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Papaya Smoothie

Papaya Smoothie

I had a birthday last month and The Grillmaster surprised me with a Vitamix blender. These things are crazy expensive, but I was amazed by everything it claimed to be capable of doing. You can even make soup in it – the heat from the motor warms the soup. I haven’t actually tried this yet, but I will soon.

Needless to say, we’ve been in smoothie heaven. We’ve made green smoothies, fruit smoothies and salad smoothies. You name it, we’ve probably tried it. This papaya smoothie is one of our favorite combinations so far. It’s the perfect thing to have about an hour before a workout. If the amount contains too many carbs for you, reduce the portion size.

If you don’t have a Vitamix, you can still make this smoothie if you have a blender capable of crushing ice. You may need to cut the fruit in smaller pieces and crush your ice some first. Refer to the instructions that came with your blender.

Papaya Smoothie

1 banana, peeled and cut in half
1/3 large papaya, peeled and cut into large chunks
1 orange, peeled and cut in half
1 apple, cored and cut in half
1 cup ice

Add all ingredients to Vitamix container in the order listed. Use the “Smoothie” setting and wait until machine stops. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Makes 2 servings
Per serving: 163 calories, 1g fat (0g sat), 0mg cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 42g carb, 7g fiber, 28g sugar, 2g protein

Nutritional Analysis: This smoothie is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium and it is a good source of Vitamin C, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and Potassium. (Source: nutritiondata.com)

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12 comments to Papaya Smoothie

  • Belated Happy Birthday!
    Oh I love your smoothie, I would dearly need one now too. Really hot here and besides the blender sounds like a must have kitchen tool. ;)

  • I am smoothie crazy, now all I need is a good blender. This sounds like a great flavor combination.

  • Hi Shelby,

    I’m jessica and I love ice creams! Both my parents have diabetes, my grand parents do too on both sides. So, theoretically speaking, I have too. I had a check up with my doctor and she said that I’m on the boundary of having the serious one. I can’t help myself but to eat. I love desserts especially the cold ones, ice creams, frappes, etc.

    I would just like to thank you for this papaya smoothie recipe because this inspired me to formulate my own healthy ice cream recipe and who knows I might be able to encourage others too who are bound to have diabetes.

    Take Care Shelby!

    jessica :)

  • diabeticFoodie

    Hi Jessica – I love ice cream too, but I only have it on special occasions these days. I’m so glad I inspired you to create a healthy version. We’d love to see your recipe if you’d like to share!

  • Hi Shelby,

    You know what? I can eat ripe papaya actually I’m enjoying ripe papaya because I’m dieting. But I’ve never tasted Papaya Smoothie. And I’m sure it is healthier than just ripe papaya.

    I will try this Shelby I think by the end of the week. Then I will share it to my friends who are also dieting right now. And I’m sure they will like it too.

    Question: what if I want Avocado Smoothie, are these the ingredients that I need to use.?
    1 banana, peeled and cut in half
    1/3 large ripe avocado, peeled and cut into large chunks
    1 orange, peeled and cut in half
    1 apple, cored and cut in half
    1 cup ice

    Thank you so much for sharing Shelby!

    -Prince

  • diabeticFoodie

    Hi Prince – Good luck with the diet! For an avocado smoothie, I would use at least half an avocado, maybe even a whole one since they are much smaller than papayas. It will add a little fat, but it’s the good kind of fat. I’ve also found that avocado and pineapple is a good combination. Let me know how it turns out.

  • Hi Shelby,

    Does the Avocado smoothie of Prince diabetes friendly? Will that help me lower down my blood sugar or the papaya smoothie still better for me?

    Thanks a lot!

  • diabeticFoodie

    Hi Jessica – Thanks for the question! If you try Prince’s variation and substitute 1/2 an avocado for the papaya, you will get the following per serving: 219 calories, 8g fat (1g sat), 0mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 40g total carb, 9g fiber, 24g sugar and 3g protein. So, calories and fat are higher than in the papaya version, but carbs and sugar come down a bit. Fiber and protein go up a little too. I think either version can be part of a healthy eating plan. If you have a nutritionist or dietician, you may want to check to see which would be best for your particular situation.

  • @Shelby

    Hi Shelby,

    Thank you so much for your reply. You know what my friend said also to me that avocado can add a little fat, but like what you said it’s good fat. I try also the avocado with pineapple smoothie Shelby and that is really good. I like it!

    Thanks a lot!

    -Prince

  • diabeticFoodie

    Glad to hear it! Now I’m craving a smoothie …

  • Shelby,
    We have a Blentec, which is the same as the VitaMix, but a bit cheaper and we used it every day! We make smoothies every morning with spinach or kale, and whatever fruit is in season with a little whey powder and almond milk. Keeps me going until lunch!

  • diabeticFoodie

    Oooh, I haven’t tried whey powder yet. Great idea!

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