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Nourishing Papaya Ginger Smoothie Recipe

Juicy, sweet papaya and fresh ginger unite harmoniously in this dairy-free and delicious, 3-ingredient Papaya Ginger Smoothie.

Dairy-free Papaya Ginger Smoothie

This spring, papayas seem to be springing up at just about every grocery store I frequent here in Atlanta. And, sweet and juicy papaya is simply irresistible to me.

What does papaya taste like?

Ripe papaya is sweet and juicy. Its flesh is orange and succulent. And it tastes like a cross between a mango and a cantaloupe.

How do you eat papaya?

The easiest way to get to the flesh of the papaya is to cut it in half, scoop out the seeds, and then scoop out the flesh. You can use a melon baller for pretty balls of papaya or chop up the flesh much like you would an avocado, and then scoop out the cut pieces.

The flesh of ripe papaya can be enjoyed raw in everything from fruit salads to smoothies to as-is, though the skin is inedible.

In Sri Lanka, green papaya is often used in curries and stir-fries. But today, we are going to stick with ripe, orange, and sweet papaya for this recipe.

Ingredients to make papaya smoothie

Speaking of this recipe…

What are the ingredients you need to make this Papaya Ginger Smoothie Recipe?

You will only need 3 ingredients to make this Nourishing Papaya Ginger Smoothie Recipe, and they are:

  1. Ripe, Sweet Papaya
  2. Fresh Ginger
  3. Almond Milk or Coconut Milk

If your papaya isn’t fully ripe and not as sweet, you can use a few tablespoons of maple syrup or a sweetener of your choice in this smoothie. However, if your papaya is ripe, and you want to tone down the sweetness of your smoothie, you can use a small squeeze of lime juice or lemon juice.

After you have all the ingredients ready, it’s just a matter of adding them to a blender and blending until smooth. Then, pour it into glasses, top it with some papaya cubes and mint sprigs, and enjoy!

Easy Papaya Ginger Smoothie

This Papaya Ginger Smoothie is a healthy smoothie loaded with vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium. It is also loaded with antioxidants. And, it is a good source of fiber.

The combination of ginger and papaya in this tropical papaya ginger smoothie carries a slew of nutritious benefits. From aiding in digestive health to helping fight against inflammation to helping boost immunity, this tropical papaya ginger smoothie is a healthy and delicious smoothie recipe.

The best papaya recipe

This refreshing smoothie is a delicious way to start your day and is a slump-slaying afternoon pick-me-up.

As with most of the recipes I share here, this recipe is not a strict one. What I mean by that is, it would be amazing if you used this recipe as a guide and added in any fruit of your choice or some Greek yogurt, or even some orange juice or any other fruit juice you prefer.

You could even add some chia seeds to this ginger papaya smoothie and have a delicious ginger papaya chia seed pudding to enjoy for dessert.

Healthy Papaya Ginger Smoothie

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Dairy-free Papaya Ginger Smoothie

Nourishing Papaya Ginger Smoothie Recipe

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Juicy, sweet papaya and fresh ginger unite harmoniously in this dairy-free and delicious, 3-ingredient Papaya Ginger Smoothie.


  • 1/2 ripe papaya (about 3 cups)
  • 1-inch chunk of ginger (about 2 tsp)
  • 1 cup almond milk or coconut milk
  • OPTIONAL: 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • OPTIONAL: mint sprigs


  1. Cut the papaya in half, scoop out the seeds, and then scoop out the flesh from one half and add it to a blender.
  2. Peel the skin off the chunk of ginger. Then add the chunk into the blender with the papaya.
  3. Add in the almond milk or coconut milk.
  4. If using maple syrup or a sweetener of your choice, add it now.
  5. Blend until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  6. Pour into glasses, top with some small pieces of chopped papaya and/or a mint spring and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 223Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 25mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 1gSugar 19gProtein 3g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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Papaya Chia Pudding Recipe - Savory Spin

Monday 24th of July 2023

[…] “flesh” of the papaya can be eaten raw as is or can be blended into smoothies like this papaya ginger smoothie I shared not too long ago. Or, made into a chia pudding like the one you see here […]

David @ Spiced

Wednesday 3rd of May 2023's almost smoothie season! (I suspect you might be a little ahead of us in terms of temperature in HOTlanta vs. the mountains...) I'll have to keep an eye out for papaya as this smoothie sounds like a great way to mix up the smoothie flavors!


Wednesday 26th of April 2023

I love how the fresh ginger gives the smoothie a bit of heat! Delicious!

Cynthia | What A Girl Eats

Wednesday 26th of April 2023

Papaya is one of my favorite fruits, so this is right up my alley! Delicious and refreshing!


Wednesday 26th of April 2023

This is such a perfect combo!! My family loved it!

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