F* starvation diets and $1,000 cleanses.
If kale no longer does the trick to cleanse you out, it might be time to add this superfood, super-fruit to your repertoire: PAPAYA. Yes, it’s magic. And yes, you can actually cleanse the body and get all of that stagnant, bloated, bulge moving again.
Papaya 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. And if none of this makes sense, follow my 100+ year old Hawaiian grandmother’s ritual: “eat papaya (and poi) daily for good poop.”
Sometimes we hate picking up 200+ page books (or lengthy blogs) that go on-and-on about nutritional benefits. Why? Because small, tiny print words do not motivate us to actually get in the kitchen and bring the food to our mouths.
We like to go back to the simple days:
try the food
see how it makes you feel
Just a fare warning: papaya may naturally cleanse the body, boost energy, and promote digestive health. It also tastes delicious all by itself, in smoothies, in salads, or even salad dressings.
EASY PAPAYA RECIPES
Inspired by the local abundance of papaya in the summer (at least in tropical islands) or in the “imported” tropical section of your local grocery store, we 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. (Choose organic when possible, since they are highly sprayed with pesticides.)
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:
Kale. All Day. Err Day.