As a child I never liked papaya/papita/pappali pazham
, and can recall n number of scoldings I received from my father for trying to get away from this 'chore' of eating a piece of papaya. I never liked its smell and I hated the taste, but then like many other things this too changed and now I eat papaya almost every alternate day - thank God, wisdom prevailed!
Papaya is a store house of energy - it is low-calorie
(So if you are weight watching this is one fruit you can gorge on to satisfy your sweet craving), rich in Vitamin A and C
(I got specs early - now I know why Dad was so pushy about papaya!), and it has more carotene
than carrots too! (Source - Bawarchi.com
I better get on to this rich and satisfying drink which has replaced tea cravings for the new-born vegan in me:). Try this - I am sure you will not regret, and make sure your kids have a lot of these - it helps prevent night blindness, I read it up there!Ingredients:
(Serves 4 to 5 ppl)
1/2 a small papaya - peeled and chopped into big chunks
1 elaichi kela (Small variety) - sliced - Avoid this if you are dieting:)
I used about 1/4tsp of stevia
syrup (After preparing the concentrate as per directions on pack) in mine, and used slivered dates for the rest of the family.
About 1/4 cup of soy milk for me, and plain milk for the restMethod
Place ingredients in a blender and buzz till smooth. I like shakes and smoothies at room temperature. Serve it at room temp. or cool. Adjust sweetness - my own levels are low as I do not allow sweetness to overpower the taste of fruits! Add more milk or water as this one is thick in consistency. It is a great fuel to start you day on, and a complete breakfast if you have a large glass.
I found that in Australia it is called 'paw-paw' (So cute!)
G'Night, Shubhratri, Shabba Khair - Hangover from KBC:)
Since this one is apt for two events:
1. WYF - Juices and ice cream event
I am sending this over to Easycrafts. This event was started by Hima of snackorama
, and is now taken over by Easycrafts of Simple Indian Food
. The last date is 31.07.08
if you would like to participate.