Pink Power Smoothie (Vegan/Paleo)

I’ve been really digging on papaya lately. Not only is it delicious if you have a perfectly ripe one (it took me a long time to learn what ripe is for papaya- when the outside gets soft and dark and it almost seems like it is going bad), but papaya is a health powerhouse! Papaya is packed with nutrients and is wonderful for your digestive system. It is anti-inflammatory and can ease pain, including menstrual cramps.

I add papaya seeds in this smoothie, which, yes, you can consume. Papaya seeds are anti-parasitic, filled with digestive enzymes, and aid in liver health.

If you don’t have access to organic papaya, be sure to buy the Mexican papaya NOT Hawaiian! Hawaiian papayas are genetically-modified.


Pink Power Smoothie (not only for the guys)

Serves 1


1 cup water

1 tsp. maca powder

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

1/2 serving vanilla Sunwarrior raw vegan protein

About 1/2 teaspoon size thumb of fresh ginger root or 1/4 tsp. ground ginger (optional, adds some spice as well as the health benefits of ginger)

10 papaya seeds

1 ripe banana

1 frozen banana

5 frozen strawberries

1 cup papaya (about 1/4 of a large)

*You can add 1 cup fresh spinach to get your greens in, as well (it just won’t be a pretty pink color ;))

Add all ingredients to your blender (I suggest a high speed blender like a Vitamix). I also suggest adding them in the order listed.

Blend for 1 minute or until everything is combined together. Add more water to reach desired consistency

Pour into a bowl or glass, top with your favorite toppings and ENJOY!

I made a thicker version with less water so it was like ice cream




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