My parents’ next door neighbors have grown a papaya tree in their yard, and the uncle loves gardening and takes special care of the tree. Papaya trees are great to grow as they are known for their bountiful yields. As the fruit becomes ripe every year, uncle sends some to us because he knows how much my father loves papayas.
My father loves them so much that even when he spots unripe papayas in the market, he would still bring them home and wrap them in newspaper to ripen and sweeten them. Papaya is a low calorie fruit and is known to help control stress and help in losing weight.
As it so happens, I was at a friend’s place yesterday and found her contemplating what to do with a leftover piece of papaya, as it was unripe and not very sweet. I quickly scanned her fridge and found a few peaches; that was it! I then made for her a chilled glass of tropical nectar, by blending the papaya chunks with peaches.
It tasted so great, and I felt so accomplished, that this summers I am going to help everyone drink juices and smoothies by playing around with summer fruits.