Today we are preparing papaya smoothie recipe, packing some interesting and healthy ingredients. You simply must try this delicious mix!
The aim of today’s sweet papaya recipe is to have a healthy mush that will wake you up with a sweet good morning. This happy mushy cake, as I like to call it, it’s a real treat for welcoming the day. Let’s dive into it.
We are using an interesting combination of coconut water and Nesquik (chocolate syrup). I really like the taste of Nesquik, but I also like it because it’s not as sweet as a regular chocolate syrup. Besides, it’s a really great combination with the coconut water, providing for that sweet, tasty base. However, Hershey’s is quite suitable as well, so choose according to your own taste.
Note: For this papaya smoothie recipe I will use chocolate syrup at the end of the preparing process, just before the serving to decorate the serving glasses.
Mush half a cup of coconut water and a third of a cup of Nesquik (or two tablespoons of chocolate syrup, if you chose this one). Still keep the syrup around, you’ll need it for the decoration part.
Once this is mushed, and your preferred base combination is ready, proceed by adding the main ingredient. Peel, chop, and seed half of a papaya. Astonishing amounts of vitamin C, fiber, and potassium, which combine and bring about a powerful infection-fighting and antioxidant properties, while acting as heart-rate and blood pressure regulator as well.
The papaya also provides our body with some other essentials, such as vitamins B1 and B6, which we need, but does not naturally produce. Vitamin A, which is beneficial for promoting healthy skin, protects the mucous membranes and helps improve eye sight is also present in this amazing fruit. Finally, papaya’s amino acid contents bring anti-inflammatory properties for the stomach, while also improving digestion. Our base fruit for today is also very efficient against ulcers.
Add the papaya to the base mix and blend thoroughly. Once you get a consistent mix, we can move to adding the next ingredient.
The Tree of Life
Figs are one of the oldest fruits known to man. We know that people, even as early as five millennia ago were consuming figs. Even the Holy Bible mentions the fig, referring to it as the Tree of life. They are very rich in fiber while being a carrier of a handful of essential minerals and vitamins. They contain calcium, magnesium, copper, manganese, and potassium. The calcium is healthwise popular for promoting healthy bones, and the potassium lowers the blood pressure.
Vitamin K plays a key role in the process of blood clotting and is absolutely necessary for strengthening of the bones and lowering the risk of developing heart disease. The figs are rich in vitamin B6 as well, which helps create energy from the food, improving the digestion of proteins and fats. B6 is also highly efficient in rejuvenating the eyesight and promotes skin and hair quality.
Opt for dried figs if you will, as this form of theirs bears much higher nutrition value. And finally, the figs are a perfect addition to today’s papaya smoothie recipe also very weight-loss friendly as they contain dietary fiber, which is also a cancer-risk lowering agent, reducing the chances of developing cancer for up to 30%.
Mush four figs all nicely and add a handful of fresh spinach leaves. I use spinach again because of its popular nutrient combo status which always brings loads of health-promoting nutrients. More specifically, I love it because it’s good for the memory.
Once it’s all well mixed and consistent, we can proceed with the next healthy ingredient.
Did you know that there are more than 140 different kinds of plums available in the United States?
It’s true. So, with that fact in mind, make your pick and pit 2 plums (or prunes), and throw them in the blender. Plums are a ferocious fighter against the toxins we ingest every day, one way or another. Thanks to the modern way of life, we are subjects to unavoidable daily toxic doses, either from the air, the water, or the processed foods. There is one very interesting benefit in consuming plums, or prunes. They contain vitamin A and zeaxanthin, which promote eye health by being absorbed within the retina to filter dangerous UV-light out.
Blend for a while until the plums are well mixed. Proceed with the last ingredient for today’s papaya smoothie recipe – grapes. Add 1/2 cup of nicely washed grapes in the mix. Choose red or green grapes, as long as they are sweet. While they bring a multitude of nutrients in our cup, there is a really specific one I want to share. The grapes contain polyphenol resveratrol, a powerful phytonutrient able to defend us from various nerve diseases, colon cancer, prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Decoration: Create a narrow chocolate syrup flow by slowly pouring it on the inside of the tilted glass, while rotating it to create interesting lines. Get creative and show your guests that healthy recipe doesn’t have to be a boring one as well.
Sweet Papaya Smoothie Recipe:
- 1/2 cup of coconut water
- 1/3 cup of Nesquik (or two tablespoons of chocolate syrup)
- 1/2 papaya
- 4 fresh or dried figs
- a handful of spinach
- 2 plums or prunes
- 1/2 cup red grapes
I hope you enjoy today’s recipe. Please share your idea or remark, or feel free to share this recipe with friends. 🙂