Papaya

Papayas were reputably called the "fruit of the angels".  The delicious sweet, musky undertone, soft butter-like fruit is a rich source of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids; the B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid; and the minerals, potassium, copper, and magnesium; and fiber. Together, these nutrients promote the health of the cardiovascular system and also provide protection against colon cancer. In addition, papaya contains the digestive enzyme, papain, which is used like bromelain, a similar enzyme found in pineapple, to treat sports injuries, other causes of trauma, and allergies.

 

Belly Soother

7 carrot
3 stalks of celery
1 medium papaya
1 cup of pineapple cubes

 

Note: Ripe papayas are easier to juice when they’re relatively firm, not soft and pulpy. Use a knife or vegetable peeler to skin the fruit, then slice it in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Cut each section into pieces small enough to feed through your juicer. An average-sized papaya yields about 8 ounces of nectar-like juice.

 

 

Tropical Kicker

1 cup of papaya cubes
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
Juice of half lemon
1 fresh mint sprig
Directions
  1. Blend papaya, ice, yogurt, ginger, lemon juice, and mint in a blender until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Enjoy and repeat often.

 

Papaya Milk

1 ripe papaya 
1 cup of milk (hemp or almond)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups crushed ice

 

Directions 
  1. Peel papaya
  2. Cut papaya in half, remove seeds, and chop fruit coarsely.
  3. Combine the papaya, milk, cinnamon and ice in blender.
  4. Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and thick