Oh My-A-Papaya!

My oh my! When I opened this papaya up today I got quite a little surprise.

Don’t panic, it’s organic!

I love finding fruit with its own little quirks letting me know that it’s all good in the hood. We’ve been so used to buying ‘perfect’ fruits and veggies for so long, we’ve forgotten that it’s okay for them to be unique and different, in fact we should celebrate it, just like us!



This little guy is sprouted and there’s extra nutrients inside.

There’s are many types of papayas in all shapes and sizes and this one is a small Mexican papaya. Papayas are a great source of nutrients, and great for digestion.

When using papaya in a smoothie, it’s good to leave some of the seeds in there. Why? Because they contain incredible digestive enzymes. Papayas contain the enzyme papain (funnily punnily enough) which supports a healthy digestive track. Papaya seeds are known to have an antibacterial effect on the digestive system. These two naturally work together harmoniously to get your belly in balance.

How cool that Mother Nature supplies complete nutritional balance in different parts of a plant.

Never know what you’ll learn when you connect with your food! ;)


Here’s a tropical smoothie bowl recipe to get your digestive juices flowing and cleanse out the weekend.



  • 1 cup cut papaya

  • 2 Tbsp of papaya seeds

  • 1/2 fresh mango, cut

  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup coconut milk

  • 6-8 frozen strawberries

  • 1/2 frozen banana

  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup frozen or fresh pineapple

  • small handful of ice (if necessary)

  • Connect Foods Himalayan Salt Pumpkin Seeds & toasted coconut for toppings


Blend fresh ingredients first with 1/4 cup coconut milk to create a thinner base, then add frozen ingredients. This will make it easier to attain a thicker, ‘nice cream’ texture. If mixture is too thick, add little splashes of coco milk until it’s easier to blend.

Serve with toppings!



Pink Himalayan Salt is renowned for its mineral content, and the naturally perfect balance of these minerals it provides. Because of this, it can help your body better assimilate nutrients and hydration, naturally occurring in all these delicious fruits.

Oh the beauty of nature!

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Have a Super Sunday foodies! 


- Ashley


*Connect Foods Organic Products can be found at your nearest Woolworths