Healthified Tropical Papaya Smoothie

Healthified Tropical Papaya Smoothie

Healthified Tropical Papaya Smoothie
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0g of fat • 50% more protein — see the comparison. The beauty of a smoothie is its versatility. Mango, banana, frozen raspberries, or vanilla yogurt are all delicious substitutions!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a medium papaya, peeled, seeded, and chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup organic frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 large ice cubes
  • Papaya or strawberry slices (optional)
  • Fresh mint (optional)

Directions

  • In a blender, combine papaya, strawberries, milk, yogurt, and honey. Cover and blend until smooth. With the blender running, add ice cubes, one at a time, through the opening in the lid until ice is crushed and mixture is smooth. Pour into two tall glasses. If desired, garnish with papaya or strawberry slices and mint. Serve immediately.
  • Papaya Tips: Choose papayas that are partially yellow and feel slightly soft when pressed. The skin should be smooth and free from bruises or very soft spots. A firm, unripe papaya can be ripened at room temperature for 3 to 5 days until mostly yellow to yellowish orange in color. Store a ripe papaya in a paper or plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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