Smooth, creamy and delicious, this Organic Papaya Leaf Tea Latte is a prefect afternoon pick-me-up with amazing health benefits.
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Food enzymes, yeah we don't think about the much but there are necessary for optimum health.
There are three types, Metabolic, digestive and food.
Metabolic builds blood and tissue and aids cells in the production of energy.
Digestive as you may have guessed by the name helps to break down foods for easier absorption.
Finally there's food enzymes, which comes from you guessed it, our food, fresh foods to be exact. Cooking foods at high temperatures destroys enzymes. That's why it's important to include an abundance of whole fresh foods to our daily diet.
Both metabolic and digestive enzymes are produced within the body. Unfortunately as we age our bodies slow in the production of enzymes which is why it's so important for us to get additional enzymes from whole fresh foods.
Digestive enzymes can also be taken as supplements, which I highly recommend. I generally take a digestive enzyme with my first bite of food to prevent gas and bloating from the healthy complex carbs which are known to be the culprit.
The first time I went shopping for a digestive enzyme supplement I was so overwhelmed by the number of choices. I tried several until I found several that work well for me.
I suggest plant-based enzymes, it's closer to what our bodies produces naturally. Look for supplements that contain the following enzymes:
- Protease - helps digest protein
- Amylase - helps digest carbohydrates
- Lipase - helps digest fats
- Cellulase - helps break down insoluble fiber from cellulose
One supplement I've tried recently and really like is Herbal Papaya Green Papaya Supplement. I had heard about the benefits of Papaya products but hadn't given them a try, but I truly like this one. It aids in breaking down protein, fats and carbs.
Some of the other products I've tried is their Organic Papaya Seed Powder, which can be easily added to eggs, smoothies, salads, hot cereal, just about any food.
And finally their Organic Papaya Leaf Teas. In the afternoon I sometimes make myself a latte as a pick-me-up.
A natural energy drink with digestive enzymes. If you want to try some of Herbal Papaya products head on over to their site and use code“BBQPAPAYA” for 10% off your order until August 31st.
Papaya Leaf Tea Latte
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- your choice of 100% Organic Papaya Leaf Tea
- 1 cup boiling water
- ¾ cup plant-based milk(I like almond or macadamia)
- ½ teaspoon coconut oil (optional)
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar, maple syrup or honey
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pour hot water over tea bag and allow to steep.
- While tea is steeping combine milk and coconut oil in a small saucepan and bring to a low boil.
- Transfer steeped tea and milk to bowl of your blender and add the remaining ingredients.
- Blend the mixture until it's well combined and is creamy and frothy.
- Pour into a mug and serve.
If you make this Organic Papaya Leaf Tea Latte or a version of it, take a picture and share with me on Instagram, tag it #thewholeserving or leave a comment below. I’d love to see or hear about your version of an afternoon pick-me-up.
Tonya Conteh says
I love Papaya, but never had papaya leaf tea, Must try. Coming over for tea! 🙂
It's delicious and I like that it has health benefits.
this tea sounds delicious and I love the benefits!
Seasonal Blog Joy Group says
You just reminded me to try Chai. I know it's healthier but keep forgetting buy it. I love your little silver kettle! Thank you joining the #seasonalbloghopjoy
I love to have tea in the late afternoon or in the evenings and this Papaya Leaf tea is good for the digestive system, which is what I need as I get older. It's amazing what age does to us.
What a unique recipe! I love a good latte 🙂
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Karen Grosz says
This looks so comforting. Would love it if you link up at our Let's Get Real Party. Goes live at 5 EST every Thursday.
Thanks Karen for topping by and I'm glad you found something you like. I'll have to put your party on my list and join you this week.
It sounds abSoooooLutely amazing Celeste. I love papayas. They can pick-me-up anytime of the day 😀
I wasn't a big fan of papaya but I'm fast becoming a big fan.
Deborah Davis says
Brewing and drinking wonderful teas are a great, simple pleasure for me. I start my day that way. Thanks for sharing this healthy, delicious Organic Papaya Leaf Tea Latte at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm Pinning and sharing!
This recipe will be a perfect thing in the cold morning here. Love it!
Thanks, Diane, I've been drinking a lot of this stuff lately. It's getting a lot colder here in Texas, but no snow for us yet.
Thank you. I just heard this information about papaya leaves..
How can I make a less bitter papaya leaves tea if I don't have a blender to make a latte?