Papaya is one of my all-time favorite fruits. It can be found in any grocery store, breakfast place, and in the backyard! Yup! Last time I went to Brazil in 2013, my grandmother had her own papaya tree in her new backyard. Papaya is known for having wonderful effects in the digestive system. It is amazing for people that suffer constipation. The entire papaya is beneficial. Even the seeds. But in this recipe I did not add any of the seeds, otherwise, it would have turned out bitter. Usually, you remove the seeds and scoop or cut the skin off.
If you’ve never had papaya, the fruit is very sweet. The right time to eat the papaya is when you know it’s ripe. And how do you know? By feeling it. Usually, when you press the papaya, if it feels soft, you know it’s ripe. Another great way of finding out is when the skin is changing colors.
I love papaya smoothie! So for this recipe, I did a smoothie bowl with granola.
- 1/4 of a papaya (I bought a big papaya, so I cut it in 4 parts)
- 2 slices of mango
- 1 or 2 dates
- 16 oz of organic homemade coconut milk ( you can use the boxed kind as well or any kind of nut milk)
- 1 TBSP of chia seeds
- 1 TBSP of flaxseed
- 1 TBSP of raw organic coconut oil (you don’t have to add it, but I add coconut oil to all my smoothies since it’s great for fighting candida albicans, a kind of bacteria)
Blend all together in your high-speed blender.
Put it in a bowl, add your favorite granola (mine is from Trader Joes, vanilla flavored), mulberries, and last but not least blueberries (you can add your favorite berry or a mix of all berries).
Your breakfast, afternoon snack or even dinner is served. Super sweet, super delicious, and awesome for your gut.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Until next time. God bless!!!