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PawPaw Golden Smoothie

Paw paw smoothie

PawPaw Golden Smoothie

PawPaw or Papaya Carica is a nutritional superhero! The whole plant has different uses from the fruit to the leaves to the sap. Paw Paw has amazing moisturising properties. Initially grown for the fruit, Paw Paw is now used widely from latex production to the food industry. The Paw paw is nick named the “wonder fruit” for all its great properties. It is a nutritional storehouse and contains digestive enzymes. Paw paw contains lots of antioxidants, minerals, potassium and magnesium, Vitamin B and C, flavonoids and carotenoids accounting for the bright golden colour when ripe. This fruit is also believed to  improve cardiovascular and stomach health and is a good source of fibre.


Paw paw/ Papaya Carica fruit


A tropical plant that originated in Mexico and Central America, PawPaw was brought into Australia in the late 1800s.

A unique enzyme in Pawpaw referred to as papain, has a positive effect on the digestive system. Its regular consumption, helps maintain healthy skin, treats constipation, and helps in proper digestion. Most beauty care professionals recommend pawpaw for skin care.

This golden Pawpaw smoothie combines the goodness of Pawpaw fruit, fresh turmeric and my 2 Ingredient Almond mylk.

We need,

2 cups PawPaw fruit, peeled and chopped

1 inch piece of Turmeric, scrubbed and sliced roughly

1/2 glass Almond Mylk (Use Rice Mylk or another plant base Mylk if preferred).


Crush turmeric root with the almond Mylk in a powerful blender at full power (I used my Boss blender).

Add pawpaw pieces and blend until silky smooth.

Enjoy fresh or, chilled! 😊

Please see here for more plant based Mylks and drinks.



I am an enthusiastic plant based home cook and baker who delights in sharing my creations on unsuspecting non vegans, when they least expect it! When not recipe developing, testing or making, I'm found organising and/ or writing, the two other passions of my life ❤️


  1. Ooh, we’ve never thought of combining pawpaw with turmeric. Must try this, it looks absolutely delicious!

  2. wow sounds so good! perfect for the hot weather !

  3. All the nutrients concentrated in a single fruit. Only with the photo can we taste its flavor.

        1. Nice blog Rama 🙂 Finding it hard to follow or leave a comment as not on WordPress..

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