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Recipe: Chilled Papaya Soup with Cardamom & Honey

Posted: April 29, 2009, from the May 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

From Chef Pravesh Bhatnagar from Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort in Costa Rica

Makes 4 servings, 118 calories, 2 grams of fat

Ingredients:

15 ounces organic papaya

3 tablespoons wild honey

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

7 to 8 sprigs of mint leaves

1/2 teaspoon of green cardamom powder

4 fresh strawberries, chopped

1 fresh kiwi, chopped

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

3 cups fresh coconut water

Preparation:

Step 1. Peel, clean and cut papaya into cubes and place in a blender.

Step 2. Add honey, lemon juice, 4 to 5 mint sprigs, green cardamom powder, grated lemon peel, sea salt, coconut water and blend together until the mixture becomes a smooth puree.

Step 3. Refrigerate for almost 5 to 6 hours.

Step 4. Serve with fresh chopped strawberry and kiwi and garnish with fresh mint sprigs.