SOOTHING SMOOTHIE – “THE OTHER PINK STUFF”
By: Samantha D.
When I begin to experience the discomforting sensations triggered by an upset stomach, I immediately gulp down “the pink stuff.” Now, most of you will rightfully assume that I am referring to “Pepto-Bismol”, but I am not. I am here to inform you of “the other pink stuff”, that I call Papaya. Those of you who suffer from indigestion, upset stomach, heartburn, or even difficulty regulating your IBS symptoms, will be relieved (literally). You can aid settling and soothing your stomach by treating yourself to a new kind of smoothie.
Soothing Smoothie – “the other pink stuff”
1 papaya (remove seeds and slice into cubes)
¾ cup papaya nectar
1/4 cup almond milk (or water)
1 tbsp of honey
mint leaves for extra flavor (optional)
Mix all of the ingredients in a blender and garnish with mint leaves!
There is nothing more unappealing than a girl chugging down Pepto-Bismol while cringing, and holding her stomach. Now “the other pink stuff”, on the other hand, looks like a lot of fun!
-Papayas is a good source of an enzyme called papain that helps to aid protein digestion
-Papaya juice is often used by sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome after a meal to promote better digestion and reduce bloating and flatulence
-A single serving of papaya provides a full day's supply of vitamin C. It's a good source of vitamin A and E, all of which are good anti-oxidants.
According to the article “The Health Benefits of Eating Papaya” by Kristie Leong M.D.: