Protein-Packed Papaya Smoothie

Perfect smoothie for those searching for gluten-free, toxin-free recipes. 

 Image: myhealthylivingcoach.com

Image: myhealthylivingcoach.com

Protein Packed Papaya Smoothie

¼ large, ripe papaya

1 ripe banana

¼ cup cooked brown rice

½ cup rice milk

1 teaspoon Revive Me

¼ teaspoon Busy Bee

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 scoop of raw honey (optional)

 

Makes: 1 serving

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Directions: Cut a large, ripe papaya into four equal chunks. Remove the seeds. Set three chunks aside, and slice the papaya into small bits to place inside a blender (make sure skin is off of your papaya). Dump banana, brown rice, rice milk, Revive Me, and Busy Bee into your blender. Blend until consistency is smooth! Top with cinnamon (and/or raw honey, if desired).

Did you know that many of the protein powders you consume, such as Whey Protein, are actually just a by-product of the dairy industry?

Dairy companies were throwing away tons of whey protein, and then decided to minimize their waste by selling it to you in powdered form.

What’s wrong with that? This whey protein doesn’t have live cultures, and is maximally processed.

That means, you aren’t getting the benefits of this protein, it’s messing with your hormones (because of the dairy origin), and you are actually placing toxic waste into your body!

Don’t get off the protein powder boat though—you can still blend naturally occurring protein sources into your smoothies and “protein” shakes.

The best type of protein to consume is protein that is 100% bio-available to your body. Meaning, it’s not processed, and your body doesn’t have to work extra-hard to break down the protein and use it to power your cells.

Greens like spirulina, chlorella, and wheatgrass are amazing (and natural) sources for protein, and so is bee pollen (believe it or not!).

So, for anyone looking for a healthy snack, or a power packed breakfast—this recipe can now be your go-to food of choice.

Still interested in learning more about protein bio-availability? Read our article about the bio-availability of Busy Bee protein here.


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