This is a great smoothy if you are having digestive problems. The pineapple (particularly the core) contains an enzyme called Bromelain which helps to digest protein. It is also anti inflammatory. Paw Paw contains an enzyme called Papain, which also aids in digestion and is also anti inflammatory. Ginger and lemon also aid digestion. Be careful not to drink too much of this smoothy, as being fruit it is high in sugar.
This smoothy can be drunk any time, but best to drink it before eating to “prime” the digestive system.
1 slice of paw paw
1 slice of pineapple (including the core)
¼ knob of ginger
Blitz in a blender and enjoy!
By Andrea Southern, Naturopath, Nutritionist, Herbalist at Stafford and The Gap in Brisbane. For an appointment phone 0412 791 705