Ah, papaya is one of my favorite fruits. In fact, I am so glad that we have a papaya tree growing in our yard here in Oahu.

Not only will have a fabulous place to stay but you will also have a papaya tree in the yard that you can pick fruit from and enjoy while you take in the beach or just sit outside and soak up the sun.

So, while this fruit isn’t native to Hawaii, I want to share with you more about this papaya tree, and why papayas are so good for you.

Fruit from a papaya tree courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Attribution

Why is Papaya Good for You Anyhow?

Do you still have your gallbladder?

I know, it’s an odd question. However, you should know that the papaya contains some health benefits for your digestion, and that is just one of the reasons we have a papaya tree in our yard here at our Luana Iki Cottage.

This fruit is highly regarded for its fiber content although it certainly doesn’t taste like fiber, and it has strong cancer fighting properties to it as well. It’s amazing what you eat that you don’t take the time to learn about right?

This tree is great to have around because if I am working at the cottage and I need a snack, I just go out and grab a papaya! You can too, after all you are our guest!

The truth is, we love our landscaping, and with that being said, it’s fun to grow papaya! So, if you have gone out to dinner to experience what Hawaiian cuisine has to offer, then grab a papaya when you get back, and let it help you digest!

a ripe papaya courtesy of Creative Commons Attribution Share

Delicious Papaya Smoothie Recipe for You to Try!

Okay, so this week on our Facebook page, we put up a delicious papaya smoothie recipe for you guys to try. How many of you actually tried it?

Of course, if you haven’t liked our fan page then you have no idea what I am talking about! Okay, so before I go any further, you need to CLICK HERE to go to Facebook so you can like our fan page. Plus, not only would you get access to our tree, but you could win 3 nights free!

Here is that same delicious papaya recipe for you guys to enjoy!

-4 cups Papaya chopped
-2 cups of fresh pineapple juice
-1 cup reduced fat or skim milk
-1 cup sliced banana
-8 large ice cubes
-2 tablespoons of honey
-4 teaspoons of fresh lime juice

It’s refreshing! Enjoy!

Simple enough right? The best part is that it’s great all year round here in Hawaii, but if you visit here in the summer months, it’s quite refreshing!

sleep here in between papayas!

What Else Do You Get Access to in Addition to Papaya?

So, in addition to our papaya tree, you will get access to:

-Three Tables Beach
-A lovely two bedroom cottage that is quiet
-Oh, and of course the chance to win 3 nights free!

What more could you ask for?

If you want to visit Hawaii and taste the fruit of our papaya tree, CLICK HERE now to book that special time with us!

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