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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Papaya Shake

I bought a ripe papaya today. I ordered it from the lady who always come to our house to sell vegetables. She told me it was from her papaya plant. I washed it and put it in the fridge to let it cool. After lunch, I took it out and made a papaya shake for our snacks. I shared it to the hubby and my two nephews and they love it!

Papaya is believed to have very good laxative properties and often used to remedy digestive problems. It is reported that the juice has an antiproliferative effect on in vitro liver cancer cells, probably due to its component of lycopene or immune system stimulation.


2 cups properly ripened papaya, skin and seed discarded.

3 tbsp brown sugar or honey

1 cup evaporated milk

1 tray ice cube

1 cup chilled water.


Just put everything into the blender: ice cube first, followed by water, papaya, sugar and milk then cover tightly and pulse it several times until the ice cube and ripe papaya flesh are broken down and have blended evenly with the other ingredients.

Pulse it a couple of times more until a smooth, rich and creamy consistency is attained. As always reminded in making smoothies, do not over mix.

This is best served during breakfast when aide in the digestive system is much needed. But of course, it also goes well in between meals or during break time with your preferred snack or merienda or as a quick quench to replenish lost energy during a tiring day.

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