Coconut Papaya Smoothie

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6-ingredient CREAMY PAPAPAYA DETOX Smoothie! Naturally sweetened, tart and DELICIOUS! #vegan #glutenfree #smoothie #detox #recipe

I’m kind of on a papaya kick, if you haven’t noticed.

Last week I shared my take on a Vegan Papaya Salad (seriously, so good). Last summer I shared my Tropical Papaya Boats (hello fruity dessert heaven). And this week, a papaya smoothie! For not being my #1 favorite fruit, I must admit, papaya is growing on me. I even tried a pomelo this week. Who am I?

Papaya Smoothie! #vegan #glutenfree #smoothie #recipe

This smoothie was inspired by a surplus of papaya after experimenting with my papaya salad. I had some leftover fruit and decided to freeze it, which lends itself perfectly to smoothies. Plus, papaya is incredibly nutritious and detoxifying with tons of vitamin C, antioxidants, digestive enzymes, and folate, among other health benefits.


As always, this recipe is simple, requiring just 6 ingredients, 1 blender, and 5 minutes to prepare.

Frozen papaya and banana make up the creamy, naturally sweet base, while ginger and lime add a balance of zing and acidity. Carrot juice gives it a beautiful orange color and even more nutrients, while coconut milk adds healthy fats and creamy coconut flavor. Major swoon.

CREAMY, refreshing Papaya Smoothie! Detox with just 6 ingredients #vegan #glutenfree #drink #recipe #detox #smoothie #papaya

I think you guys are going to LOVE this smoothie! It’s:

Slightly tart
& Delicious

If you give this recipe a try, be sure to let us know! Leave a comment it, rate it, and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. We love seeing what you come up with. Cheers, friends!

6-ingredient CREAMY PAPAPAYA DETOX Smoothie! Naturally sweetened, tart and DELICIOUS! #vegan #glutenfree #smoothie #detox



Coconut Papaya Smoothie

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Creamy papaya smoothie infused with lime, ginger, carrot and coconut milk! Just 6 ingredients in this nutrient-rich, naturally-sweetened smoothie – perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 2


  • 1 1/2 cups (215 g) frozen ripe papaya cubes
  • 1 small ripe banana, previously peeled, sliced and frozen
  • 1-2 tsp minced ginger (to taste)
  • 2 limes, juiced (~1/4 cup or 60 ml)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) carrot juice
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) light coconut milk
  • optional: 1-2 Tbsp (15-30 ml) agave nectar (or other sweetener of choice)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth, adding more carrot juice or coconut milk if it has trouble blending.
  2. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more banana (or agave) for sweetness, lime for acidity, or ginger for zing.
  3. Enjoy immediately. Store leftovers covered in the fridge for 24 hours, or freeze into popsicles for longer term storage.



*Prep time does not include freezing papaya or banana.


Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 smoothie (of 2) Calories: 152 Fat: 3.6 g Saturated fat: 3 gCarbohydrates: 32.9 g Sugar: 16.9 g Sodium: 45 mg Fiber: 5 g Protein: 2.4 g….    by Dana Shultz


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