Papaya Banana Smoothie

Papaya Banana Smoothie

Growing up in Malaysia, papaya was as ubiquitous a fruit as the banana. It was not my favorite fruit back then. I guess absence does make the heart grow fonder. Now, every summer when papayas start appearing at the grocery stores, I would buy a small one for Ro-Ri San and myself. Usually, we would just cut and eat it as a dessert after dinner.

This time I decided to use a small portion of the fruit for this Papaya Banana Smoothie. I wasn’t sure quite what to expect as I have never used papaya in a smoothie. To my surprise, it turned out to be quite delicious! It is a great starter for the morning as its mellow taste is very soothing to the palate.

Papaya Banana Smoothie

To make this smoothie I used unsweetened almond milk, my favorite base for smoothies. A banana was added to make the smoothie thicker and richer. No sweetener was necessary as both fruits are naturally sweet. Add a little honey or agave nectar if you like it a little sweeter.

Papaya Banana Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Papaya Banana Smoothie


  • 1 cup (6 oz/ 170g) papaya chunks
  • 1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup (240ml) almond milk


Combine papaya, banana, and almond milk in a blender. Blend until smooth. Remove and serve immediately.

Do give this soothing Papaya Banana Smoothie a try. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Papaya Banana Smoothie

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)

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