HELPINGS Smoothies and drinks

Papaya Smoothie

Papaya is one of the best natural laxatives out there and it tastes great (which is not always the case with things that boost your bowel movement...). If you're brave enough, you might want to save the seeds and chew them first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. They are amazing detoxifiers, though don't tell me I didn't warn you about the taste. It's not for the faint hearted...

Preparation time: 5 minutes | 2 helpings


½ large fresh papaya (300g)
100 ml plant-based milk
1 lemon
½ frozen banana


  1. Scoop out the seeds of the papaya. Cut off the skin and place the meat in a blender
  2. Add plant-based milk, the juice of one lemon and half a frozen banana
  3. Blend for 10-20 seconds and serve immediately

Stephanie is the founder of Helpings and the creator of all content on the platform. Watch her TEDx talk, 'Holy Shit', about digestion on YouTube, organized at King's Collage London in 2016. Stephanie is currently building her second business, a chocolate brand called kAAKAO, and she shares her experience by means of inspiring other entrepreneurs to excel in business and in life.

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