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Papaya and coconut smoothie

I just got back from the oriental market and found this extra large papayas. I haven’t had papaya in a long time so I figured I buy a couple and use them for smoothies.

It turns out I also got tons of coconut milk so mixing the two was something that I really wanted to experiment with. I just love the coconut flavor so I knew this would be a great hit for me and my kids.

Smoothies are a great way to get the daily recommended value of fruits and veggies. If you have a tough time getting these into your diet this is the way to go. For this one you can also add fresh mangoes, pine apple and if you prefer instead of coconut milk you can do soy or almond milk.

The flax seed meal it is also optional in the smoothie but it does have great anti inflammatory properties as well as it decreases cholesterol so take advantage of it and add it in!!

Even though we do pretty good getting the necessary fruits and veggies I know I could do better so I am going to make an extra effort to have them everyday :-)

Enjoy!

Left picture is the one with all of the ingredients in the blender. Right picture right after blending :-)

This papaya and coconut smoothie is really yummy so I hope you guys try it.

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Papaya and coconut smoothie

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 5-6 servings

Ingredients:

1 14oz can coconut milk
1 large fresh papaya, chopped and with no seeds
2-3 tablespoons honey
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1 cup Greek yogurt
2 cups ice

 

Directions:

Blend all the ingredients in a blender for 30 seconds to 1 minute and serve.

 

Nutrition facts based on 5 servings. This smoothie is high in manganese and vitamin C.

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12 Responses to “Papaya and coconut smoothie”

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    Jenn Kendall — March 3, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    this smoothie sounds absolutely delicious! and the pictures are beautiful :)

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    Jennifer — March 3, 2012 @ 4:36 am

    I want one of these! I am living in Hawaii for 8 months and this seems like the perfect drink for here!

    Jenny @ savourthesensesblog.com

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    Texanerin — March 3, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

    I don’t like papaya or coconut but I love your pictures. And they’ve put me in the mood for a smoothie! So job well done. :)

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    Heidi — March 3, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

    Ooooh so pretty! I love the color! Plus papaya and coconut sound so good together :)

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    eatgood4life.blogspot.com — March 5, 2012 @ 12:25 am

    Jenn, Thanks for the positive remarks.

    Texanerin, you don’t like papaya or coconut? I couldn’t live without coconut, especially coconut milk which I use for Thai recipes and smoothies, one of my favs.

    Heidi, thanks!

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    michelle — March 5, 2012 @ 1:28 am

    Hi!

    These look amazing! What blender do you use? I’m looking for one to start making smoothies like these!

    Thanks

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    eatgood4life.blogspot.com — March 5, 2012 @ 2:38 am

    Michelle,

    this is the link for the one that I bought, which I did buy it on Amazon for about $100 1 year ago

    http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-5-Speed-Blenders-Polycarbonate-Jars/dp/B001G8CFP8/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1330915025&sr=8-8

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — March 5, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    What a beautiful combination of flavors, and a lovely color! Lovely recipe. I would love to try this for breakfast some time! Thank you for sharing!

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    Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic — March 7, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    This sounds amazing! Do you mind if I feature you in my new series 100 recipes from 100 blogs? You can read more about it here: http://www.theforeigndomestic.com/2012/01/from-your-kitchen-to-mine-100-recipes.html

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    eatgood4life.blogspot.com — March 7, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    Kristen,

    Not at all. Thanks for considering me :-)

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    city — March 8, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    nice idea..thanks for sharing....

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