Wednesday, August 4

Summertime Smoothies: Tropical Papaya and Kiwi Smoothie

papaya-kiwi smoothie

The TSA guards in the Maui airport are surprisingly nice. Consider this: While waiting in line to leave Maui, they were asking visitors what we liked best about our trip. Some people said the beach; others said surfing; I said eating papayas.

Want a beautiful beach? Go to Florida. Want to surf? Go to California. Want a tantalizingly sweet and custardy papaya? Go to Maui.

And if you can't, then make this smoothie. You don't need ambrosial Maui papayas to make one. Any sweet papaya and tart kiwi will make a refreshing combination. Although I will admit that it does taste better if you drink it while wearing a Hawaiian grass skirt.

Papaya and Kiwi Smoothie
Makes 1 serving
Print recipe only here
1 cup milk of your choice (I prefer vanilla soy milk)
1 cup ripe papaya
1 peeled ripe kiwi fruit
1/2-1 teaspoon honey
A couple of dashes of cinnamon
A few pieces of ice
Hawaiian grass skirt, optional
1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth and frothy. Add more milk if you prefer it thinner.

This is the third smoothie in my Summertime Smoothies series. Don't forget:
Cinnamon-Spiked Cherry and Banana Smoothie

Here are more tropical smoothies you might enjoy
Watermelon Smoothies recipe from Sailu's Kitchen
Pineapple and Banana Smoothie recipe from Dani Spies
Pineapple and Orange Smoothie recipe from Sweetnicks


Joanne said...

We definitely don't have TSA guards that nice here in NYC. Maybe we should fly them down to Maui. For lessons. And while they're there if they could bring back some perfect papayas so that I could make this. That would be nice too.

Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen said...

I live in America's Heartland, yet I am absolutely in love with all the tropical fruits and flavors! I seldom see papaya in our grocery stores. Guess, I need to check with a good travel agent!

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Alice said...

I love your blog! All the pictures look so delicious! :D

Jayne@WiseEats said...

I could not stop laughing about the grass skirt! Love it. I also hope I can meet those nice TSA guards in day? Thanks for the great recipe and photo as usual. Okay, off to find a grass skirt... ;)

Dani Spies said...

Hi Susan! Your smoothie sounds yummy! I love the tropical twist on a smoothie - especially in the summer:). Thanks for the smoothie love

We Are Not Martha said...

The TSA guards were definitely not that nice in Honolulu! One did accuse me of having lots of papayas in my carry-on...I did not. But I wish I did! This smoothie looks lovely :)


Debi (Table Talk) said...

I am doing a cooking demonstration at a breast cancer event in which the focus is how to eat healthy during and after chemo treatment.
Smoothies are easier to handle when your appetite isn't all there, and are quick to fix.
I may add this recipe to my demo--sounds refreshing, and has me dreaming of Maui.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

joanne-They're even nicer than the ones in San Diego, and that's saying something.

jane-Yes, you do! :)

vincent-Thank you. I'll look into it.

candyheart9-Thanks a bunch!

jayne-Yay! I'm glad to hear it. Let me know if you find one. ;)

dani-My pleasure! :)

sues-Yeah, they had a big bin and were making people throw away their papayas before getting on the plane. I'm glad I ate my full before getting to the airport. ;)

debi-What a smart choice for a talk. I'd be honored if you included the smoothie. Thanks!

Lynn said...

My son (a very picky eater!) loves kiwi fruit, so I'm going to have to try this. It's so healthy and good for him. And it's easy for me. Thanks!

Unplanned Cooking said...

Wish TSA had been that kind on my travels! Our kids love smoothies. I find it's such a great snack + a good way to get fruit/veggies in.