The Sweet Tropical Treat - Papaya Smoothie
For a sweet tropical treat that can support weight loss and promote digestive health, reach for some papaya smoothie recipes. Papayas are the only food that is known to contain papain, an enzyme which aids in the digestion of protein and cleans out the colon. Therefore, smoothie recipes made with this fruit speed up weight loss efforts and may even help to prevent colon cancer. Papaya smoothie recipes also help protect the eyes because papaya contains significant amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, and they lower the risk of prostate cancer because they have a high concentration of lycopene. Other important vitamins in smoothie recipes made with papaya are vitamin C, folate and potassium.
Papayas are available year round at markets across the world, and their flavor is perfect for either summer or winter. When selecting papayas to use in your smoothie recipes, choose fruit that is at least partly yellow, gives slightly when pressed, and has smooth skin that is free from bruises. Once you have found the perfect fruit, remove the peeling before you use it in any papaya smoothie recipes. You may also want to scoop out the seeds; they are edible, but they are peppery and have a slightly bitter flavor.
. 1 to 2 cups of your liquid ( organic soy milk, organic almond milk, organic rice milk or organic low fat milk )
. 1/2 cup of your cream ( Organic natural yogurt )
. 2 to 3 cups of frozen fruit.
. Cruhed ice - if not using frozen fruits.
Papaya Smoothie Recipe
Other add-on fruits which go well with papaya for mixed smoothies are: kiwi, pineapple and mango.
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