6 Papaya Smoothies You Can’t Miss

· March 7, 2017
Papayas are one of the best fruits for your digestive system. Their many vitamins make them perfect for all kinds of diets, especially when they're accompanied by other nutrients. Check out these 6 delicious papaya smoothies to try!

Papaya is a fruit that’s rich in antioxidants, vitamins, digestive enzymes, and minerals. Naturally, all  of these are very good for your health. It is highly recommended to make papaya a frequent part of your diet.

Besides being delicious, this great fruit helps you fight conditions like constipation, digestive complications, as well as intestinal parasites and amoebas.

In addition, papayas also:

  • Protect your skin from free radicals
  • Protect your eyes
  • Improve blood flow
  • Improve iron absorption
  • Encourage collagen formation
  • Increase your body’s natural defenses
  • Help prevent cardiovascular disorders

It’s definitely worth eating more often! Plus, incorporating it into your diet is easy. You can eat it by itself, with yogurt, or in smoothies.

Today, we’d like to share a list of 6 delicious papaya smoothies that you will definitely love.

1. High-protein Papaya Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 Greek yogurt (125 g)
  • 3/4 cup of papaya (150 g)
  • A handful of almonds
  • 1 tablespoon of dried coconut (15 g)
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries (125 g)
  • Water (as necessary)

Preparation

To make this delicious smoothie, all you have to do is mix the ingredients in a blender and add water little by little until you get your desired consistency. Enjoy!

2. Papaya and Spinach Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup of papaya (300 g)
  • 1 cup of spinach (30 g)
  • 1 cup of almond milk (200 ml)
  • Water (about 1 cup/200 ml)
  • Turmeric (1 teaspoon/5 g)
  • Chia seeds (1 teaspoon/5 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (25 g)

Preparation

  • Before starting, we recommend chilling the ingredients before preparation. Or, if you prefer, you can add ice cubes when you’re ready to serve it.
  • First, add all the ingredients except for the chia seeds to a blender and blend until well mixed. You can add more or less water depending on the consistency you would like.
  • After serving, add the chia seeds on top of your papaya smoothie and enjoy.

3. Papaya Coconut Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk (125 ml)
  • 1/2 cup of papaya (100 g)
  • 1/2 cup of banana (150 g)
  • 1/4 cup of pineapple (38 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract (10 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)
  • Ice cubes (to taste)

Preparation

  • First, mix all ingredients in a blender for a few minutes until well mixed.
  • Remember, if you don’t want your smoothie to be a little like a slushy, you can leave out the ice cubes in the blender and add them once everything else is blended.

4. Papaya Mango Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of milk (250 ml)
  • The juice and zest of 1 orange
  • 3 cups of papaya (600 g)
  • 2 cups of mango (400 g)

Preparation

  • First, remember that when you grate the orange peel, stop when you get to the white part, or else you’ll make your smoothie bitter.
  • Then, mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • Serve with ice if you like, and enjoy!

5. Papaya Kiwi Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of milk (any kind you like) (250 g)
  • 1 cup of papaya (200 g)
  • 1 ripe kiwi
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • Ice to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds (10 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of walnuts or peanut butter (optional) (20 g)

Preparation

  • First, add all ingredients to a blender.
  • Then, process until creamy.
  • If you like, you can add the chopped walnuts and chia seeds after everything else is blended.

6. Papaya Oat Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of papaya (100 g)
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk (125 ml)
  • 1/2 cup of oats (100 g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (2 g)
  • Ice, to taste

Preparation

Blend all ingredients until you get a consistency you like, serve, and enjoy. It’s easy!

Some tips for making your papaya smoothies

  • Remember, you can always add a bit of sweetness to any of these papaya smoothies by adding a few spoonfuls of honey.
  • In addition, chia seeds help you feel satisfied for much longer, along with many other benefits.
  • Another creative option is to add a bit of chopped fruit on top of the smoothie that you’ve already blended up.
  • Plus, you can also add any nutritional supplement you doctor has recommended.

Remember, like everything in the kitchen, this is about experimenting until you find new combinations you like.

Overall, these papaya smoothies can go wonderfully with your meals. However, we don’t recommend using them as a breakfast replacement, since they don’t have all of the nutrients your body needs to start the day well.

In general, you can have them mid-morning or in the afternoon, when you’re feeling anxious, or as a dinner replacement.

It’s important to check with your nutritionist before making any drastic changes to your diet. In addition, remember that these papaya smoothies do not make up a full, balanced diet. They’re just a small, delicious part of one.