Visit the tropics with this simple, smooth and creamy papaya smoothie recipe.
Papayas seem like the type of fruit you either love or hate. I happen to love them and they're very good for you too!
This fruit contains an enzyme - papain - that aids in digestion. And, they are great sources of antioxidants like vitamin C, carotenes, flavonoids and a good source of folate (or folic acid), fiber, magnesium and potassium. Among many other nutrients.
Many people just discard them after scooping them out, but the round black seeds are edible. But beware, they are rather bitter and somewhat peppery.
Native to Central America, the papaya grows on trees and is produced year round, with peaks during the summer and fall.
It is believed that the legendary explorer, Christopher Columbus, referred to the papaya as "the fruit of the angels."
Peter's Papaya Smoothie Recipe
In creating this smoothie recipe, I wanted to make sure that I could actually taste papaya - and I think I succeeded. That's why I tried to use only a few, easy-to-find ingredients.
The result is a cold, smooth and creamy tropical papaya smoothie.
Papaya Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup 100% Coconut Water
- 1 cup papaya fresh
- ½ cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
- ½ banana frozen
- ½ cup ice
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into glasses and add your favorite garnish.
*PointsPlus® for Peter's Papaya Smoothie calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Estimated nutritional information for Peter's papaya smoothie.
Favorite Papaya Smoothie Recipes
Tropical Papaya Batido (fruit shake) from SkinnyTaste
Dairy-free and contains only fruit (fresh squeezed orange juice, banana and papaya).
Papaya Mango Smoothie from Pinch of Yum
The highly addictive smoothie with papaya, mango, orange, coconut milk, milk and honey.
Papaya Ginger Smoothie (*5 Points Plus) from Daily Burn
This simple smoothie recipe is aimed at soothing your tummy aches with papaya, ginger and mint.
Raspberry Papaya Smoothie from Love and Olive Oil
This papaya berry smoothie is almost satisfying enough to be a meal.
Peach Papaya Smoothie from HealthyHappyLife
This looks a very refreshing and diet-friendly smoothie with lots of fruit.
Tropical Papaya Smoothie from Super Healthy Kids
Super simple smoothie recipe with only papaya, banana, milk and ice.
Papaya Ginger Smoothie from Simple Nourished Living
Fresh ginger and lemon juice spice up this simple creamy papaya smoothie.
Pineapple Papaya Smoothie from No Meat Athlete
Tropical paradise is well-represented in this smoothie thanks to banana, dates, papaya, pineapple, lime and coconut oil.
Papaya and Coconut Smoothie from Eat Good 4 Life
Lots of nutritional goodness here thanks to the coconut milk, honey, lime, Greek yogurt and flax seed.
Avocado Mango Papaya Smoothie (*1 Points Plus) from Avocado Central
Give this special smoothie an extra kick by serving it in a red-chile-rimmed glass.
Papaya and Kiwi Smoothie from Food Blogga
A delicious combination of sweet papaya and tart kiwi result in this refreshing summer smoothie recipe.
If you liked these recipes for papaya smoothies, you may want to try:
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