Large green papayas from Mexico are perfect now and Costco has lots of them at a reasonable price. Choose an almost ripe papaya (green with just a hint of yellow coloring on the skin and firm, but not real hard, to the touch.) Let it sit on your counter for a day or two and it will begin turning yellow on the skin. Then it's ready to slice. I slice it right down the middle. Remove the seeds, then lay it on it's side and slice it in rounds. Now use a sharp knife and circle it around the skin on each slice, to remove the skin. Then I slice in slices again. Serve chilled with several lime wedges.
And you all know how much I advocate eating breakfast.....it's the perfect breakfast fruit. Sometime I cut it up in little pieces and blend into my morning "health cocktail." Just add it to your morning smoothie like you would any other fruit. And don't forget to add some ground flax seeds, too. Way healthy!
As a Healthy Personal Chef, I am passionate about creating and serving the finest quality foods to clients, the community, friends and loved ones. I find enormous pleasure in the planning, execution and service of delicious and nutritious meals to those around me. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle -- balancing work, play, fitness, spirit, and most importantly what we put into our bodies. I am grateful to live in health, abundance, and to enjoy rich relationships, spirituality, passion, vitality, creativity and FUN – and want to share this way with others. It is my intention to empower US all to eat right and pay loving attention to our bodies, mind and spirit. The energy on this frequency enriches all areas of OUR lives constantly creating joy, abundance and happiness for US and OUR wondrous Universe.”
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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.George Carlin