Papaya Mint Smoothie

papaya mint smoothie

This green smoothie is full of nutrition and yumminess. The stars in this blend are the delicious papaya and mint. 

Did you know papaya is mega nutritious?

Papaya Health Benefits

Contains an enzyme called papain that aids in digestion.
High in the antioxidant beta-carotene.
Rich in fibre, Vitamin C.
Low sugar content and anti-inflammatory properties.
HIgh in Vitamin A, for eye health.
High in Vitamin K, for bone health.  Plus more!


Papaya Mint Smoothie Recipe
Yields 1 large smoothie

Ingredients:
1 cup spinach, loosely packed
1/2 frozen banana
1 cup papaya
juice of 1/2 lime
1 tsp ginger
about 10 mint leaves
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1-2 tsps flaxseed (ground or whole)
about 10 cashews
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water

Directions:
Blend all of the ingredients until smooth and enjoy!  I use my trusty nutribullet.

Notes: You can substitute the yogurt for coconut yogurt, banana, ice cubes, non-dairy milk or a combination. You can also choose to leave some of the ingredients out if you don’t have them (like the cashews or flaxseed).

Enjoy!

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