Papaya Smoothie

Posted by in Fruit, Paleo, Recipes, Smoothies

I spent this past Thanksgiving break in Costa Rica, hiking through the rainforests, relaxing on the beach, and eating an abundance of tropical fruit .  Costa Rica honestly isn’t known for its haute cuisine, but it sure has delicious fruit.  I can’t tell you how many pineapples, watermelons, and papayas I ate over there.  Everything was so sweet and flavorful, unlike most of the fruit here.  Whenever we stopped somewhere to eat, I usually asked for a papaya batido (Spanish for milkshake).  I told them to exclude the milk and just add ice and water, no sugar.  It was seriously the most delicious thing ever.

ImageDuring my weekly run to Produce Junction this week, I found a beautiful Mexican papaya that I had to buy.  It was yellow and soft to the touch and basically begging for me to buy it at $1.50/piece.  I should’ve gotten another one!

Below you can find step by step instructions on how to make an easy and delicious papaya smoothie.

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Cut the papaya in half and scoop out the seeds

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Scoop the contents of the papaya into a bowl, including the juice!

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Blend the papaya with a handful of ice, water if needed, and a sweetener if you need it

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Pour into a glass

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Enjoy!