Tummy Tamer Smoothie with Papaya and Lime

I know cutting into a papaya can be a little intimidating at first. After all, it takes a couple of extra minutes to scoop out the seeds, and peel the fruit — but the results are well worth it.

Papaya makes a creamy and deliciously exotic addition to your morning smoothie. Plus papaya is a natural source of a powerful enzyme — aptly named papain — that supports healthy digestion. Papain is so powerful, in fact, that it’s used to manufacture nutritional supplements.

But why get your nutrition from a pill when you can get it from the whole food? Getting your nutrients from real food is much more efficient; in other words, the nutrients are more bio-accessible. In addition, real food — in this case, papaya — tastes fantastic!

This gorgeous smoothie is packed with fiber, antioxidants, and, of course, the papain for better digestion. It’s the perfect remedy for getting your tummy back on track.

  • tummy tamer smoothie

Serves 2.


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 2 handfuls of baby or regular spinach
  • 1 cup fresh papaya — cut in half, remove seeds, peel, and chop
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • a squeeze of fresh lime
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup of ice for added frosty texture
  • Garnish with a lime "wheel"


  • Step 1

    Place ingredients into high-speed blender, adding frozen fruit and ice last.

  • Step 2

    Process until creamy and smooth. Add water a quarter-cup at a time if you want a thinner consistency. Serve immediately or store some in fridge for later. Salud!