Ultimate Energy Weight Loss Breakfast

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I was recently introduced to this delicious meal. I don’t usually like papaya, but the lime and bananas make this an excellent treat. I eat it for breakfast, but this can replace any meal.

Papaya has properties that can help contribute to safe weight loss; low calories, fiber, and high water content.

As with anything, you don’t want to overdo papaya. Consuming 1 -2 papayas a week (1 meal per day) is a sufficient amount.  Not recommended during pregnancy.

Bananas are are best known for containing large amounts of potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6, fiber and are surprisingly great for weight loss. One theory suggests that certain enzymes in bananas speed up digestion and elimination, causing rapid weight loss.

Limes are particularly helpful for losing weight, as they are low in calories and rich in fiber and a number of other nutrients that can aid in promoting weight loss.

You can see nutritional content at the end of this post.

Ingredients:

¼ of a large papaya (or ½ a small one) cut in bite size cubes (skin removed)

1 large banana, sliced

Juice of 1 lime

Instructions:

  1. Cut the papaya in half, remove seeds with a spoon and cut lengthways and width (see photo). Do this for the whole thing and reserve the rest of the papaya for the upcoming days; store is a glass container with a tight fitting lid. This will last about 3 – 5days in the refrigerator.

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  1. Put your portion of the papaya in a bowl along with sliced banana and lime juice.
  2. Let sit a few minutes for the lime to marinate

Note:

You could also eat it right out of the papaya by adding the banana and lime as seen in the top photo.

You can make this ahead of time and take it as a food on the go. I would suggest to take the banana unpeeled and a small knife to chop when you’re ready to eat. Otherwise pour the lime juice on the papaya before you leave.

 

Papaya
1.00 each
304.00 grams
118.56 calories
Nutrient Amount DV
(%)
Nutrient
Density
World’s Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin C 187.87 mg 313.1 47.5 excellent
vitamin A 3325.76 IU 66.5 10.1 excellent
folate 115.52 mcg 28.9 4.4 very good
potassium 781.28 mg 22.3 3.4 very good
fiber 5.47 g 21.9 3.3 good
vitamin E 2.22 mg 11.1 1.7 good
vitamin K 7.90 mcg 9.9 1.5 good
Banana
1.00 each
118.00 grams
105.02 calories
Nutrient Amount DV
(%)
Nutrient
Density
World’s Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin B6 0.43 mg 21.5 3.7 very good
vitamin C 10.27 mg 17.1 2.9 good
manganese 0.32 mg 16.0 2.7 good
fiber 3.07 g 12.3 2.1 good
potassium 422.44 mg 12.1 2.1 good
Lemons and Limes, Juice
0.25 cup
61.00 grams
15.25 calories
Nutrient Amount DV
(%)
Nutrient
Density
World’s Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin C 28.06 mg 46.8 55.2 excellent

Source: http://www.whfoods.com

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