Refreshing Papaya Strawberry Smoothie

Today I will show you how to make this delicious papaya strawberry smoothie from scratch. It is super easy, very quick, and extremely versatile. I’ve included a list of variations you can try for this recipe.

papaya smoothie with strawberry

If you enjoy this smoothie, then don’t forget to check out some of my other healthy recipes. The Banana Oatmeal Smoothie as well as the Mango Pineapple Smoothie, are amongst the readers’ favorites!

What Do You Need To Make This Papaya Strawberry Smoothie?

To whip up this delightful Papaya Strawberry Smoothie, you’ll need just a few ingredients:

  • Fresh, ripe strawberries and papaya for peak flavor and nutrients (frozen can substitute if needed).
  • vanilla extract for an extra flavor kick.
  • Almond milk, offers a vegan and dairy-free choice (any milk or plant-based milk works).

How to do the smoothie:

  1. Prepare Your Fruits: Peel and deseed the papaya, cutting it into bite-sized chunks. Wash strawberries, remove their tops, and slice. Place 1 1/2 cups each of papaya and strawberries into the blender.
  2. Blend: Add almond milk and a dash of vanilla extract to the fruits in the blender. Blend at low speed until smooth, then add ice cubes and pulse for a few seconds.
  3. Serve: Pour the smoothie into a chilled glass and enjoy immediately. Optional: garnish with fresh mint leaves for an extra fresh touch.”
steps for papaya smoothie with strawberry

Variations For This Fresh Papaya Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Unleash the full potential of your Papaya Strawberry Smoothie with these simple yet impactful variations.

  • Fruits for Flavor: Add bananas for sweetness, pineapple or mango for tropical vibes, cantaloupe for a melon twist, oranges or orange juice for zest, blueberries for a nutrient boost, or peaches for a soft, sweet note.
  • Creamy Textures: Incorporate yogurt (including vegan options) for a luxuriously smooth texture.
  • Milk Alternatives: Almond milk can be swapped for coconut or oat milk, offering a delightful change in taste and creaminess.
  • Flavor Enhancers: Fresh mint leaves can brighten the smoothie, while a drizzle of honey complements the fruits’ natural sweetness.
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Tips And Tricks For Making My Delicious Nutrient-Dense Papaya Strawberry Smoothie

  • Any leftover fruit can be stored for later use. If you are planning on making another smoothie within a day or two, you can store it inside the fridge in an airtight container. But, if you want to keep the fresh-cut fruit for longer, it is best to leave them inside the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • If you don’t have a blender, you can also make this papaya strawberry smoothie in a food processor.
  • To adjust the consistency or texture of the smoothie, you can strain it through a fine-mesh sieve. Do this before adding the ice and mint. Once the smoothie has been strained, you can add the pulp back into the liquid to adjust the consistency to your liking.

More Refreshing Smoothies

Papaya Strawberry Smoothie

Papaya Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Keesha
This papaya strawberry smoothie is a delicious and nutrient-packed refreshing drink that is perfect to have for breakfast. Try it out and don't forget to have a look at some of the variations you can apply too!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 2
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 ½ cups papaya
  • 1 ½ cups strawberries
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract, optional
  • 1 cup ice
  • Fresh mint leaves, washed, for garnish

Instructions
 

Prepare the ingredients

  • Peel the entire papaya using a vegetable peeler or a sharp small paring knife.
  • Once peeled, slice it open and remove all the seeds inside. The seeds are not edible.
  • Cut the papaya into bite-sized chunks. Pour 1 1/2 cups into the blender.
  • Next, wash the strawberries well. Then, remove their green tops and stems.
  • Slice the strawberries and place 1 1/2 cups inside the blender.

Make the smoothie

  • Once your fruit has been cut and added to the blender, you can add the remaining ingredients.
  • Add the almond milk and vanilla extract to the blender.
  • Pulse the ingredients at a low speed for about 2 minutes.
  • Once you have a uniform smoothie mixture, add the ice cubes and allow them to pulse again for a few seconds.
  • Finally, serve your smoothie immediately in a chilled glass. You can garnish it with some fresh mint leaves if you'd like to.

Notes

If you prefer sweet smoothies, you can add a tablespoon of sugar to it. If it is too thick for your taste you can add more almond milk to dilute it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 glassCalories: 100kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 172mgPotassium: 358mgFiber: 4gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 1010IUVitamin C: 127mgCalcium: 188mgIron: 1mg
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