While growing up we never had to buy papaya from the store as it was available in our garden. We like to eat it raw as well as ripe. Raw papaya is used to make curries curries where as ripe one is eaten as such. So, when I see papaya every time it makes me nostalgic. Last week I bought a very ripe papaya. I did not want to make anything sweet with it, so decided to make this Papaya Ginger Banana Smoothie. Best part is it is Vegan, and has no sugar added.
Yes, only sugar is from the fruits, banana, and papaya. Ginger added a nice kick to it. Papaya is rich in fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and antioxidants which prevent cholesterol build up in your arteries. Papaya is excellent for weight loss because of its low-calorie count. Because the fruit is also a good source of fiber, papaya is not only physically satisfying — it’ll also help you stay full longer. That makes papaya as good candidate for breakfast smoothie.
I added some protein in the form of almond milk also that made it vegan. If you are in Keto diet just skip the banana and add avocados to make this smoothie. This is just simple, and at the same time delicious too. You won’t miss any sugar also the background kick given by ginger is just perfect.
If you like papaya then give this one a try, perfect to start your day with out any sugary rush. Still delicious and filling smoothie. You will not go back to any store version once you try this. I have already tried Thai raw papaya salad. May be a salsa or salad with ripe fruit would be next, so stay tuned for that.
Papaya Ginger Banana Smoothie
- 2 cup cubed papaya
- 1 banana
- 1 inch ginger
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp lime
- In a blender or juicer process everything into fine consistency enjoy.
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This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.