This morning I discovered I had a Papaya I needed to eat – it was getting pretty ripe. It wasn’t a fresh one off GiGi’s tree pictured above, but it still tasted pretty good! Instead of using it to make my morning fruit juice I decided to make a smoothie in my blender. I do love smoothies and this one was pretty darn good! Here’s the recipe…
Papaya Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
- Large papaya cut up – seeds and skin removed
- 1 cup of milk, almond milk or vanilla flax milk
- 2 tsp of vanilla
- Very generous dash of pumpkin pie spice or you can use cinnamon
- TBSP of flax seeds
- TBSP of chia seeds
Slice the Papaya in half and remove seeds…
I find that a grapefruit spoon works really well to get the seeds out…
If you don’t have one of these handy little spoons, you really should!
Next, scoop out the insides. I forgot to take a picture… sorry, I was hungry and a slacker, I know… but I sliced the halves long ways, then cut away the skin.
In a blender, add the milk, papaya, pumpkin spice, vanilla, flax and chia seeds…
Place the lid on the blender, flip the switch and mix it till smooth!
I did remember to take a photo before took a sip… wasn’t that thoughtful?
It’s gone now and it was delicious.
As far as I can figure, this smoothie has less than 300 calories and chock-full of good things including 391% of daily recommended vitamin C… guess I’m good on that for the day! Try one! I think you’ll like it!