Smoothies for Digestive Health - Papaya Spinach
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
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.