A few weeks ago, my mom gave me some fresh papaya from her trees. Luckily, we didn’t have much of a winter here so the papaya trees were bountiful.
With a plentiful crop, one can only eat so much papaya before they start going bad. Trust me, it is not easy keeping up with the squirrels, who apparently love papaya like it’s going out of style.
We love animals (yes, even the pesky squirrels) but enough was enough and I came home with several papayas. With the warm weather we’ve been having, I clearly cannot get enough of icy beverages and nonsense.
What better way to enjoy (beside eating plain frozen chunks of papaya) this powerful fruit than in a smoothie! I love getting my vitamins in and sweet tooth satisfied all at once. It’s a win-win.
An original recipe
1.5 C fresh or frozen papaya, cut into chunks
1 C almond milk
2 T honey
1 T ground flaxseed (optional)
Ice (optional for a thicker smoothie)
1. In a blender, process all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
2. Sweeten to taste.
3. Serve immediately.