Thursday, December 10, 2009

Oh how I love papaya!

I made another green smoothie today. I'm becoming obsessed, so it's good I'm obsessed with something healthy! You can use whatever greens you wish in this smoothie as with all green smoothies. I had kale on hand so in the mixer it went.

A couple things on papaya: this fruit is known for its enzymes that aid in digestion. Some research indicates it might also help stop premature aging. It is packed full of vitamin C and carotene. When combined with pineapple, the fruits become therapeutic because pineapple contains another enzyme, bromelain. For male health, papaya contains arginine. And for overall health, it contains carpain and fibrin.

1 banana
1 cup cubed papaya
2 handfuls kale
1 cup water
Stevia or desired sweetener to taste

Put the fruit & water in first, blend, then add the greens. Add sweetener last. Drink up ^_^

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