Have you ever thought of trying the often overlooked, or discarded peel from your citrus fruits for seasoning or garnishing your meals? If not, then we’d love to suggest it’s time you tried it! Right from the very beginning of your Metabolic Balance Program – no matter which of the four phases you’re in – you could use the citrus peel to wonderfully spice up your food. Of course, the fruit you choose, whether organic lemon, orange, grapefruit or mandarin would need to be listed on your plan!
Please note that we strongly recommend buying organic citrus fruits, as the peel of conventional fruits is unfortunately often high in pesticides or other chemicals.
Simply wash your chosen fruit, dab it dry and then either use a zest cutter to slice fine stripes, finely grate or peel the whole fruit, dry the peel and grind with a blender.
The fresh cut peel tastes refreshing, for example, in breakfast yogurt or oatmeal. It gives Asian dishes an excellent kick and is an absolute chef’s secret for livening up soups or salads.
A final tip: Before grating, place a piece of parchment paper onto your grater so that the spikes push through and then grate your fruit. This avoids losing some of the delicious zest between the spikes of your grater. It makes cleaning easier, too!