Good Morning everybody! My first words today (these are indeed my first words this morning, which I do not even say out loud but write, since it’s only 6:30 am and I just got up), I want to dedicate to my favorite fruit, the papaya. Not only is it incredibly delicious, sweet and soft, no, that’s not the only reason I like it so much. But also because it is so adaptable. Why adaptable?
Eaten alone, it unfolds its unmistakable taste, which has a slightly bitter undertone, but mixed with other fruits, it contributes its wonderfully sweet and creamy taste, similar to the banana, but without being stuffing and packed with carbs. The papaya is also referred to as tree melon, as it grows on up to 10 meters high trees. Most people probably know it in a size slightly larger than an avocado.
The perfect papaya for me, however, is the giant papaya, which is fully grown between three and six kilograms in weight. Last week, my favorite fruit shop had some ripe giant papayas. The only downside is that if you buy an entire one, they are often not cheap. But the papaya’s taste alone is worth the price.
If you’re worried about shelf life and ask yourself, what should I do with so much fruit? Just for a smoothie? The rest will get bad or moldy in less than no time! Do not worry, you can easily freeze a papaya cut in small chunks and, sure, you’ve already thought about what I’m going to suggest now – make Nicecream. Because, why should Nicecream always consist of bananas? So the price is worth it, because you can use the papaya up for a long time. Unless you can not control yourself, like me, who is cutting off a huge slice for dessert every day. But that’s a nother story. Now to the recipe:Print
1 handful of frozen raspberries
1 handful of fresh papaya
1 small fresh beetroot
100-200 ml of water
- Carefully remove the peel of the orange and beetroot with a very sharp knife and place into a high-performance blender along with all other ingredients.
- Add water. I needed about 150 ml. But if you like it a bit thicker, 100 is enough. Mix everything for about 2 minutes at the highest level.