Immunity-Boosting Papaya Smoothie


Papaya smoothie

Are you into papaya? I never really was just because of my lack of experience with it. The few times I tried it, I wasn’t crazy about the semi-mushy/mealy texture. Feeling experimental recently, I decided to pick one of these tropical fruits up when I saw them hanging out at Trader Joe’s. I then realized I have definitely been doing papaya the wrong way.

Throw this fruit into a blender with a few other healthy ingredients and you’re left with a creamy, filling, fresh fruit smoothie packed with immunity-boosting vitamin C and antioxidants. I also added maca powder to this drink for a hit of energy (definitely optional). This smoothie is such an awesome way to start your day. It also works well to make-ahead, freeze, and take for a packable lunch to work or school.

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Immunity-Boosting Papaya Smoothie
Author: Lauren Vacula,
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Serves: 1 smoothie
An immunity-boosting, antioxidant-packed refreshing fruit smoothie
  • 1/2 of one papaya- seeds and peel removed (scoop out flesh with spoon)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • a few drops liquid stevia to sweeten (optional)
  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Process until fully pureed.

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  1. I need to pick up a papaya!

  2. Rita Vacula says:

    looks delicious but I’m not very familiar with papaya. looks a little labor intensive but I’m sure the nutrition value would be worth it.

  3. […] been on a smoothie kick lately (see my papaya, kiwi, and blueberry muffin creations) and today’s recipe is no different. I typically like […]

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