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. Great stats on this baby! And it looks great! :)

  2. Sounds delicious, I love anything with coconut in it.

    You are welcome to join in my monthly food blogger event THE SOUP KITCHEN, here offering a new theme each month. All bloggers are welcome, hope to see you participate soon.

  3. love the addition of coconut milk to make this creamy.. i totally thought it was cream initially.. beautiful recipe.

  4. I fell in love with this soup!!! thanks for sharing , def. will try it !

  5. Ooh, I’m glad you love your immersion blender! It’s seriously one of my favorite kitchen tools. This soup sounds great, I’ll be trying it on a cooler day. The coconut milk sounds delicious :D

  6. I don’t like soup but my husband does. Would this soup be pointless without the curry powder? I don’t like curry anything so I don’t have any laying around but if you tell me it’s necessary, I can buy some. :)

    Oh, and I just told the husband the title of your latest post and he said, “Cool! I want.” So I guess I’ll be buying that powder!

  7. Texanerin,

    I would recommend using it although maybe you can incorporate the curry powder later on the cooking so that you can reserve some for yourself or even use some other type of spice just for you :-) just saying!! At least that way you will get to eat it as well.

  8. But I don’t like soup. :) I’ll try a bite just so that I can say I tried. I forgot to get curry powder at the Asian shop last time I was there so I’m putting it on my list now!

  9. Great recipe! I added some ginger and cilantro…so yummy!

  10. Thank you for continuing to post such easy, healthy recipes! You provide nutritious meals that are affordable and doable during a busy work week! I’m making this on the stove right now! Before serving, I’ll add chicken from last night’s dinner (whole chicken in the crockpot/then make bone broth overnight)!! Although my young kids might be reluctant to gobble it up, it doesn’t stop me from putting it in front of them and having them try one bite. Their palates will eventually grow to love all things healthy when there is no other option available in the house! :)

    • That is awesome. I am glad you tried it. I hope your kids liked ate some of it. My 7 yr old loves this soup so next time I make it I will double the batch to freeze some of it. Thanks for reporting back and visiting my blog :-)

  11. Do you use just normal refrigerated coconut milk for this recipe or do you use canned? Also, is it sweetened or unsweetened? Thanks.

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