Papaya Smoothie

Papaya Smoothie

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1996

Beat the winter blues with a taste of the tropics; this papaya smoothie has an added buttermilk tang.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 papaya, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped (1¼ cups)
  • ¾ cup bottled fruit nectar, such as papaya, mango or peach
  • ½ cup buttermilk, (see Tip)
  • 2½ tablespoons sugar, preferably superfine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 5 ice cubes


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  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender; cover and blend until very smooth and frothy. Pour into 2 tall glasses and serve.
  • Tip: No buttermilk? You can use buttermilk powder prepared according to package directions. Or make “sour milk”: the ratio is 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 182 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 43 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 40 mcg folate; 2 mg cholesterol; 39 g sugars; 1,236 IU vitamin A; 63 mg vitamin C; 102 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 130 mg sodium; 305 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (105% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate

Reviews 2

June 13, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Why would you need (or even want) over a tablespoon of sugar per serving??
March 12, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
delicious and easy so easy. i gradually went through an entire papaya, making this again and again each morning. great with flax seeds thrown in and vegan smoothie powders too....but divine on its own Pros: delicious, easy Cons: requires blender
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