This delicious Strawberry Papaya Smoothie is dairy-free and loaded with vitamins and fiber. Enjoy!
Nothing better than a delicious, frozen smoothie to get refreshed in the hot summer days. Papaya is a juicy and sweet tropical fruit that always brings me amazing childhood memories from Brazil. My mom used to make papaya smoothies for my sister and I all year long. We lived in a very tropical city and for this reason, papaya and coconut were found easily everywhere you went. When I moved to Canada, I was glad to see all these fruits here as well. But I’ve got to be honest, sometimes the mangos, papayas, and pineapples are not as sweet and tasty as they are in South America since they are picked before they are ripe. It must be picked this way because they travel a long way to come here. Otherwise, they would arrive rotten. But I still enjoy tropical fruits here in Canada and I always try to add them into my meals.
About the recipe, I never add sugar in any of my smoothies and other recipes like my peanut butter waffles and peanut butter chocolate chips pancakes because some of the ingredients of these recipes already have a natural sweetness such as fruits and coconut milk. But, of course, if you prefer a sweeter smoothie, you can add 1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar.
I also added a little bit of cinnamon because I just think it goes really well with papayas. But it is totally up to you. In case you don’t have papaya or it is difficult to find in your city, try to use mango. I bet it will be delicious as well. Strawberries and papaya or strawberries and mango are always a great combination. The nicest thing about making smoothies is the flavorful and different amount of combos you can try. I hope you love this dairy-free, loaded with vitamins, and fiber Strawberry Papaya Smoothie today. Just try it and tell me how yours end up 😉
Strawberry Papaya Smoothie
- 3/4 cup papaya; peeled — seeded, and chopped
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup coconut milk
- ¼ tsp cinnamon — optional
In a blender, combine all the ingredients.
Cover and blend until smooth for about 30 seconds or so.
Taste to adjust flavor and serve immediately. Enjoy.
Nutrition InformationAmount per serving (1/2) — Calories: 134, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 26mg, Potassium: 454mg, Carbohydrates: 29g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 16g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 16%, Vitamin C: 145%, Calcium: 28%, Iron: 6%
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