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Papaya is a wonderfully nutritious fruit with a beautiful red/orange colour. It is high in fibre and contains 3 times our daily requirement of vitamin C. The fruit contains the enzyme papain which helps to breakdown proteins and can therefore help promote good digestion. The seeds of the fruit are edible and particularly high in papain, although some people find them bitter to eat. The seeds are often ground and manufactured as digestive supplements To help with tummy upsets, though why take an expensive processed item when you can simply eat this affordable and nutritious fruit.

It is also very high in vitamin A which not only protects eyesight but also acts as an antioxidant. B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, folate and vitamin E are also nutrients found in high amounts in this delicious fruit.

Recipe
Half of a medium papaya
Honey to taste
1 cup oat milk
1 cup cows milk (or your choice of milk)
Ice cubes

Scoop the papaya flesh from the skin and place all ingredients in a blender.

Blend and enjoy

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