea to a blender and blend until it becomes homogeneous. Refrigerate the vitamin and consume it chilled.

banana peel powder

Select banana peels, wash them and take them to the freezer. Once frozen they will turn black. Place the skins in the oven at a low temperature so they dry in approximately one hour. Once cold and dehydrated, break the shells with your hands and place in a blender to blend. With this powder you can make many teas, and one teaspoon is enough for your banana tea. Just mix hot water and powder. This infusion is excellent to be consumed before bedtime, as it promotes a more restful sleep.