Papaya Dream Smoothie is perfect for these hot summer days, cool of with this sweet and refreshing smoothie. Made with fresh ripe papaya this is also great for digestion!
I LOVE papaya, I fell in love with the fruit down in Mexico, nothing truly compares to Mexican papaya. I love it so much I have my own papaya tree in the yard, ha! This is the first year it has sweet papaya fruit. There is something about growing my own fruits and vegetables that I just geek out on, I truly love it. This papaya smoothie has been a pregnancy staple for me a few times a week, however it so refreshing for ANYONE!
Now that I am getting further along into this pregnancy I find papaya to be super helpful with digestion and keeping things regular. I think a lot of us preggos truly understand how awful constipation can be during pregnancy. Always consult your doctor before you try anything, but mine told me as long as its very ripe go ahead and enjoy papaya! There is confusion around eating papaya while pregnant. That is because ripe papaya is good for pregnant women while unripe papaya isn’t.
Remember to always do what is best and what works for you during pregnancy, and always consult your midwife or doctor with any questions you have.
Ripe Papaya (yellow/orange soft skin)
Ripe papaya is a natural and healthy source of essential vitamins. If you have trouble finding ripe papaya I always find it helpful to ask the produce people. To ripen papaya quickly sit it in indirect sunlight, turning every so often so all sides ripen.
Ripe papaya is a healthy source of:
- vit. A, B, and C
- beta- carotene
Love easy summer recipes, also try:
- Blueberry Smoothie
- Mint Chocolate Protein Smoothie Freezer Pack
- Strawberry Fields Salad
- Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce
- Greek Orzo Pasta Salad
- 1 small ripe papaya ( about 1 cup), seeded and peeled
- 1 cup Frozen mango
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/3 cup plain Greek Yogurt (use plant-based yogurt to keep vegan)
- 1/4 cup coconut water
- 1 cup of ice
- chia seeds for serving
- Place all ingredients in your high-speed blender, blend to smooth, serve immediately topped with some chia seeds, and more greek yogurt if you desire.