I am a chef on a luxury world cruise liner. I love to cook and write recipes that are inspired by foods from all over the world.
Smoothies are a great way to enjoy whatever fruits are fresh and in season. Here in the Philippines papayas and bananas are in season, so I decided to create a healthy smoothie with these deliciously ripe fruits.
(If you live in a part of the world where papaya isn't readily available, check the frozen section of your store. Many stores now carry frozen chopped papaya, which is perfect for smoothies!)
- 4 cups ripe papaya, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups ripe banana, chopped
- 3 cups cold evaporated milk
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- Peel and chop the papaya and banana. For best results, the fruit should be cold. You can refrigerate or even freeze the chopped fruit before blending.
- In a blender, add the papaya, banana, and milk. Blend until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy.
Tips and Techniques
- For a thicker and colder smoothie, freeze the chopped fruit before blending.
- To make the blending easier, pour in the liquid first before adding the chopped fruit.
- You can adjust the amount of milk for a thinner (or thicker) smoothie.
- For a fun twist, add other fruits.
- Flavor up the smoothie by adding vanilla extract.
- Want your smoothie to be even sweeter? Add a touch of honey.
- Instead of evaporated milk, use low-fat milk or yogurt. For an indulgent treat, use ice cream!
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