1/2 Ruby Rise Red Papaya cut into cubes (skin removed) and frozen first
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup activated buckwheat (or sub for cashews)
2 cm length fresh ginger, skin removed
2/3 cup coconut milk
2/3 cup water
Add everything to a high-speed blender. Blitz and very smooth. Enjoy immediately, topped with whatever you fancy!
Recipe by Jade Woodd @Panaceas Pantry
It's a pretty big claim to say that a fruit could change your life. But Ruby Rise Red Papaya comes pretty close " it's a superfruit that's jam-packed with a wealth of incredible health benefits that the whole family can reap. So why is it that 9 out of 10 Aussie households don't eat papaya? Here to change that, and change some lives in the process, is a new and delicious brand of red papaya.
Introducing the 100% Australian-grown and owned Ruby Rise Red Papaya. Lush, delicious and bursting with natural nutritional goodness, it's the perfect healthy way to bring a taste of the tropics to your table all year round. The MacKay family are the pioneers behind this fantastic new brand. They have been growing tropical fruit since 1945 and today MacKay's is Australia's largest and most significant banana producer. They've been growing red papaya for over 10 years and are thrilled to share Ruby Rise Red Papaya with Australian families.
Ruby Rise is grown in the perfect tropical conditions of Far North Queensland, nurtured by rich soils, tropical sunshine and a lot of tender loving care.
Over four generations, the MacKay's have become experts in using environmentally conscious farming techniques, unlocking the full flavour and natural health benefits of their produce.
"Papaya is a healthy and nutritious fruit that will play a major role in our diets in the future, and we see a great opportunity to help educate Australian families around healthy food choices. We are looking forward to sharing our specially selected Ruby Rise Red Papaya, so everyone can Taste the Supergoodness," says Barrie MacKay (Managing Director of MacKay's Farming Group).
Not only does Ruby Rise taste delicious, but it also comes full to the brim with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals " essential nutrients for the whole family. However, red papaya still isn't a regular on people's shopping lists. Aussie families are missing out on tasting the supergoodness of red papaya simply because they don't know it exists, what it tastes like or how to use it. And one of the biggest barriers is confusion with pawpaw, which has a different flavour altogether.
Food blogger Jo Ross from Healthy Eating Jo says "Along with super high levels of vitamin C, red papaya is filled with vitamins A and B, as well as essential minerals like potassium and magnesium. In fact, red papayas have one of the highest amounts of nutrients of any fruit."
Jade Woodd, food & health blogger, naturopath and nutritionist says "We love using Ruby Rise Red Papaya as an alternative to bananas in our smoothies. It's such a nutrient-dense food, and is a great digestive aid."
Whether it's blended into a breakfast smoothie, chopped into a fruit salad or zinged up with a slice of lime, Ruby Rise Red Papaya is an incredibly versatile fruit and the perfect way to bring healthy, delicious supergoodness to the family table. Red papaya's tropical background and great flavour mean it's widely used in many international cuisines around the world. But Ruby Rise Red Papaya is also a fantastic everyday breakfast fruit that's perfect for Aussie families.
Ruby Rise Red Papaya is available at Coles Supermarkets from February 2019.
Get a hit of all that natural nutritional goodness first thing in the morning – it's a life-changing way to start the day.
Pick The Perfect Red Papaya
Your best indicator of ripeness and sweetness is the skin colour. It will vary from green to golden yellow and will continue to ripen once picked.
Check the fruit is free from soft spots or bruises.
- The flesh inside should be a vibrant orange/red when it's perfectly ripe.
TIP: The yellower the skin, the sweeter the taste!
How To Store Your Red Papaya
Red papayas ripen best outside the fridge.
If the skin is mostly green with a slight yellow, keep it at room temperature and give it 4-5 days to fully ripen.
If the skin is mostly yellow with a slight green, eat it now if you like a firmer consistency, or keep at room temperature and allow to ripen for 2 days if you prefer it sweeter.
When the skin is completely golden yellow, it's perfect to be enjoyed right now! Or you can store it for up to 4 days in the fridge.
TIP: If you want it to ripen faster, pop it in a paper bag with a banana!
For inspiring recipes and information about delicious Ruby Rise Red Papaya visit rubyrise.com.au, @rubyrisepapaya & Facebook.