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 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.
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.
Spiced Papaya Smoothie
- 1½ 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
- Soak chia seeds in cold water for 10 minutes.
- Combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately!!