I love papayas, I remember back in Liberia, we had papaya trees all around our rental house in a rural village called Grand Gedeh. We would wait for them to ripen and pick them fresh from the trees and ladies, you will never know the real taste of papayas until you eat them fresh! Try this papaya and banana smoothie for weight loss!
Papayas and bananas can be really delicious when combined into smoothies and some may think that bananas are fattening because they contain starch but it’s quite the opposite! You see, when you eat really ripe bananas, you are getting two things, fiber, and sugar, both make you poop and increase your energy levels, making you lose weight!
Papaya And Banana Smoothie For Weight Loss
So this is a very high protein, high energy smoothie which means, you will be drinking it as a meal replacement breakfast shake and most importantly, you will need to do some sort of exercise. That’s because protein helps you build muscle mass which makes your body burn fat faster.
Drinking this smoothie without working out is not recommended at all, it’s more of a tool to increase your energy levels so that you are more active during workout sessions. However, due to the high amount of fiber in this smoothie, you can expect to have a few bowel movements after drinking it.
Papaya Banana Smoothie Recipe
Ingredients for 1 serving:
- 2 cups of ripe papaya (fresh or frozen)
- 1 banana (very ripe & peeled)
- 1 cup of plain greek yogurt (zero fat)
- 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
- a pinch of cinnamon
Simply add all of the ingredients above into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. You can add half a cup of water if the smoothie is too thick. Once you have the right consistency, go ahead and drink your smoothie right away!
Papaya & Banana Smoothie Nutrition Facts
Each serving of this smoothie contains 404 calories, 2% total fat, 2% saturated fat, 1% cholesterol, 4% sodium, 30% total carbs, 30% dietary fiber, 24.8 grams of protein, 19% calcium, 6% iron, and 20% potassium.
Is Papaya And Banana Good For Weight Loss?
Absolutely! Papayas are really high in dietary fiber which has been shown to reduce constipation and aid in weight loss and digestive health. They are really low in calories and contain protein and iron, making them great for people trying to lose weight.
Bananas also contain a lot of fiber when they are really ripe plus a good dose of sorbitol too (fruit alcohol) both of which help make you poop, improve digestion, and aid in weight loss. In the weight loss world, eating fruits that are high in fiber will help you lose weight, it’s as simple as that!
So to answer your question, drinking a cup of papaya and banana smoothie in the morning as a meal replacement shake will help you lose weight. That said, you also need to lower your calorie intake during the day as well for this smoothie to do you any good.
So go ahead and try this papaya smoothie cause you won’t regret it. It is tasty and easy to swallow, unlike other smoothies. You a also get some important vitamins and minerals into your body just by drinking this smoothie. Don’t forget to save it for later cause you are that awesome! You can also find me on Pinterest.