Living in a tropical country means sun, jungle and tropical fruit! Things I all love dearly.
It also allows creativity to run wild when it comes to making smoothies. With so many fruits unique to the region, there’s a huge variety of tastes and textures to experiment with.
I’ve grown up eating papaya to help my constipation problems in my youth, and apart from keeping me ‘regular’, it still remains one of my favourite tropical fruits.
This rich yet refreshing smoothie is satiating enough to have on its own, courtesy of the density from the quinoa powder and fibre from the papaya.
The papaya’s round mouthfeel is perfectly complemented by the tartness of the crowd-pleasing passion-fruit.
You can replace the quinoa powder with buckwheat flour, rolled oats, or an unflavoured plant-based protein powder of your preference.
This recipe was one of six I developed in collaboration with Malaysian health food brand Spoon Health.
Papaya Passion Smoothie
An easy, breezy way to get your day started in the best way possible... with hydration, vitamins, fibre and all the tropical feels.
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 cup cold non-dairy milk
- 1 cup frozen papaya
- 1/3 cup frozen passionfruit pulp
- 2 tbsp Spoon Health quinoa powder OR buckwheat flour, rolled oats, or unflavoured plant-based protein powder
- 1 tbsp virgin coconut oil
- 3 tbsp agave nectar
- 2 tsp lime juice
- Step 1 Cut a papaya, remove skin and seeds and cut into small dices to fill 1 cup.
- Step 2 Cut 4-6 passionfruits in half and remove pulp to fill 1/3 cup.
- Step 3 Freeze separately overnight.
- Step 4 In a blender, put all ingredients in and blend until fine and smooth.
- Step 5 Transfer to tall glasses and serve immediately.