When writing the first draft of my upcoming smoothie book, Skinny Smoothies, I did a lot of research into different fruits and what exactly they helped you with in terms of weight loss or detox and so on. So, one of the things I learned was that Papaya is great for detox.
Papaya is extremely high in fiber, providing 25 percent of your daily value fiber is an important part of cleansing the gastrointestinal tract, as it aids in binding to and flushing out toxins. Papayas also contain an enzyme called papain which helps in digesting proteins. It plays an important role in maintaining digestive health and utilizing proteins while cleansing. That is fancy talk for papayas are good for you and since they taste great too why not add them to your smoothies?
- 1 cup vanilla soy milk or almond milk
- 1 cup papaya
- 1 peeled kiwi fruit
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- Dash of cinnamon
- 2-4 ice cubes
- Place ingredients in your blender. Start slow and gradually speed up blender until smooth. Then blend for another 30 seconds on high.