Papaya and coconut smoothie

Papaya and coconut smoothie

 

Papaya is defiantly one of my favorite fruits. I love it because it is delicious but also it has multiple health enhancing qualities that win me over every time. Any way I am one of those freaks that would eat anything that appears to be healthy even when the taste is a compromise. Thankfully Papaya is a treat. I recommend having it in the morning on an empty stomach to reap all of the health benefits it has on offer. Papaya is rich in many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants but also in living enzymes that aid the digestive processes but also are really healing to our digestive track and help in creating a healthy environment for symbiotic micro flora. Papaya seeds that we usually throw away are an added value. They contain high levels of proteolytic enzymes which turn out to be a powerful weapon against parasites, overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria’s, viruses and yeast. You can eat them straight, add them into a smoothie or dry them and use them the same way as black pepper. They are quite pungent so be warned :). If you decide to use them, there is no need for more than few at the time.

I have been spoiled with an abundance of Papayas last year in India and this summer in Portugal. It is in season at the moment so I am taking full advantage of Papaya magic every morning. It is a fantastic fruit to use in smoothies so the marriage of papaya and coconut is my gift to you today. It tastes like a guilty desert but in fact it is a powerfully healing tasty concoction. If you decide to add some papaya seeds into it and use it for a time, you will create an effective anti-parasitic treatment for yourself. Coconut meat is rich in caprilic acid which will enhance anti- fungal effect and off course it will make you love this smoothie that bit more. If you are not able to get a fresh coconut or it is a nut hard to crack, you can use coconut milk instead. It will be smoother in texture, and easier to prepare. The choice is yours ūüôā

Ingredients

1 papaya peeled and chopped

0,5 a cup grated fresh coconut meat or 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk

Small piece of fresh ginger

Squeeze of lemon or lime

1tbsp. Maple syrup

1 cup of water

Preparation

Place all the ingredients in a blender and press the magic button! Blend till smooth and enjoy this Raw, Living, healthful cocktail.

Love life, live healthy!

Looking forward to hearing about your smoothie experience so share in the comments below, what are your thoughts?

xxxD

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Hello, and welcome. I have decided to write this blog to share my passion for health, food and creativity. I have an MSc (Hons) in Food Science and Human Nutrition which I earned at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Poland, I have trained in multiple holistic disciplines while living in Ireland for the past 12 years and I am also involved in music and the arts. My knowledge about health was acquired not only through academia but also because of a deep interest from a young age, years of treating people and personal health issues which lead me to unveiling natural ways of healing the body on the physical and subtle level. I promote a plant based lifestyle because of personal preferences rather than a dogma. I do not believe that there is a right or wrong way of doing things. Whatever works and does no harm, I go by that. I enjoy having a good time, meeting new people, going new places, and learning new things to deepen the awareness of really knowing nothing‚ėļ. I hope you will enjoy my blog and you will get to know me a bit better, so I can keep it short and sweet in here ;) I wish you a happy and healthy life.

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