Papaya Smoothie

This creamy, delicious, and nutritious papaya smoothie is made with juicy and ripe papaya that is blended with frozen banana, dates, and milk.

Looking for a healthy and refreshing drink? Try this quick and easy papaya smoothie recipe! Made with papaya, banana, dates, ginger, lime juice, milk, and ice, this smoothie is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. You can also freeze and enjoy it as popsicles on a hot summer day.

Tips for Making the Perfect Papaya Smoothie

  1. Use ripe papaya – The riper the papaya, the sweeter and more flavorful it will be. Look for a papaya that is mostly yellow and orange with a few green spots.
  2. Remove seeds – Even though the papaya seeds are edible, they can taste bitter when blended with other ingredients.
  3. Use frozen fruit – Add any frozen fruit such as banana, mango, pineapple, or berries to make the smoothie creamy and delicious.
  4. Add milk – Add milk to blend the papaya smoothly with other ingredients. You can also use dairy-free milk such as soy milk, oat milk, or any other milk of your choice.
  5. Add protein (optional) – For a more filling smoothie, add protein powder, yogurt, or nut butter. Yogurt is a good source of protein, which can keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer. It also contains probiotics, which promote a healthy gut and boost the immune system.
  6. Add a sweetener – Even though papaya and frozen banana add natural sweetness, you can enhance the flavor by adding dates or honey.
  7. Add ginger and lemon/lime – Ginger and lemon can help reduce inflammation, aid in digestion, improve blood circulation, and provide plenty of health benefits.
  8. Add Ice – Add ice cubes to the blender to create a refreshing and cooling smoothie.
papaya smoothie ingredients

Benefits of Drinking Papaya Smoothie

Papaya is an incredibly healthy tropical fruit rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, thus making it an excellent ingredient for smoothies. Here are a few health benefits of eating papaya:

  1. Can reduce inflammation – The antioxidants in papaya have anti-inflammatory effects, which can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.
  2. Boosts immunity – Papaya is high in vitamins A and C as well as fiber, which are essential for immunity and brain health. It also contains other antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage.
  3. Good for digestion – Papaya contains an enzyme called papain that can break down protein, making it easier for the body to digest. This can help with bloating and other digestive issues.
  4. Supports healthy skin – The antioxidants and vitamin C in papaya can help protect your skin from damage and promote collagen production, which can improve the appearance of the skin. Papaya also works great as an exfoliator to remove dead skin cells and reduces pigmentation.
papaya smoothie served in a glass
photo taken from top of papaya smoothie in a glass

More Smoothies and Healthy Drinks to Try

Chocolate Milkshake Smoothie

Red & Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Green Juice

Amla Ginger Shot

Apple Banana Smoothie

Watermelon Mint Cooler (No Added Sugar!)

Pomegranate Smoothie

Immune Booster Carrot Orange Juice

Kiwi Orange Juice

Papaya Smoothie

Course: BeveragesCuisine: VegetarianDifficulty: Easy


Prep time



This creamy, delicious, and nutritious papaya smoothie is made with juicy and ripe papaya that is blended with frozen banana, dates, and milk.


  • For Smoothie
  • 1 large ripe papaya, peeled, deseeded, and chopped

  • 1 frozen banana

  • 3-4 pitted dates

  • ½ cm ginger chunk

  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup ice cubes

  • For Garnishing
  • Lime Wedges


  • Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses, garnish with limes wedges, and serve fresh.

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