Papaya juice can be purchased at some grocery stores but papaya nectar is also a popular product, which offers more added sugar and less overall nutrients. So be careful about what variety you are purchasing. Making your own juice at home also guarantees that you know precisely what is being added to this healthy drink. Papaya has a very strong sweet flavor, so most recipes include other fruits or spices to make the drink more palatable.
- 1 fresh papaya, chopped
- 1/2 cup of fresh pineapple
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- 1 cup of water, filtered
Step 1 – Remove the skin from the papaya, cut it in half, and scoop out the seeds.
Step 2 – Chop the papaya into chunks that can fit in your blender.
Step 3 – Add the papaya, pineapple, honey and water to the blender.
Step 4 – Blend thoroughly for 2-3 minutes until the beverage has a smooth consistency.
Step 5 – You can add more water or pineapple juice if the mixture is still too thick.
Step 6 – Add more honey for sweetness, if desired and blend for another 5-10 seconds.
Step 7 – Serve chilled and enjoy!
Note: Unlike many other fruit juices, papaya is not high in fibrous material when blended, so there is no need to use a sieve or filter to remove the pulp.