Isn't she beautiful? This is some serious fruit porn, right here. I love tropical/exotic fruits and I buy them up whenever I can get my hands on them.
I'm still on that juicing/green smoothie/any smoothie bandwagon and am not getting off anytime soon. I've come to see that with some fruits, it is significantly cheaper to buy them fresh, cut them up and freeze them myself instead of buying pre-packaged frozen fruit. This is true, especially when trying to stick to organic fruits/veggies.
So I bought this papaya the other day, and I just thought I would share with you guys one of my favorite smoothie recipes. This one is not a green smoothie. By the way, it is AOK to drink healthy smoothies even without the green stuff sometimes. I eat a lot of veggies regularly with meals, and I still juice and drink them as well. So I feel like it's still beneficial to have straight fruit smoothies sometimes, as long as they're packed with protein and fiber!
Papaya+Peach+Plum Protein Smoothie:
1 cup of almond milk
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 cup of fresh or frozen papaya
1/2 cup of fresh or frozen peaches
1 small red plum
1/4 cup of rolled oats
one small squirt of Agave nectar
Ice (if you didn't use any frozen fruit)
Blend all of these items together and top with chia seeds for extra fiber and protein. Enjoy!