This Papaya Ginger Smoothie combines the sweetness of papaya, with ginger’s light spiciness and warmth to create an earthy and refreshing smoothie. It’s quick and easy to make, and perfect for any time of day – breakfast, a post-workout snack or as an afternoon pick-up.
Papaya Ginger Smoothie Ingredients
This smoothie recipe includes papaya, ginger, banana and spinach, with added hemp seeds and chia seeds for some extra plant-based protein and healthy fats. Blend these ingredients up with some coconut water. Coconut water is a great source of several electrolytes including potassium, sodium and magnesium. These can help to regulate fluid balance, prevent dehydration, and ensure proper muscle function. This is perfect for replenishing your body after a workout. However, if coconut water is too sweet for you, filtered water will also work.
You could also add some vegan protein powder or use a plant-based milk if you’re wanting to make your smoothie a bit more filling. Any plant-based milk will work but I recommend Pure Harvest Coco Quench coconut milk. It’s organic and made from a blend of coconut milk and brown rice. It also works great in this smoothie.
Fresh or frozen fruit will work just fine, depending on the season.
If you don’t have a lot of time during the week, this smoothie is super simple to create for breakfast or a snack. However, if you are more into meal prepping on the weekend, you could make a batch and freeze it into smoothie cubes to make it even easier to whip up a quick smoothie during the week.
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Papaya Ginger Smoothie
- High-speed blender
- 1 cup
- 1 papaya
- 1 banana
- 2 handfuls of spinach leaves
- 1 knob of ginger
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 cup coconut water
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
- Serve as desired!