This tropical Papaya & Pineapple smoothie goes lean and green with the addition of one of our favourite superfoods -- kale!
While many of us are familiar with the virtues of leafy greens, papaya should not be overlooked. This sweet, floral fruit is a good source of fibre, vitamins, minerals, and powerful antioxidants including lycopene. Papayas also contain an enzyme known as papain that helps to prevent constipation and promote gut health.
For 2 servings, blend together until smooth:
- 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup diced ripe papaya
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 handfuls fresh baby kale and/or spinach
- raw honey (nonvegan) or pure stevia to sweeten as desired
For a more substantial snack or 'real meal deal', add 2 Tbsp chia seeds and your choice of unflavoured protein powder as directed. Here we used one scoop Genuine Health fermented vegan protein and one scoop Vital Proteins collagen peptides.