I am on the final leg of my assignment prep or I should probably say I am on my last leg, as the study load is really taking it out of me. With next to no time to cook I am practically living of smoothies and recently have been sampling a wide range of high street lunches. I have to say, there is a lot of room for improvement in the ‘take away lunch jungle’ out there. Not to mention the amount of waste and packaging, it’s crazy! It also really quite literally eats into ones budget. I prefer packed lunch jars on many levels.
In need of some goodness in the midst of all this I am constantly trying out new smoothie combinations. My latest favourite is a papaya, turmeric and honey smoothie. Its silky and creamy texture with soft and subtle flavours is rather delicious and makes a super good start into the day. Add some oats for breakfast or just by itself as a mid morning snack.
Originally from Central America, papayas are in season during the summer months but they can be found in stores throughout the year. They are super rich in enzymes and vitamin C and are a good source of folic acid, vitamin E & A, potassium and dietary fiber. Turmeric adds and extra portion of antioxidants making this smoothie a great combination to keep our skins radiant- all in preparation for that summer glow we are finally about to get, so it seems at least.
Here is what you need for Irma’s Papaya Turmeric & Honey Smoothie- 375ml
1-2 cups of fresh papaya ( you can freeze any excess & use it in your next smoothie)
1 cup of organic nut or rice milk
1/2 cup of filtered water
1/2 of avocado
1/4 of banana ( you can freeze the rest for the next smoothie)
1-2 ice cubes
1 tsp of papaya seeds (optional)
1/2 tsp of turmeric
1 tsp of raw honey
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth before filling in glasses or bottles, ready to go -Enjoy !!