Hey, today we'll try a simple papaya smoothie recipe.
Do you remember how old you were when you first had papaya? I was about 15 when I had my first hit :-). I really loved the texture of this fruit and how juicy it was, especially when it is cold. Sadly though, papaya isn't grown in huge numbers like other fruits here in Jamaica so to my family and I it was a luxurious fruit to be savoured only a few times each year. Since then, papaya has become one of my favourite treats (yeah, I like to treat myself) and I have learnt so many interesting facts about it that I just had to share with all of you.
Well that's my top 10 but there are many more super, awesome, fun facts about papaya that you can read here.
Now on to our smoothie huh?
We won't need much for this recipe.
That's it, when you're done blending you should have a thick, rich, creamy smoothie, one of the fine delights in life. If you are not going to use frozen bananas then you can just add everything to the blender at the same time along with a few ice cubes and get blend away. Don't add too many ice cubes though, we wouldn't want to dilute the flavour, or as Jamaicans would say, "water it down".
If you have a sweet tooth you can add some watermelon to the mix and while you're at it, try this watermelon smoothie.
Note: papaya seeds can be eaten and are pretty spicy and peppery. I often use the seeds in a few meals instead of black pepper.
Have a blast with this papaya smoothie recipe before you head out in the mornings and you'll be glowing all day.