Papaya Smoothie
  • One small papaya
  • 4 cups water
  • Ripe banana or pineapple (optional)
  1. Blend one small papaya, peeled, seeded and diced, with 4 cups of water (start with less and add until desired consistency is reached).
  2. If you like your smoothies a little sweeter, add a ripe banana, or sometimes pineapple (which will boost the effects of papaya, since it contains bromelain).
Pro-tip: The seeds of the papaya taste totally different than the fruit (they are peppery!), but they are used to aid digestion in the native areas where papaya are grown. Instead of throwing the seeds away, take a spoonful of them and swallow them with water (as you would a supplement). The seeds will slide through your digestive tract and essentially act as a strong fiber to cleanse and pull out toxins and stuck food.
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