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 :-)


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.


Papaya and coconut smoothie

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 5-6 servings


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



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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  1. Good, good! I like them


  2. These look so good! I’m definitely going to give these a try! These would be great for throwing in my kids lunch for summer camp!

    I also have a food/nutrition blog. Would love for you to check it out and let me know what you think.
    Five a day the fun way –

  3. These look fabulous!!

    Have a great summer away!

  4. Wow, Miryam, I’m glad I clicked over to your blog and saw this recipe! I love the trio of oats, almonds, and coconut, and I’ve been wondering what to make with the whole wheat pastry flour that I recently bought for the first time. This looks like a perfect recipe to try it out on. Also, I’ve never made a cookie with olive oil in it but I’m very curious to see what it tastes like. If I give this a whirl I’ll let you know the results! :)

  5. These look fantastic! I will definitely be trying this recipe. Awesome job with the photography too. I have a hard time with oatmeal cookies (among other things…). Thanks for the recipe!

  6. wow, these look amazing! Thanks for sharing =D

  7. These were amazing!! Will definitely be making them on a regular basis! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Unknown, thanks so much for the feedback. I am glad they turned out as expected and that you guys liked them.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!!

  9. This cookies are great! Just done the recipe! Thanks, from México :)

  10. I like them; however, they are sweeter than I expected. I guess I will have to eat them all myself, instead of sharing them with my 2 year old. :)

  11. Erica, thanks for letting me know. I haven’t made these in for ever. I have noted your comment and decreased the sugar content from 3/4 cups to 1/2 cups. I think they will a lot better now :-)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!!

  12. Miryam,I made these cookies last night. They came out so yum. I made them little bit thicker and will make the flat ones like the ones you have in the picture next time. Love your site!

  13. Literally my favorite cookie recipe! I came back to it because I’m making them for a cookie exchange. I know it will be a hit! Thanks!

  14. What’s the nutritional info for these please

  15. Love these! Thanks for the recipe :)
    First time I made these the other month I subbed raw sugar & brown sugar for the sugar and added a pinch of ginger and nutmeg,sultanas and chia seeds to the dough- absolutely fantastic! Making these again this afternoon, also how did you get yours so crunchy? Mine were soft but I’m not complaining, they tasted really good !

    • Sorry for the delay respond. It was exam time :-) Mine kind of spread out quite a bit and that makes them crunchy however the longer they sat they more chewy they got. Both textures are find w/ me. Normally the more sugar the more crunchy they get but they don’t need more sugar though.

  16. If I want to make them gluten free can I substitute with gluten free all purpose flour? Anything else I need to adjust?

  17. I just made these – outstanding! In order to make them gluten free I substituted almond flour for the pastry flour and I also subbed pure maple syrup for the honey – other than that no changes. This will become a favorite recipe for the future. One question I have is this – has anyone tried substituting applesauce for the oil??? I am going to try it and will let you know. Love this recipe!

  18. Don’t sub applesauce for the olive oil. It totally changes the cookie – and not for the better. They would not hold together. Tasted great but we ended up eating them like granola – all crumbled. I have another batch of the ORIGINAL recipe in the oven now. Don’t try to mess with what has been a success. Love this recipe.

  19. The second batch is perfect. As they say, if it’s not broke don’t fix it.

  20. Would these work with coconut sugar instead? Could I use whole wheat flour instead of ww pastry flour? These look great!

  21. I discovered this recipe about 2 1/2 years ago / Do you know how many times I have made them ? So many I can no longer count – This is an amazing recipe – As soon as I make a batch they are literally all gone soon enough – Many many thanks and keep up the great work !

  22. Has anyone tried making these without sugar and just using more honey or maple syrup or something? I’m looking for good sugar free cookies.

  23. Tastes great with a dollop of peanut butter.Next time I will incorporate in the batter.

  24. thanks so much for this recipe
    it is so simple and turned out great.

  25. I followed this recipe exactly, and sorry to say, these cookies really weren’t for us. My two cookie obsessed kids even spat them out! They just tasted like olive oil. 

  26. I swapped the almonds for 1/2 cup of orange zest (finely cut), works great with the coconut. 

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