Papaya Smoothie

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.

Papaya Smoothie

  • Servings: 1 generously
  • Difficulty: Easy
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An original recipe

Ingredients
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)

Directions
1. In a blender, process all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
2. Sweeten to taste.
3. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

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10 thoughts on “Papaya Smoothie

  1. UrbanWife says:

    Let me know what you think if you give it a try. Some people (like my husband) can't even stand the smell of papaya! 🙂

  2. Ashley Faye says:

    This drink looks delicious! My bf is always trying to make all sorts of smoothies, I'll have to pass this along xx

  3. UrbanWife says:

    It definitely makes a difference if you've had a bad papaya. You may want to check at your local grocery store (or even a Hispanic one, if available) in the frozen section, as they sometimes carry frozen papaya. That's second best! 🙂

  4. UrbanWife says:

    Did you like it? Usually people either dislike papaya or love it. In smoothie form, it has a much milder flavor.

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