Mmm papayas. Pick an unripe one and they're as bland as cardboard, pick a big, fat, juicy ripe one and then you can understand what all the fuss is about!
And although papayas make a delicious breakfast or snack, they can also make a truly delicious dessert (if the food combining police don't catch you first!). Here follows one of my most simple but delightful recipes that is just about as "no brainer" as you can get!
Food Processor or Homogenising Juicer
1 large ripe papaya or 2 small
Frozen fruit of your choice (Banana, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, mango etc.)
- Take your frozen fruit and process in your food processor or juicer with homogenising capabilities (I personally use my Champion) until a thick creamy ice- cream is created.
- Cut your papaya/s in half and spoon out all of the seeds. Place the halves on a plate with the seedless hole face up.
- Spoon your ice-cream into the hole (you may wish to combine two flavours here if you're feeling flash!) and top with anything you fancy - see below for some starter ideas.
Raw Coach Top Tips:
- Great toppings for your ice-cream boats include: Grated coconut, cubed fresh fruits of your choice, mesquite powder, cacao nibs, a dusting of raw chocolate powder, banana slices, a sprinkling of vanilla pod seeds, fruit puree made from processing fresh fruit in the same way you processed your ice- cream, frozen cherries... oooh, just too many to mention!
- How do you tell a ripe papaya? Give it a gentle squeeze and it should give a little, but not give way completely (over ripe). Also look for a nice rounded out shape, this is a good sign too.
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