Papaya is high in vitamin C and a good source of fiber. It’s cool, soothing fruit blends up smooth, ideals for mixed drinks and smoothies.
Papaya is great for people with digestive issues since it contain an active ingredient called “papain” that can break down proteins and food particles that aren’t properly digested.
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 1 cup cubed papaya
- 1 tablespoon lime zest
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 5 limes juiced)
- 1/4 cup fresh mint, sliced, plus two whole sprigs for garnish
- In a blender or food processor, blend sugar and water together. Blend in remaining ingredients and serve in two tall ice tea glasses with a sprig of mint.
Nutritional Stats Per Serving (3/4 cup with sugar): 86 calories, 0g protein, 22g carbohydrates, 0g fat (0 g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 6 mg sodium.
Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 2