This smoothie takes a bit of planning ahead. The coconut water has to frozen in cubes. Other than that it is pretty easy and simple and way too delicious!
I love ginger and I am always looking for ways to add it to enhance flavor of almost anything and to get a good boost for the immune system, specially during this bad flu season.
So I mix and blend and try different fruits and this is by far one of our favorite drinks and the prettiest, with the 2 layers in different colors!
Papaya, ginger and coconut smoothie
1 cup papaya in cubes
1 cup plain yogurt (3/4 cup for the papaya layer and 1/4 for the coconut mix)
1 cup orange juice
3 tbs honey (2 tbs for the papaya mix and 1 tbs for the coconut)
1/2 to 1 banana (depending on how thick you like your smoothie)
3 tbs grated ginger ( grate easily keeping the ginger in the freezer)
3 tbs shredded coconut
6 cubes of frozen coconut water
Blend the papaya, orange juice, 2 tbs honey, ginger and banana and put it aside.
Next blend the frozen coconut water, 1/4 cup yogurt and 1 tbs honey. This layer will be tart and thick, add more honey if you prefer sweeter. Mix in the shredded coconut.
Pour the coconut mix in the glass and then the papaya one on top.
Enjoy and share!
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