Papaya Strawberry Smoothie Recipes

Papaya Strawberry Smoothie

Papaya Strawberry Smoothie Recipes

Papayas are one of my favorite fruits. They are delicious, with a unique flavor, and they are super good for your digestion.

Whenever I find a papaya on sale at a good price, I buy one. I like buying whole papayas, but sometimes I will buy a half papaya if looks good and the price is right. I sometimes eat them with cereal, and sometimes have them in my smoothie. I will usually use about a quarter of a papaya in one smoothie. But even just a couple of spoons of papaya in my smoothie can be nice, too.

Papayas

Papayas, also known as pawpaw, are an interesting fruit. There are two main kinds that are culticated. One is a yellow-orange color on the inside, and the other is a reddish-pink color.

They are native to Mexico and Central America, and have been cultivated there for many centuries. They grow on tall plants that look like trees, with leaves that are about 2 feet wide. Papaya plants come in 3 sexes: male, female, and hermaphrodite. The hermaphrodite plants are the ones used on papaya farms, since they can self-pollinate.

Papayas are the third most popular tropical fruit, after pineapples and mangos. Although papayas are native to Mexico, the two main papaya-growing countries are actually India and Brazil.

In Southeast Asia, papaya is used in curries, and on salads. The seeds can also be eaten, and are sometimes used as a substitute for pepper. Scientific studies have shown that papaya seeds possibly have an contraceptive effect on men.

Papaya Strawberry Smoothies

Here are a few Papaya Strawberry smoothie recipes for you to try. I usually use almond milk as a base, but you can also use homemade coconut milk if you want to give it a more tropical feeling. Coconut milk is easy to make, and cheap too, and it is healthier than using coconut milk from a can.

Easy Papaya Strawberry Smoothie

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • half cup strawberries
  • 1 cup papaya

Pear and Papaya Smoothie

  • 1 cup almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 banana
  • half cup strawberries
  • 1 pear
  • 1.5 cups papaya
  • 1 cup spinach

Pineapple Papaya Smoothie

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 cup papaya
  • half cup strawberries

Mango Papaya Smoothie

  • 1 cup almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup papaya
  • half a mango
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)

All of the above recipes make fairly thick and juicy smoothies. If you want your smoothie a little thinner, then add an extra half cup of non-dairy milk or water (or ice).

Papayas have a nice flavor that is neither too milk or too strong. So, you can use quite a bit of it in a smoothie. Some people do not like the flavor in a smoothie, but most do. Just make sure the papaya is fully ripe when you use it. Unripe green papaya is sometimes used in Asia, but I prefer it ripe and soft. If you want the flavor to come out more in the smoothie, use less pineapple and less strawberries in your recipe.

Happy smoothie making!

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