I am always wondering if there is a catch with fruit…
The promise of their healing properties… the fact that you can also eat truck loads and lose weight effortlessly. Is this all trick, or can life actually be this sweet?
I think it can be.
In this article am going to share with you a simple papaya smoothie.
I am a raging fan of the simple smoothie. I like life to be easy, uncomplicated and I don’t have time for complicated combinations and recipes in the kitchen.
So this smoothie ticks off the boxes in my book. It is sweet. It is simple and it has only three ingredients.
I had never had a truly RIPE pineapple, until I went to Mexico.
In fact I assumed they were only that yellow in cartoons. I was so familiar with the green not-even-close-to-ripe produce I had seen back in Australia. I really had no idea… that I had NO idea.
With that said, due to having no idea, I still dug the pineapple. However, now, I am borderline obsessed.
As for papaya.
Well, back in Australia, it was never on the grocery list. It really wasn’t a part of my reality. I did find half of an organic once. For $8. Outrageous.
Fast forward to my reality in Mexico… it was less than a dollar for a kilos worth. Also, outrageous.
AND, while we are playing this game!
Coconuts! Fresh cocos.
Not a thing back home. Yeah, you can get the boxed stuff. Sometimes even without any added nasties…. But you are still deprived of eating the meat covered in chilli and lime afterwards AND making your own shredded coconut flakes.
I am now officially very anxious to get back to the land where fruit dreams are made.
Water from one coconut / 1 cup of the boxed stuff
1 cup papaya
1 cup pineapple
That’s a Wrap
Seriously. That is it.
Can I get away with posting these recipes?
Well here you are, and here I am.
More amazing than my simple recipe is the papaya itself.
It is a very soothing fruit and is easy on the digestion. If you have gut issues and fruit is a trigger, you might be ok with papaya. It gets a green light from the Low Fodmap Diet, which means it is more tolerable for those suffering with IBS.
Also, don’t be so quick to throw your papaya seeds out. Although they have a distinct spicy flavour that you might not love, they are said to be good for fighting parasites and intestinal bugs.
If you don’t want to ruin your smoothie with them, you can always man up and just eat them by the spoon OR dry them out, grind them up and use them as pepper!