Every once in a while I’ll grab a fruit or vegetable at the market that I don’t usually use in my recipes. Not living on a tropical island, I wonder: that jicama, passion fruit, or papaya looks interesting…. what do people do with that? So, that is why I came home with this monster papaya this week. Papaya, fun to say, also called a pawpaw, (more fun to say) is loaded with good stuff for you, so let’s start with a smoothie. Here’s what I did:
1 cup chopped peeled seeded papaya
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup watermelon
1/2 cup plain fat free Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon real maple syrup
A squeeze of lime
4 ice cubes
Blend in blender or large nutriblast until smooth. Pour into a pretty glass add a straw, sit in the sunshine and enjoy!
Papaya – not so scary anymore…. wonder what the produce manager has in store for me next week….. maybe horned melon or gooseberries….