Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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