Papaya fruit is interesting because the flesh can be eaten with or without skin and seeds and the seeds themselves are spicy to the point they can be ground and used as a pepper substitute. This fruit smoothie recipe makes good use of the Papaya and yields a very clean and refreshing taste.
Its also easy to turn this fruit smoothie recipe into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding 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 taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
Fire up your favorite blender and mix:
- 2 cups chopped peeled seeded papayas
- 1 cup chilled pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sliced banana
- 4 ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1 Tbsp. Chia seed