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I’m posting on the weekend for ‘Cooking from Cookbook Challenge’ after a very long time. I missed the weekend posts quite a bit, but life got too busy. I wanted to post something last week and to my surprise I had nothing for the event in the drafts. So I made this Spiced Papaya Smoothie from ‘Clean Slate‘ cookbook to post this week.

Papaya Smoothie

Papaya is available year round and is a great source of vitamin C, giving a whopping 144% of daily recommended value per serving. It is also a very good anti-inflammatory agent — it contains papin, a protein-digesting enzyme. Along with the vitamin A and E, papain helps to reduce inflammation.

 

I buy papaya once in a while (Costco being the best and cheap place to buy it) — we eat it as is or I make a tropical smoothie along with some pineapple, frozen mango and banana. But ever since I started making this smoothie, I have been making it more often.
Papaya Smoothie

What I found very interesting in the smoothie is the addition of ginger, turmeric and cayenne pepper — it gives the smoothie a nice spicy kick. It’s great to have for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

 

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Spiced Papaya Smoothie Yum
Papaya smoothie spiced with cayenne pepper, fresh ginger and turmeric. This is a nutritious and delicious smoothie with anti-inflammatory properties.
Spiced Papaya Smoothie
Course drink
Cuisine american
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • cups papaya , chopped
  • 1 tsp Chia seeds
  • 1 cup water Cold
  • 2 tsps honey
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ginger , grated
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
Course drink
Cuisine american
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • cups papaya , chopped
  • 1 tsp Chia seeds
  • 1 cup water Cold
  • 2 tsps honey
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ginger , grated
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
Spiced Papaya Smoothie
Instructions
  1. Soak chia seeds in cold water for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately!!
Recipe Notes

Linking this to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge: 'October -- Week 2'.

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