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This Mango Papaya Smoothie is a getaway in a glass! I blend a lot of frozen fruits including mango, papaya and banana, give it a whirl with some coconut milk and voila – a refreshing drink you can probably order poolside somewhere tropical.
Ingredients for the papaya smoothie
- Papaya: Also known as papaws, papayas are high in fiber, contain antioxidants and rich in vitamin A.
- Mango: Mangoes are a low calorie fruit, and like papayas are high in fiber and vitamin A. Learn how to cut a mango.
- Banana: A banana helps to create a creamy texture as well as being a great source of potassium.
- Canned coconut milk: Coconut milk works so well with the tropical flavors in this smoothie. I prefer to use canned coconut milk which is thicker, but you can use regular coconut milk.
- Water or more milk: This is used to thin the smoothie.
How to make the papaya smoothie
You can whip up this mango papaya smoothie in just a minute. There’s no prep required as long as you have the fruits chopped and ready to blend. Throw it all in a blender and blend until the it’s smooth and thick.
Tips to make Mango Papaya Smoothie
- Freeze your banana before adding it to the blender. This helps to create a really creamy texture and eliminates the need to add ice which can dilute the drink.
- Use a ripe or over ripe banana. Smoothies are a great way to use up over ripe bananas! They are sweeter than just ripe and they also contain more antioxidants.
- Make sure your mango and papayas are ripe. When you squeeze them, they should give a little. Like the bananas, they will be a lot sweeter and more flavorful.
- Don’t add ice to the smoothie. For me ice usually waters down the flavor of a smoothie, so instead i just make sure at least one of the fruits is frozen, and that not only makes it a cool treat but also creates a creamier texture.
Frequently asked questions
Smoothies are best consumed as soon as you have made them. As soon as the fruits are blended and are oxidized they start to lose their nutrients. If you can’t drink it straight away, store it covered in the fridge and consume within 24 hours.
In a high speed blender, I like to blend the ingredients together for up to two minutes, to really make sure everything is broken down and smooth. If you have a less powerful blender, you may need to blend it a little longer.
This recipe makes two smoothies, and comes in at around 250 calories, so it’s a great breakfast if you are running short on time. I often like to have this as a mid-afternoon pick me up. If you like, you can add some protein powder to this drink to give you energy for the day.
For more healthy smoothies:
- Glowing Green Smoothie
- Strawberry Vanilla Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Superfood Smoothie
- Pina Colada Smoothie
- Pineapple Smoothie
- Layered Smoothie
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Mango Papaya Smoothie
- 3 cups chopped papaya
- 1 mango chopped
- 1 banana
- ½ cup canned light coconut milk
- 1 cup water
- Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend for 60-120 seconds until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
- Taste the smoothie, adding more milk if it is too thick or adding more sweetener if it’s not sweet enough for you. Pour into a cup or mason jar. Enjoy immediately, or store in fridge for up to 24 hours.