Papaya Smoothie

May/June 1996, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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

Papaya Smoothie

Makes: 2 servings, 1 1/4 cups each

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  • 1 papaya, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped (1 1/4 cups)
  • 3/4 cup bottled fruit nectar, such as papaya, mango or peach
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, (see Tip)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar, preferably superfine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 5 ice cubes


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender; cover and blend until very smooth and frothy. Pour into 2 tall glasses and serve.

Tips & Notes

  • 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.


Per serving: 176 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 2 mg cholesterol; 42 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 2 g fiber; 74 mg sodium; 365 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (100% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 carbohydrate (other)

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