Papaya is a great base for a smoothie. In Bali we had fresh, cheap papayas in abundance and they were perfect as an alternative to bananas or avocados to offer some velvety substance. We mixed them with all everything.
So the papaya is the smooth base holding everything together. The main sweetness in this smoothie comes from the pineapple and nectarine. There’s a bit of zing from the orange and the mint gives everything a little lift and fleck of summer green.
1/2 small ripe papaya – seeded
1 large orange
2 small nectarines
1/3 small pineapple
small clipping of mint 4/5 leaves
Blitz and enjoy