Posted on July 15 2020
Vegan Peach and Papaya smoothie
Papaya: Haven’t you heard the ‘try papaya scrub’ for anything skin related? And with a reason. Papaya is exceptionally great for skin care. It aids in good and easy digestion and also protects the body against infections.
The presence of papain, an enzyme in papaya helps with the breakdown of proteins. Proteins are hard to digest by the body, and animal proteins can also be too toxic for the belly. Especially if you are on any kind of high protein diets, adding in a papaya smoothie to your diet every other day will ensure you digest your protein well.
One medium- sized peach provides approximately:
Protein: 1 gram
Fat: less than 1 gram
Carbs: 14 grams
Fibre: 2 grams
Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Potassium
Benefits of Peaches
1. Packed with anti-oxidants and nutrient - Peaches are high in fibre, vitamins, and
minerals. They also contain beneficial plant compounds like antioxidants, which can
help protect your body from aging and disease.
2. May aid digestion - Peaches contain fibre, which contributes to smooth digestion
and a lower risk of gut disorders.
3. Protects your skin - Peaches may have protective effects that help keep your skin
healthy. Compounds found in peaches may improve your skin’s ability to retain
moisture thus improving skin texture.
Peaches continue to ripen after they’re picked. So if your peaches are too firm, try
setting them on your countertop in a single layer for one to three days.
Ripe peaches last about one week at room temperature. If you don’t plan to eat
them within this timeframe, it’s best to store them in your refrigerator to avoid over-
Ripe peaches can also be frozen, but it’s best to first slice them and coat their flesh
with a bit of lemon juice to avoid browning.
Why high fibre smoothies are best for PCOS?
Fibre plays an important role in managing PCOS. Most women with PCOS think more
about cutting down on carbs versus increasing fibre. Fibre has numerous health benefits
in the body, including improving insulin resistance, lowering cholesterol and
blood sugar, keeping you feeling full longer and aiding weight management. Peach and
papaya are high on fibre and protein!
1 cup frozen papayas
2 ripe peaches
1 cup soy curds
1 tbsp chia seeds
- Blend all and enjoy!