Super Fruit guava papaya smoothie loaded with digestive enzymes will transport you right to the tropics. I was on vacation in Chicago last week and I found some guavas. I love guavas!! Grew up eating them off the trees and let me tell you, nothing beats the taste of plucking a raw or ripe guava off a tree and biting into it. I also remember eating them with a little chili sprinkled on them. Mmm delish! Anyway I bought a lot of these babies and after eating some decided to blend the rest into a smoothie. Teamed with ripe papaya, a little parsley and ginger I got just the taste I was looking for. Sweet and tart with the distinct taste of guava. There’s something magical about blending fruit together and this guava papaya smoothie is proof! If you can get hold of some guava, try blending it with some papaya and make this super fruit papaya smoothie. You can also get guava puree in the frozen section of your grocery store. Your digestive system will thank you !
Guavas are considered a super fruit. Loaded with antioxidants, they boast more Vitamin C than an orange. They are also loaded with fiber, lycopene and Vitamin A. No wonder they are called super fruits. Papaya is loaded with digestive enzymes that are so good for you. Digestive enzymes help our body absorb and utilize nutrients more efficiently. Papaya is also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. All in all a healthy super fruit guava papaya smoothie!
I made this salad for a potluck on Saturday and quickly grabbed some pictures before I packed it ”to go”! The dominant ingredient is ripe luscious papaya. Team it with some beans, spring onion, cherry tomatoes, peppers, fresh mint, cilantro and you have a picture perfect salad that is easy on the eye. Toss this together with some zesty Italian Dressing and you have a flavorful salad that will woo you away. This is easily one of my favorite salads and I love it
Nutrition Wise !
Just a note about three bean salads. The reason these are nutritionally popular is because each bean has its own specific nutrient especially in terms of amino acids and bringing them together give you a veritable bean powerhouse! Beans are chock-full of antioxidants and bursting with fiber.. sooo good for you! Bring on the beans!! When using canned beans just remember to rinse, rinse & rinse again. This takes away most of the flatulence-producing stuff and the excess sodium. You can use fresh beans. Just soak them overnight and cook them a little before adding to the salad.
A note about papaya: High in vitamin A , it also has a special enzyme called papain that is the perfect digestive enzyme. It soothes the tummy and aids in digestion. My first blog post ever was about a natural meat tenderizer using green papaya.
Home- made Zesty Italian Dressing :
Combine 1 cup vinegar + 1&1/2 cups olive oil + 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 3 pods fresh garlic (crushed) + 1/2 tsp onion powder or 2 tsps onion paste +1/2 tsp pepper + 1/2 tsp chilli flakes + 1/2 tsp dried parsley + 1/ 2 tsp salt
If you like papaya check out my soothing papaya ginger smoothie !!
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I was taking a little blogcation and then suddenly realized I just passed my first Blog anniversary. Have to break my blogaction for that! It’s been one year and three days from the day I started Sue’s Nutrition Buzz. I’m not quite sure why I started blogging, but I know it had something to do with me wanting to unleash some Nutrition Creativity on someone other than my family and clients Well, here I am one year later totally satisfied with my decision to blog. It has been an exciting year where finding time to blog has probably been my biggest challenge. Some highlights of the last year that boosted my blog include joining Twitter & Triberr, moving my blog to Word Press, getting enlisted in Nutrition blog Network, joining Pinterest and getting quite involved with social media. It seems that is the way to go if want your blog to grow!
Some Stats, Facts and Brags ( If you want to skip the brags, skip this paragraph
It seems I have 60 blog posts (not much ) and 770 comments in all.
My first post on meat tenderizers was inspired by a simple all natural meat tenderizer I concocted which I just wanted to share and therein started my blogging career I had the highest number of comments on tweaked version of the alkaline diet which got a modest 47 comments. My most popular post appears to have been “Confessions of a Chocoholic and Finding a Crave Cure, although I do suspect the title and gooey chocolate picture had something to do with it. My most popular recipe appears to have been ”Creamy Roasted Ricotta with Peas and Tomatoes“. Then of course, all blogs have those posts that go viral. Well mine was my ” Turn On Detox and rejuvenate “. The strange thing is that, this post went viral months after I published it due to pinterest.
In future, I plan to blog more frequently. In fact since I am participating in the A to Z blogging challenge, April will be full month of blogging. I may skip a couple of alphabets if I don’t get inspired but I ‘m going to try the whole alphabet. I am also joining Foodie Chats and D C ladies as a regular contributor to their blogs April on.
Huge thank you, all my loyal readers! The reason my blog exists is because of you. Please continue to give me suggestions and feedback. A huge thank you to my family who put up with me burning the midnight oil and blogging at odd hours of the night. Thanks to ALL my blog buddies who inspire me to write and whose blogs I love to stalk. I will be creating a blog roll of my favorite blogs and if you have some blog read time, you must check them out!! My blogroll will be up within a week.
Now my favorite recipe creation : My first blog post featured it, a simple meat tenderizer made of raw green papaya and some spices that I absolutely cannot do without. It turns tough meat into tender. Since this is a birthday and a special occasion, I created a new musical recipe card for it. Well, here it is: My digital musical recipe card for the best meat tenderizer in the world You have to click on the button to watch it in action.
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