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Papaya Kiwi Slush | Nutrition Stripped x Super Elixir
Eat Well Aug. 19. 2016
Beverages

Papaya Kiwi Slush

Aug. 19. 2016
Beverages
McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of NS and Creator of The Method

Today I’m teaming up with my friends at WelleCo to bring you a refreshing dessert that is seriously delicious and also packs some serious nutrition. The recipe is for a refreshing Papaya Kiwi Slush with hidden greens and over 45 natural superfood ingredients that boost the nutrient content to give you a treat that you don’t have to feel guilty about.

Greens, baby.

With life being so busy (and I’m grateful for every second of it), there’s been a lot of late nights, early mornings, traveling, celebrations, and hard work so my body has naturally been gravitating towards more greens – even for dessert! I’ve shared before my new favorite find this year, Super Elixir Alkalising Greens, a super simple way to squeeze in extra fruits and veggies through a powder. Today I’m using the Alkalising Greens to boost an “ordinary” Papaya Kiwi Slush with added nutrients from over 45 natural ingredients like wheatgrass, pineapple, green tea, turmeric, spinach, apple, goji berry, etc. I also added frozen peas to this smoothie, which are optional yet highly recommended! Frozen peas are a great way to sneak in fiber and a small amount of plant-based protein while keeping the smoothie really cold and creamy without adding more fruit like a frozen banana. If you don’t have frozen peas on hand, try frozen zucchini!

This slush also boasts the nutrition benefits of my favorite funky fruit, papaya. Papaya contains pretty amazing properties when it comes to helping aid in digestion. Papaya contains a digestive enzyme called papain, that acts very similarly to bromelain found in pineapple (1). A quick primer on bromelain, it’s not only a great antioxidant and enzyme, but has been touted to help with inflammation, muscle relaxation/contraction/pain, cancer prevention, antibiotic absorption, enhances excretion of fat, shortens labor, and inhibits blood clotting (2, 3).  Not only does papaya contain these health benefits, but also is high in vitamin C and A, folate, manganese, fiber, potassium, and copper. The combination of the fiber, water, and natural occurring digestive enzymes in papaya make it one of my top fruits for promoting optimal and healthy digestion.

You get quite the nutritional powerhouse when you combine papaya’s power with the added boost of Alkalising Greens that are formulated to be absorbed by your body at a cellular level in order to optimize the function of all 11 of your body’s systems for better digestion, hormonal balance, skin, hair, etc. Talk about a treat for your body!

BONUS for you: WelleCo is super generous to share a FREE Hydrator Bottle with any individual 300g Alkalising Greens purchase. Head to the bottom of this post for details!

Papaya Kiwi Slush
Recipe Type: dessert
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
A refreshing Papaya Kiwi Slush with hidden greens and over 45 natural ingredients like wheatgrass, pineapple, green tea, turmeric, spinach, apple, goji berry, etc. that boost the nutrient content.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup canned light coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh papaya
  • 2 kiwi, peeled
  • 1 scoop [url href=”http://www.welleco.com/collections/alkalising-greens” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”]Super Elixir Akalising Greens[/url]
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
Instructions
  1. In a high-speed blender, blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with optional garnishes and serve immediately.
Notes
Boost the protein or make it a meal by adding your favorite protein powder.

 

YES OR NO?

Hidden greens in dessert, whaddaya think? Let me know how you like this recipe in the comments or if you have questions. It also helps when you rate the recipe when you try it so I can improve them for you. Be sure to snap a picture when you make it at home share it on Instagram with #nutritionstripped so I can see!

xx McKel

T&Cs:
Enter NSGREENS at checkout to receive a complimentary Hydrator Bottle with any individual 300g Super Elixir Alkalising Greens purchase at welleco.com, welleco.com.au or welleco.co.uk until Sunday 21st August 2016, 11.59pm. Once code has been applied $0.01 will be taken off the total of your order. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases and cannot be redeemed for cash. Not applicable with The Ultimate Starter Set, Season Saver or recurring delivery.  Limit one promotional offer per customer, while stocks last. Terms of offer are subject to change. The bottle will not appear in your Shopping Cart but we will ensure it arrives with your order.
Ed. note: This post was sponsored by WelleCo. The compensation received in exchange for placement on Nutrition Stripped is used to purchase props, hire a photographer, write and edit the blog post, and support the larger team behind Nutrition Stripped.

p.s.

Get even more delicious, healthy recipes that you can’t find on the blog in the Nutrition Stripped Cookbook. Get your copy here!

Resources:

(1) http://ajpgi.physiology.org/content/253/6/G781.short

(2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12466693

(3) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12165279

The Recipe

Serves 2

Print

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup canned light coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh papaya
  • 2 kiwi, peeled
  • 1 scoop [url href=”http://www.welleco.com/collections/alkalising-greens” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”]Super Elixir Akalising Greens[/url]
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Directions:

  1. In a high-speed blender, blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with optional garnishes and serve immediately.

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