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Today, I was inspired by one of the girls on Team Taralynn, Gabby. She has been using a lot of papaya in her recipes. She eats it: raw, makes soup and adds it into smoothies. Papaya is a super fruit. It contains a lot of healthy benefits. I have used it for drying out in my food dehydrator, but that’s about it. When I saw the fresh papaya at the grocery store, I grabbed it without hesitating.

The papaya I bought was exceedingly ripe. It reminded me of an orange avocado. It had the same texture.

For the smoothie I only used 1/2 of a large papaya. I froze the rest to eat later. I’m not sure how long ripe papaya last, and the freezer rescues all, right?

Apparently my dog likes papaya just as much as Gabby. A small slice fell on the floor and he followed me around for twenty minutes straight. Grumples and Gabby would get along!

Smoothie Ingredients:

-1/2 Large Papaya

-1/4 Cup Ice Cold Water

-1 Packet Stevia or Truvia

-1 Tbsp Chia Seeds

-2 Tbsp Non-Fat Organic Greek Yogurt

-1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

I decided to make some “me” time after the gym. I have read all the 50 Shades of Grey books.I decided to start over. Yes, I have an addictive personality. Sue me:)

The smoothie had a perfect texture, nice and smooth. I guess that is why we call it a “smoothie”. It reminded me of an Orange Julius but with papaya. The cinnamon was a nice touch to the fruit.