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If you’ve never thought to blend papaya into a smoothie, you’re in for a treat. Papayas lend a creamy texture to a fruit or green smoothie. Being here in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, I’ve been eating a lot of papaya and pineapple. I love blending both into a smoothie with ginger and cucumber for a refreshing snack. Papayas uniquely tropical flavor blends well with other fruits from the region such as pineapple, banana and mango.
I love that papayas are high in vitamin C and are a good source of folate, potassium, fiber and vitamins A, E and K. Papayas are rich in antioxidants and the enzyme papain, which helps promote digestive health.
What You’ll Need
1 cup papaya 1 cup pineapple 1 cucumber 1 inch ginger root 8 oz cold water Optional: 1 scoop plant based protein (I used Sun Warrior Warrior Blend)
Throw all of these delicious ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend for 30 seconds or until the mixture is a smooth and creamy consistency.
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