Papaya Fruit Smoothie

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Feb 102014
 
papaya fruit smoothie

The Papaya fruit offers a mild tropical flavor that plays very well with a number of other popular smoothie ingredients like bananas and pineapples. Papaya fruit makes a particularly good smoothie because of its creamy texture when blended.

Nutritionally, papayas are a good source of A, E, and C vitamins as well as fiber, antioxidants, and potassium. Recently, some nutritional studies have indicated that a diet rich in papaya fruit may very well help in the prevention of heart diseases and stroke. So, there isn’t a lot not to like about papaya fruit, especially when you realize how low in calories the fruit is.

This smoothie mix uses a healthy mix of fruit and veggies to provide an exceptionally healthy meal. In your favorite blender mix:

  • 2 1/3 cups papaya, peeled and without seeds
  • 1 sliced pear, without core
  • 1 sliced orange, without peel
  • 2 cups leafy green such as baby spinach or Kale
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 cup cold filtered water

For even more nutritional value, include a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

Papaya Fruit Smoothie

Dec 302012
 
papaya mango smoothie

Mixed fruit and veggie smoothies are often not that sweet. Having said that, this papaya mango smoothie recipe has a sweet taste you will certainly love.

Optionally, you can also add 1 tbsp. Chia seed to increase the nutritional value including important omega-3 fatty acids. We recommend Chia over flax because Chia doesn’t have much taste of its own. This allows it to “disappear” into the recipe without changing the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

– 1 cup chopped carrots
– 1 cup frozen mango, sliced
– 1 cup frozen papaya, sliced
– 2 Tbsp honey
– Ice to taste

Put all ingredients into your favorite smoothie blender at the same time and mix until smooth.

Papaya Mango Smoothie