Our mango papaya smoothie recipe makes a quick and easy yet nutrient-rich beverage, using tropical fruits and coconut milk. The drink is naturally sweet, fresh, and ultra-creamy, ensuring a healthy kick-start to your morning.
Benefits of Mango Papaya Smoothie
Along with their sweet, luscious taste, mangoes and papayas have many health benefits.
Mangoes, papayas, and other orange-colored fruits contain beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. A diet high in beta-carotene can keep the surface of the eye moist, aiding in eye health.
According to the USDA, mangoes contain moderate levels of potassium. A cup of raw mango has 277 mg of potassium, which is 5.9% of the recommended daily value for an adult. Potassium is linked to many health benefits, including its role in keeping blood pressure in a healthy range and minimizing the risk of heart disease.
One cup of sliced mango has 60.,1 mg of vitamin C (nearly 90% of the recommended daily intake). It plays a key part in collagen synthesis – a sequence of chemical events in the body to make collagen. So, Vitamin C helps increase collagen formation and maintain the skin’s stability.
Our mango papaya smoothie contains approximately 106 calories, which makes it an ideal light breakfast drink, but not a complete breakfast. We advise serving this drink with a protein-dense dish, such as avocado toast, to give you a balanced and energetic start to the day.
Mango Papaya Smoothie Ingredients
Our mango papaya smoothie features the rich lusciousness of tropical fruits. The blend of mango and papaya yields a sweet flavor and creamy texture.
We use a squeeze of lime juice for a tropical-bright taste, balancing the smoothie. Alternatively, you can create this smoothie with add-ins like oranges, bananas, avocados, and pineapple.
Along with ripe fruits, we can add a little sugar or honey for extra sweetness and to level up the creamy texture of this smoothie.
Instead of water, we have used coconut water to dilute the beverage to a drinkable consistency. Plus, it pairs wonderfully well with the tropical flavors.
Tips to Make the Perfect Mango Papaya Smoothie
Use ripe mangos and papayas because they will be far sweeter and tastier than the unripe ones.
Fresh and frozen fruits work well in this recipe and make a nutritious drink. The drink’s nutritional content can be improved further by adding almonds, chia seeds, flax seeds, acai berries, and nuts.
Storage and Freezing
The smoothie ingredients for this drink can be stored in either the refrigerator or freezer. As with the majority of smoothies, we recommend adding ice just before it is served.
Divide this drink into separate Ziplock bags and place them in the refrigerator or freezer. The smoothie will last around 5 days in the refrigerator and 3 months in the freezer. When you desire a refreshing beverage, simply blend the smoothie ingredients with ice.
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Mango Papaya Smoothie Recipe
Tastes good! I used frozen fruits so no need to add ice.