Saturday, March 14, 2009

Papaya Smoothie

Come summer we look forward to feast on chilled nutritious and delicious juices and smoothies (are ice-cream healthy? ;)) My fellow foodie blogger friends have already flagged off the smoothie indulgence season. So I too put my blender to work as well. The March issue of Prevention had some super cool smoothie recipes. I asked S to take his pick and he chose the Papaya Smoothie. Great! I made a few minor changes to the recipe. I replaced pineapple with banana as S is allergic to pineapple. Papaya smoothie minus the pineapple tasted awesome and was reeeeeeeeeea…..lly filling.

Here's the Smoothie Recipe:
  • 1 cup papaya chunks
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks ( I didn’t use it)
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup banana, sliced (replacement for pineapple)
  • ½ cup crushed ice
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence (opt)
  • 1 tsp flax seeds powder
  • Honey, as per taste
  • 1 tsp dates syrup for garnish (opt)


Put papaya, banana, yogurt, crushed ice, flax seed powder, honey, vanilla essence in a blender. Blend until smooth. Garnish with dates syrup and serve chilled immediately.

Enjoy your Weekend! TC


Mangala Bhat said...

wow ! lovely presentation recipe to me i should try this soon ..Thanks for the recipe Thanks for the comments @ my blog dear

Anonymous said...

hello there Suparna..Am new here on your blog...hey,your place is admirable..Papaya smoothie is so inviting that i feel like grabbing one from the screen..lovely suparna..keep on going

Sathya Sankar said...

A wonderful summer drink, looks very delicious n creamy !

Ashwini said...

My MIL used to make juice out of papaya..not had smoothie..looks yumm and very nice presentation..


Yummy drink and the picture looks nice:)

Bhawna said...

Nice and different recipe. Cool Presentation Like ur blog

Ankita said...

Great click and refreshing smoothie.

Suparna said...

Bhavna, Ankita,Rekha, Ashwini, Sathya, Ann Thanks for the visit n comment :)

Mangala- do try it. You'll enjoy every sip of the smoothie :)

Superchef said...

that looks soo delicious, Suparna!! loved the addition of teh date syrup on top..such a nice way to make people who hate papaya to eat it :)

Suparna said...

Hi Manju,
Rightly said :)I don't like papaya but this is one simple way of consuming papaya without having to eat it ;)

Akal's Saappadu said...

yummm, papayas and pineapples and bananas, sounds spring and summer!!! looks delicious! it's been years since i ate papayas!

Namrata Kini said...

Papaya milkshake happens to be my favorite...would love to have a sip of your yummy smoothie.

Smitha said...

Love papaya, but never tried a papaya milk shake. Nice healthy recipe.

Suparna said...

Akal, smitha, Namratha thanks lovely ladies for ur visit and comments :)