Did you know that certain fruits and vegetables can naturally detox and cleanse the body?
Take papaya for example. Its one of those amazing superfoods to add to your grocery list every now and then because it is highly recognized for its antioxidant properties, its fiber content, natural laxative abilities, and the enzymes that help with balancing stomach acid for healthy digestion.
However, like most of you, the health benefits of any food means nothing if it doesn’t taste good.
Not to worry. Papaya is not only something that will naturally detox the body, boost energy, and promote digestive health, it also tastes delicious all by itself, in smoothies, in salads, or even salad dressings.
Inspired by the local abundance of papaya here on my vacation in the Virgin Islands, I threw together a few recipes worth trying at home. Although it may not be grown locally in the mainland states, you should be able to find a ripe papaya from Hawaii or Mexico in your local grocery store or asian market.
If you have a fussy belly, if you’re interested in naturally cleansing the body, or if you are simply looking for some creative kitchen inspiration, check out the simple and refreshing recipes below: