This tropical smoothie recipe is a vegan papaya smoothie filled with delicious tropical flavors that will start your day off right. It’s packed with papaya, banana, coconut milk, and some oats for extra power! Fantastic for a nutritious breakfast on the go, or an afternoon pick me up.
Vitamina de Mamão com Aveia – Dad’s Papaya smoothie recipe
This easy tropical smoothie recipe has been in our lives for as long as I can remember.
Vitamina de mamão com aveia, papaya smoothie with oats been my dad’s go-to breakfast for forever now, and he not only swears by all its benefits, but he’s reached a point where he can’t really live without it. It’s ingrained in his morning routine. Except, of course, when he sneaks in an occasional bowl of Açai here and there to switch things up.
I mean, he’s a healthy 78 year old dude, who hardly ever gets a little seasonal cold. And he’s just as sassy as he is healthy, doing things we really wish he wouldn’t really do anymore at… 78. Like, climbing up our coconut trees!! Bless him!
This smoothie mix is very nutritious. Papaya is an excellent fruit that is high in fiber, helps lower cholesterol, boosts your immunity, improves digestion and so many more great things.
Papaya is also good for weight loss. And since it helps you absorb protein, when you combine it with fiber and protein-rich oats it’s a powerhouse combo!!
Lucky us all this nutritious goodness also tastes great! Papaya and banana is a delicious match made in heaven, and when you add coconut milk to mix, it’s just too great to say no to.
This quick and healthy breakfast is a family favorite and we love that we can take anywhere, perfect for mornings on the go.
I hope you love this tropical papaya smoothie recipe as much as we do!
Tropical Smoothie Ingredients
Papaya. This sweet tropical fruit isn’t as easy to find just about anywhere, and, sadly, when you do find it outside of the tropics it can be… not as wonderful as they normally are. Here in the US when I buy it, I find it to be a little bit of a hit and miss. BUT, that hasn’t really stopped me from getting them often.
Banana. Banana and papaya taste so great together and make it for a perfect naturally sweet flavor combination.
Rolled oats. When I was a kid, I used to hate oats in my smoothie. Like, with a passion! Now I love it, but, if that weirds you out, you can definitely omit it altogether, or substitute with a tablespoon or two of psyllium husks, ground flax seeds, or a scoop of your favorite protein powder!
Coconut Milk. That makes it for the most tropical flavor combination, but, if you don’t have any on hand, you can use any other non-dairy milk like soy, oats or any nut milks you have or like. You can make it with cow’s milk as well.
Tip to Make a Thicker Smoothie: you can make this papaya smoothie recipe creamier and thicker by using frozen bananas or a combination of coconut milk and yogurt, or both!
How to Make This tropical smoothie recipe
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Peel the bananas and break them into smaller chunks using your hands and then place them in the blender cup.
Cut the papaya in half and scoop out the seeds and discard them. Then, scoop out the flesh into the blender along with the bananas.
Add in the milk and rolled oats then blend until smooth.
Serve. Pour your tropical smoothie into cups and top with flax seeds or shaved coconut, or both (or neither, really – up to you!). That’s it! Your delicious tropical smoothie recipe is all done!
Is papaya smoothie good for weight loss?
There are studies that show that, overall, papaya can help with weight loss since it helps you absorb protein, and it’s full of fiber and antioxidants to help you detox and burn fats.
Additionally, there are plenty other great health benefits from papaya that are great for an overall healthy diet. Papaya is high in fiber, helps lower cholesterol, boosts your immunity, improves digestion and so many more great things.
What other fruit goes with papaya?
Adding some mango or a little orange juice into your tropical smoothie recipe could be a great way to add even more tropical flavors to this recipe. Both of those flavors pair great with papaya!
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Tropical Smoothie Recipe
- 1 papaya
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 2 cups coconut milk, cold
- 1 tsp unsweetened coconut
- 1 tsp flax seeds
- Peel the bananas, then, break them up into chunks with your hands, and place them in a blender.
- Cut the papaya in half, then scoop out the seeds and discard. Then, scoop the papaya flesh into the blender along with the bananas.
- Add the milk, and the rolled oats, then blend until smooth.
- Serve and top with flax seeds and shaved coconut.