Tropical Papaya Smoothie (topped with granola & coconut)

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Tropical Papaya Smoothie (topped with granola & coconut)
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  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
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    In Life, much like Smoothies, you get out what you put in.

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    The best part of living in today’s modern society is that you have so much variety in terms of consumerism. I mean I can literally buy anything from anywhere. Living in a cold country like Canada, I can still access all the fruits and vegetables that are harvested in tropical countries. Thanks to liberalization!! So here I am again, cooking something or the other to make my loved ones happy and healthy.

    Besides yummy taste, this smoothie is a perfect and healthy combination of few ingredients. Super easy and quick to make, you can serve this dish as a dessert, breakfast, or mid-meal snacks.

    We all know how clumsy kids are at drinking water. At least mine is…..!! And so the constipation issues are so common for growing toddlers. Giving them fruits and vegetables in the form of smoothies is the best thing you can to do fill in their nutritional gaps ,and also help curb the constipation problem.

    The best fruit known to help with stomach issues is none other than Papaya. And thank god it is a tropical fruit. Since my daughter is a huge fan of Disney’s Moana animation film, I named this smoothie Tropical Sunshine Smoothie in front of her. So this was enough to make her finish it all. Find your kids inspiration and what food you can associate with their favourite cartoon character. And be surprised how mealtime battles turn into fun and bonding time.

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    In a blending jar, blend together chopped ripe papaya along with red grapes and plant-based milk. (I used coconut milk for more tropical flavour)

    Optional: If you like smoother texture, then pass the mixture through a sieve to get finer consistency in your smoothie.

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    Rub the rim of the glasses with a little honey and then dip them in a container full of chia seeds. Alternatively you can also use flax seeds. This will not only give fancy look to you smoothie but also give extra nutritional boost to it.

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    Now pour the smoothie in glasses to be served. Top it up with some granola, nuts and coconut flakes.
    (I used homemade granola that free of refined sugar. I also used slivered almonds, cashews, and brazil nuts to add more fiber. You can also use any choice of nut butter as a topping. )

    Serve immediately while still cold and fresh. ENJOY!!

    soulfulp

    I love cooking healthy food that not only nourishes the mind and body, but soul too. Give the gift of both, health and taste to yourself and your loved ones.

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    Ingredients

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    1/2 Medium-sized Ripe Papaya
    3/4 cup Red Grapes
    2 cups Choice of plant-based milk
    As per need Granola
    As per need Choice of Nuts
    As per need Coconut Flakes
    As per need Chia/Flax Seeds

    Nutritional information

    160
    Calories
    21 g
    Carbohydrates
    4.2 g
    Fat
    7.6 g
    Protein
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