Yield: 1 glass
3 cups spinach leaves
2 cups cubed ripe papaya
1 cup cubed pear
2 tablespoons goji berries (dried or fresh)
10 fresh leaves of mint
1 cup filtered water
1. Pour water into blender. Add papaya first, followed by the pear, berries and then mint leaves. Add the spinach last. 2. Blend on high speed for about 30 seconds or until the smoothie turns into an even and creamy consistency.
3. Serve fresh.
Substitute papaya with an equal part of banana and you will still have a creamy smoothie. Pour smoothie into an airtight container and chill in the refrigerator overnight to make a refreshing morning smoothie meal replacement.
This smoothie recipe packs in an abundance of protein, folate, magnesium and potassium. It is also high in vitamins A, B1, B6, C and K. Aside from its high nutritional value, ripe papaya is also a good creamy fruit base to your smoothie.