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Papaya-Ginger Smoothie

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Papaya has a slight muskiness that makes it a good partner for both mild and assertive ingredients. Coupling it with mint gives this quick-to-fix smoothie a bright, clean taste.

  • Servings: 4

Photography: James Baigrie

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2005

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups papaya (Solo or Mexican) chunks
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 16 fresh mint leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish

Directions

  1. Refrigerate papaya until very cold, at least 1 hour or overnight.

  2. Blend papaya, ice, yogurt, ginger, honey, and lemon juice in a blender. Add up to 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture is smooth and thinned to desired consistency. Blend in mint leaves. Garnish with mint sprigs.

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  • TheBarefootMom
    6 JAN, 2012
    This is a super easy recipe with papayas. I use almond milk instead of yogurt. Other great papays recipes here: http://thebarefootmom.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/oh-my-papaya/
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  • tss
    25 JAN, 2008
    we added a banana and omited the mint. very good! my kids loved it too!
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  • tss
    25 JAN, 2008
    we added a banana and omited the mint. very good! my kids loved it too!
    Reply