In the heat of summer, a smoothie is calling out for its cool and refreshing characters. It’s fun to play around with all sorts of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts… all kinds of things to add to your smoothies. This time, let’s try something new that works wonder on your breast (^.^), skin, weight loss, and whole-body system. Introducing the powerful papaya tomato smoothie.
You may have not known this, but papaya has so many benefits on your body so that consuming a few periodically does wonder for your body in achieving that perfect shape.
Natural breast enhancer
If you’re not blessed with one or if they’re sagging and losing their firmness after birth, breastfeeding, etc…papaya is a natural consideration. Did you know that most, if not all of the breast enhancers, either topical cream, pill, etc. are using papaya as their main ingredient. Papaya, especially the raw green ones, contain phytoestrogens similar to the female’s estrogen necessarily for breast enlargement. Couple up with daily breast massaging and regular breast/chest exercise routines, yours should be improved visibly within a month or two.
Weight loss contribution
Papaya has a high content of water and is full of fiber. Consuming papaya any time of the days would help speed up your weight loss progress tremendously.
Breast milk production increasing
In the East tradition, we would stew raw/green papaya with a protein right before and after birth. This is an effort for an easier contraction during delivery and an increase in mother breast milk production. It works perfectly with papaya salad, smoothies, and juice too.
Cardiovascular health and overall systems
Papaya both green and ripe, contains vitamin A, C, E, and other nutrients to help with your immunization system while supplying anti-oxidant of cholesterol to prevent heart disease and cancers. Folic acid within papaya help with the conversion of homocysteine to avoid damaging blood vessel walls and reduce the risks of stroke or heart attack.
Eliminate bloating and digestive problems
Papaya contains loads of papain and other proteolytic enzymes that work wonder on your digestive system. Papain breaks down the meat and other protein effectively, so much that it’s often used in commercial meat tenderizer. Consuming papaya after a meal, especially the green to medium green-ripe one tends to help speed up protein digestion from meats, gluten, casein, etc.
Now if your digesting problem is large and needs stronger doses, try the papaya seeds in small quantities. They taste like pepper or wasabi but contains a lot more than the raw fruit itself.
If you need milder treatment, ripen papaya, even without all the enzymes sap, still contains loads of fiber, neta-carotene, vitamin C, folate acid… to help with digestion and cancer prevention.
Birth control, menstrual cycle and contraceptive naturally
Papain in green papaya and (a lot more in) papaya seeds suppress progesterone in women and reduce fertility in men. Many Asia countries’ men & women use a teaspoon of papaya seeds a day (or 1/2 tsp for seed powder) continuously for a prolonged period (3 months and after that) to work as pregnancy prevention. Daily The effect would last 6 months after stop taking. Ripe papaya doesn’t contain as much enzyme for this to work. Thus, no papaya during pregnancy or if you’re waiting for one.
Prevent and treat worms, bacteria and intestinal parasites
Another effect of papain in green papaya and papaya seeds is to get rid of parasites and infection within your body. Similar to its ability to speed up protein digestion, papain breaks down intestinal worms, parasites, and their eggs. It also normalizes your intestinal tract to prevent future worm and parasites’ hosted. Carpaine found in papaya seed when consuming in small quantities is super effective in killing parasites, amoebas, and other viral infections.
Papaya – green, ripe, and seeds have many other benefits such ad support the immune system, prevent certain infections, and recurrent illnesses. It also protects against macular degeneration and improves eyes sight. Its enzymes help with treating allergies, trauma, and producing anti-inflammatory effects. Direct application to health sports injuries as well. Skin damaging and anti-aging are also other benefits.
So you know that papaya is good, perfect in some cases to treat health problems. But as with any fruit, over-consuming is not encouraging as you might overwork your gastrointestinal system by too much laxation. Also, if you are pregnant, expecting, or waiting for one then try to avoid papaya overall.
Recipe for Papaya tomato smoothie
- 2 cups Papaya cubes
- 1 to mato or a handful of grape tomatoes
- 1 tsp papaya seeds optional
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 cup organic milk coconut water, almond milk or hemp milk
- 1 Tbsp honey or a few dashes of Stevia
- 1 cup crushed ice
- Peel off the skin of papaya, cut into halves to scoop out seeds (and save it).
- Cut papaya into strips and then cubes. Add about 2 cups worth of cube into blender.
- (optional) Add 1 tsp of papaya seeds into blender as well.
- Parboil, peel and remove seeds from tomato (if using large one). Cut the flesh and throw into blender.
- Add milk
- Pulse and blend until fully mixed and thick.
- (optional) You could cook papaya mixture before hand for ease on the stomach. Just pour the puree papaya into a small sauce pan and bring to boil then simmer for 10 minutes, add more milk if need. Let it cool to room temperature before adding back into blender.
- Juice 1 tbsp lime, spoon in honey and top with crushed ice.
- Pulse a few more times.
- Serve cold immediately