Papayas are not only delicious and provide a hint of the tropics to your smoothies but they are also full of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Check out our list of favorite papaya smoothie recipes that are guaranteed to transport you back to the tropics.
Common Ingredients in Papaya Smoothie Recipes
Bananas, Oats, Almond Milk, Lime Juice, Strawberries, Mangoes, Pineapples, Soy Milk, Cashew Milk, Avocado, Guava Juice, Orange Juice, Carrot Juice, Mango Nectar
Protein Powder, Greek Yogurt
Honey, Ripe Bananas
Other Papaya Smoothie Add-ins
Turmeric, Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds, Cardamom, Ginger
How To Make a Papaya Smoothie
I am a big fan of papayas in my smoothies. One of my favorite smoothies consists of papaya, bananas, oats, honey, water, and ice. As a matter of fact, before I started experimenting with various smoothie ingredients this was my go-to breakfast smoothie.
How can you tell if a papaya is ripe: Ripe papayas are soft to the touch when ripe. Additionally, ripe papayas are usually yellow or orange in color when they are ripe.
How to cut papaya: Cut the papaya lengthwise (top to bottom) and scoop out the seeds. You can use a spoon to scoop out the papaya flesh. Alternatively, you can peel the skin if the papaya is not too soft.
Procedure for papaya smoothies: When making a papaya smoothie you can add your smoothie ingredients in the following order. First, add the liquid, then fruits and vegetables, and finally any add-ons you might have such as spices, seeds, or nut butter.
Best Papaya Smoothie Recipes
Papaya Power Green Smoothie
This papaya power smoothie will revitalize a sleepy body and will make sure you are ready to take on the day. You not only get your daily dose of fruits in the form of papaya and bananas but you get your daily dose of green vegetables with the addition of kale.
Turmeric Papaya Smoothie
it’s hard to go wrong with the combination of papayas and bananas. It provides a taste of the tropics and it’s hard not to imagine yourself having this drink on a white sand beach. The addition of turmeric to this delicious concoction provides extra antioxidants to your smoothie.
Mango Papaya Smoothie
The combination of mangoes and papayas is a match made in smoothie heaven. This smoothie recipe is a version of a popular Cuban shake.
Papaya and Banana Tropical Smoothie
This smoothie provides a rich creamy taste with the addition of evaporated milk, papaya, and bananas. You can always switch out the evaporated milk for nut milk such as almond milk. The addition of cinnamon and yogurt provides extra flavor.
Strawberry Papaya Smoothie
It’s hard to go wrong with the combination of strawberries and papayas. This bright fruity taste combination is guaranteed to brighten up your day. This smoothie is easy to prepare just blend the strawberries and papaya with some soy milk and ice and you have a delicious smoothie concoction.
Papaya Banana Smoothie
This smoothie provides a taste of the tropics right in your kitchen with the addition of papaya, banana, and pineapple. The addition of ginger and lime juice enhances the flavors of this smoothie and the almond milk provides additional sweetness.
Tropical Papaya Smoothie
This smoothie is sunshine in a glass and you will imagine yourself on a white sand beach. This tropical smoothie goodness has a delicious combination of papaya, mango, and pineapple. The addition of coconut milk and coconut shavings enhances the flavor of this smoothie.
Papaya Lime Cream Smoothie
This papaya lime cream smoothie is a decadent dessert in a glass. This smoothie is ideal for an easy breakfast or a quick snack on the go. The addition of greens and protein powder to this smoothie adds an extra nutritional punch.
Quick and Easy Papaya Smoothie
This is an ideal smoothie option for a busy day. I love drizzling lime juice on my papayas so I like smoothie recipes that add lime juice to their ingredient list. The addition of pineapples and honey adds extra sweetness and the almond milk gives this smoothie a nice creamy texture.
Tummy Cleansing Papaya Smoothie
This smoothie is refreshing, good for you, and ridiculously delicious. It’s hard to go wrong with the combination of papaya, banana, pineapple, and guava juice. The protein powder adds an additional nutritional boost.
Papaya Pineapple Carrot Smoothie
This delicious, bright, and fruity smoothie is as delicious as it looks. The combination of papaya, carrots, and pineapples is swoon-worthy. This smoothie is loaded with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins so this smoothie not only tastes good but it is good for you.
Papaya Avocado Smoothie
Avocados are not an ingredient you think about when you are making smoothies. However, they are a great way to use avocados if they become overripe, they make your smoothie creamy, and they add an extra nutritional punch to your smoothie.
In this smoothie, the combination of avocados with papaya, bananas, mango nectar, and orange juice makes for a delicious and nutritious combination.