How to Make Digestive Enzyme Detox Smoothie

digestive detox smoothie

This is one of my favourite detox smoothies that has many health benefits. This detox smoothie consists of pineapple and papaya which contain digestive enzymes that help to ease the burden of the complicated process of digestion.

Papaya and pineapple enzymes digest proteins, and because of their protein dissolving properties, it is no wonder that pineapple and papaya juices work wonderfully as meat tenderizers.

Nowadays people consume in their diet a large amount of meat and plant protein, and we don’t have enough enzymes needed to digest them properly. Although our body produces many enzymes needed for digestion, we also depend on our food to provide the rest. These enzymes can be found in large quantity in raw foods, but because we consume over processed foods, we lack the quantity necessary to enable healthy digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Here comes the detox smoothie with papaya and pineapple: papaya enzymes are called papain and are extracted from the leaves and fruit of the papaya plant. Pineapple enzymes are called bromelain, and exists in all parts of the fresh plant and fruit. Both enzymes are reputed to provide a wide variety of health benefits. Bromelain and papain are traditionally used for their anti-inflammatory properties and are consumed orally and topically on minor skin irritations or burns. The papain also acts as a diuretic, and has anti-microbial and anti-ulcerative properties. As such, papaya enzymes are believed to help relieve a variety of gastrointestinal complaints, as well as stomach ulcers and pancreatic enzyme deficiency. Pineapple enzymes are also used to treat digestive problems, as well as frequent heartburn.

Now lets get to the detox smoothie recipe:

2 slices pineapple
1/2 papaya, cubed
2 tablespoons low-fat plain bio yogurt
1/2 lemon (optional)
1 sprig mint

Put all the ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth. Enjoy this detox smoothie after any meal to help your digestive system to do it’s important role.

You can find more recipes and helpful information about how to detox safely in my e-book The Detox Guide, where you will find how to cleanse and energize your body, increase stamina and improve your body’s digestive process:

The Detox Guide



13 Responses to How to Make Digestive Enzyme Detox Smoothie

  1. Erica says:

    What do you reccommend replacing the yogurt with for those of us who know we have a dairy intolerance?

  2. michele says:

    coconut water is good too more of a juice than a smoothie ……

  3. Amina Ahmad says:

    The smoothie should be consumed after every meal or once or twice a day?

  4. Marci says:

    Use full fat yogurt, it’s healthier.

    • Jenny says:

      There are health benefits to including any type of plain yogurt in your diet. Both low-fat and full-fat varieties are rich sources of calcium and protein, and both varieties also contain probiotics.It all depends in your considerations – if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain weight, low-fat yogurt is a better choice. If your objective is to gain weight healthfully or add fat to your diet, try the full-fat variety instead.

      • Vanessa says:

        “low fat” usually means processed and messed with. Staying chemical and preservative free is a sure way to clean your digestive tract as well as lose weight. Foods that are the least processed are best. Full fat organic yogurt certainly is not going to add any pounds to your body.

  5. Sasha says:

    Anything that says “low fat” on packaging STAY AWAY from it. People think they can eat the food they love, without having to worry about the consequences if they chose the low-fat label. This is quite opposite of the reality of low-fat labels.
    Fat provides flavor in food. If you are buying a food that previously tasted good because of its fat content (like yogurt, for example), the fat has to be replaced with something else in order to be flavourful. This can mean added sugar, which also means added calories. Low fat items often contain more calories than their full-fat counterparts. I won’t even begin to start talking about the health risks of preservatives and artificial additives…..

    • Jenny says:

      When people consume any product, they should look at the label to check what it contains. This is true not only for fat content, but sugar content as well.

  6. Colleen says:

    It’s important to use organic papaya (usually sourced from S. American countries) as GMO papayas are approved in the US and Canada. Unless it’s organic there is an extremely high chance it’s GMO but there is no way to tell for sure. Where I am in Canada, organic papayas are pretty hard to find, and are usually very sorry looking :( I am trying to source a non GMO papaya based digestive enzyme to use instead.

  7. Weny says:

    Drinking this after every meal is a very expensive exercise here in Australia papayas are about $6-7 each,and can pick up a pineapple for about $4 usually. Lemons are about $1 each at the moment. I make my own yoghurt so that saves a bit Cant get organic papaya unless we grow it our selves and don’t have room for a tree here
    Just may try it once or twice a week but not every day 3 times a day lol

  8. Kelly says:

    If cost and availability are issues, could someone simply
    Take a daily Pepsin and Betaine supplement?
    My integrative doc recommends them to help
    With absorption.

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