Dorky Healthy Green Papaya Smoothie

Yields: 2-3 servings

  • 1/4 LARGE papaya, seeded and peeled
  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled
  • 1/2 scoop Greens First or other Green Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Edible Green Tea Powder
  • 1/2 scoop soy milk powder or soy protein powder
  • 1 tsp hemp oil
  • 1 Tbsp raw cashews
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cucumber
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 disks fresh raw ginger
  • agave nectar to taste
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 C cilantro
  • about 1 cup water

I came up with this original recipe when I wanted something cold, smooth, healthy and delicious. After several tries, this is what we landed on in the Dorkage test kitchen.

Notes: If using a small papaya, use half a papaya in this recipe. Virtually all of these ingredients are optional except the papaya. I would leave in at least one of the oily ingredients. The avocado and/or hemp oil and/or nuts give it a smooth creamy consistency. You might think of other ingredients you can put in as well, such as fresh pineapple, coconut, or parsley. It is best if your chunk of papaya is frozen and partially thawed. Process in food processor or blender until smooth. We eat ours with a spoon. It makes enough for six servings as a side dish, or two servings if this is a meal. Be open minded when you taste this. My healthy minded friends have requested second helpings.

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1,843 Responses to “Dorky Healthy Green Papaya Smoothie”

  • We are always trying to get our kids to eat their vegetables or fruit by mixing them in a smoothie. But I’m not too sure they will drink this green smoothie.

  • admin:

    This smoothie was not designed with kids in mind but you could adapt it for them. The cuke, cilantro, and ginger are the most likely to be problematic for them. Also kids who did not grow up eating papaya tend not to like it for some reason. You could even leave the papaya out or substitute it with apple or something you know they like. I have one son who is suspicious of smoothies in general unless he makes them. I never tried to give my kids anything like this. I make it for me and I share it with my adult female friends. My kids can have some if they ask.

  • Gus:

    Tried making this in my magic bullet blender. It was ok. I took the ginger out and put OJ and some sugar in it and it made it taste better. My son also liked it….sort of.