I've decided to take advantage of this heat wave we're having on the west coast and play "vacation" while I'm not at work :) This means more bikinis, more water, and more tropical fruits! So on my last trip to Trader Joe's, I made sure to grab a variety: pineapple, mango, kiwi, papaya... And I'm in love!
I have been a strawberry fanatic my entire life, but I think I have found a new "favorite fruit" after the breakfast I had this morning...
I came up with this list of reasons to love papaya as I devoured mine (covered in lime juice) while soaking in the sun:
- They are delicious!! Have you had one?! If yes, you know what I mean and if not, GO GET ONE!
- They couldn't' be easier to eat -- Rinse the papaya, cut in half, scoop the seeds out with a spoon, (squeeze some lime all over) and then scoop the fruit straight out of the skin and eat.
- They are the perfect for post-workout (good thing I went to the gym this morning lol). They contain an enzyme, papain, that helps break down tough protein fibers and aids in digestion. Papain is also a powerful antioxidant and plays a significant role in breaking down toxins.
- They remind me of Hawaii and really, not much can beat that!
Let me know what your favorite fruits are and how your papaya experiences go :)