A creamy & healthy breakfast papaya avocado smoothie. Easy to make with only six ingredients that you can find year round: papaya, avocado, banana, mango nectar, orange juice and honey.
Papaya Avocado Smoothie Video
Sometimes on their own, papayas can be a bit bitter. However, they go so well with other fruit (such as avocado and banana) and are great in smoothies.
This papaya smoothie is a healthy breakfast meal or a great post-workout drink.
How to buy papaya:
If you are looking to eat your papaya right away or within the next couple of days, choose one that is mostly yellow with a little green.
Papayas are fully ripe when they are all yellow. To the touch, they should be firm and heavy and a little soft, but not too soft.
When is papaya in season?
You can find papayas all year round — which is why this is a great recipe even for the winter time.
However, their peak season is in early summer.
Is avocado good in smoothies?
Yes! They add a lot of creaminess without making the smoothie taste like avocado.
Smoothies are a great way to use up leftover avocado you have already cut open before it turns brown.
Papaya: Cut it open and remove the seeds, then cut it up into blendable-sized chunks. Most are fairly large so you will have leftovers to use for something else, such as this papaya rum punch.
Avocado: You will only need about ¼ of an avocado per smoothie, so if you are making a batch of four, one will work well. Or, make a single papaya avocado smoothie and an avocado toast breakfast!
Banana: This adds extra creaminess and thickness.
Orange Juice: Adds sweetness and flavor.
Mango Nectar: Use a quality mango nectar. Mango + papaya go very well together.
Honey: This adds just a tad of sweetness.