Image & Recipe via marthastewart

Image & Recipe via marthastewart

Try this healthy and delicious papaya ginger smoothing recipe to give you a good pick me up during the day. 

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups papaya chunks
1 cup ice cubes
2/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon honey
Juice of 2 lemons
16 fresh mint leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish

Directions:

  1. Refrigerate papaya until very cold, at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Blend papaya, ice, yogurt, ginger, honey, and lemon juice in a blender.
  3. Add up to 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture is smooth and thinned to desired consistency.
  4. Blend in mint leaves. Garnish with mint sprigs (optional)

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