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By: Enrique Gili on July 20, 2011, 3:35 p.m.
Mango Papaya Smoothies

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Mango Papaya Smoothie

A tribute to Papaya King, the hot dog emporium that also makes great tropical drinks, this is a digestif for carnivores and the hungover.

Mango Papaya Smoothie


  • 2 frozen bananas, peeled and chopped
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 ripe papaya, chopped and seeded
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 ounce fresh ginger, peeled and diced
  • Dash coconut flakes, optional garnish

Time estimates

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes


  1. Peel and chop bananas into bite-sized chunks and freeze for about 2 hours.
  2. Mangoes have an oblong pit in the center. Gripping firmly in one hand, use a sharp knife to cut mango lengthwise in half. Repeat. Use spoon to scrape fruit pulp away from skin.
  3. Combine all ingredients in blender. Process on pulse for 20 to 25 seconds. Change setting to mix or smoothie for about 10 more seconds, or until smooth.

Yield: Serves 4