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Papaya Mint Ginger Smoothie Recipe

Remedy Digestion Woes With This Papaya Ginger Mint Smoothie

If you're feeling bloated, sluggish, or otherwise low energy, it's time to whip up this digestion-relieving smoothie. Almost every ingredient in this recipe is good for your gut: papaya helps you debloat and relieves constipation, Greek yogurt offers healthy probiotics for your system, and ginger and mint help calm any stomach upsets. It even has a splash of lemon juice to help flush out toxins. Keep this recipe on hand for any overindulgent days.

Papaya Ginger Mint Smoothie


Adapted from Martha Stewart

Papaya Mint Ginger Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 1 papaya (Solo or Mexican), peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
  2. 1/2 cup ice cubes
  3. 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  4. 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  5. 1/2 tablespoon honey
  6. Juice of 1/2 lemon
  7. Water, to taste
  8. 4 fresh mint leaves, plus 1-2 sprigs for garnish

Directions

  1. Refrigerate papaya until very cold, at least one hour or overnight.
  2. Blend papaya, ice, yogurt, ginger, honey, and lemon juice in a blender. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, until mixture is smooth and thinned to desired consistency. Blend in mint leaves.
  3. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve.

Makes one 16-ounce serving.

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