It has been awhile since we have had papaya as they aren’t too common here. While grocery shopping I decided to pick one up, not knowing yet what I would make with it if anything. The girls wanted a mango smoothie and the mango we had wasn’t ripe so I decided to whip up a papaya smoothie.
Papaya Coconut Chia Smoothie
Makes 1 serving
1 c coconut milk (used So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla Coconut Milk)
1 c papaya chunks (used 1/4 of a fresh papaya, 4.2 ounces of chunks)
2 TBSP chia gel (chia gel is made by mixing 2 TBSP chia seeds with 6 oz of water and letting sit to thicken, at least 10 minutes, use only 2 tablespoons of prepared gel)
1-2 finely shredded unsweetened coconut
1 scoop natural or tropical protein powder, optional (used Vega Protein Smoothie, Tropical this time)
1 c ice
In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend together coconut milk, papaya, chia gel, coconut, and protein powder if using until smooth. Add ice and blend smooth. Enjoy!
As a Vega Recipe Ambassador I receive Vega products, which I used as an option in this recipe. I use Vega not because it is given to me but because it has been my plant-based protein of choice since before I started blogging and some recipes are made with Vega products I purchase. I only write about foods I love, my blog is an extension of my hobby to make fun healthy food creations for me and my family.