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Smoothies for Digestive Health - Papaya Spinach

By Jody Garlick, RD, LDN

The possible health benefits of consuming papaya include a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, aiding in digestion, improving blood glucose control in diabetics, lowering blood pressure, and improving wound healing.

Yield: 2 servings

Serving size: 8 ounces

1 cup spinach or kale

Juice of 1 lime

¾ cup water

½ cup Lemonaid infusion

1 cup papaya, peeled and chopped

1 banana, peeled, sliced, and previously frozen

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

 

Directions:

Add spinach/kale, lime juice, water, and Lemonaid infusion to a high-speed blender and mix until completely smooth. Add papaya, banana, and flaxseed and blend again until smooth and creamy, about 3-4 minutes.

Jody Garlick, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian/Owner at South Hills Nutrition. She is an integrative and functional nutritionist specializing in digestive and autoimmune disorders.

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