Vitamix Papaya Vanilla Smoothie

Vitamix Papaya Vanilla smoothie is delicious, tropical, and protein-packed, absolutely loaded with cell-nourishing antioxidants. Learn how to make at home!

“Delicious, rich, and filling. Love the vanilla, I put twice as much in as the recipe called for.”

🙂 Rachel

Papaya Vanilla, a Vitamix smoothie recipe, is a protein-packed tropical smoothie that is absolutely loaded with antioxidants and excellent for digestive issues. Sweet and tangy from the tropical papaya and pineapples, earthy from the spinach, in a rich and creamy dairy-free almond milk base. A delicious and invigorating post-workout protein shake designed to help repair and strengthen your muscles.

Key Ingredients

The Vitamix Papaya Vanilla smoothie ingredients are:


Health Benefits

Bananas
Bananas

BananasBananas are very healthy, readily available, and one of the least expensive fruits you can buy. They have relatively few calories, are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium, are full of potent antioxidants including flavonoids and animes, and are high in dietary fiber. Studies have shown that bananas can improve insulin sensitivity and may improve kidney health.

Papaya
Papaya

PapayaPapaya is an extremely healthy tropical fruit that is packed with antioxidants. It contains a unique enzyme called papain that has the ability to break down tough protein chains. Papaya can help resolve constipation, relieve IBS symptoms, and has been shown to significantly reduce inflammation. [Amazon]

Pineapple
Pineapple

PineapplesPineapples are popular tangy tropical fruit that, surprising to most, originated in South America, not Hawaii. They are absolutely loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, including a ridiculously high amount of vitamin C (1 serving = 131% of the recommended daily intake), manganese, vitamin B6, and thiamin. Pineapples also contain a significant amount of the digestive enzymes bromelain that can help fight pancreatic cancer.

Spinach
Spinach

SpinachSpinach has long been a major staple of healthy eating. It is loaded with important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A producing carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K1, calcium, folic acid, and iron. Studies have shown that the regular addition of spinach to one’s diet can help improve eye health, promote heart health, boost immune function, and make bones stronger. [Amazon]

Almond Milk
Almond Milk

Almond MilkAlmond milk is a popular nut-based milk replacement that is naturally lactose-free, dairy-free, and completely vegan. It has a surprisingly diverse set of nutrients, including significant amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, and calcium. Almond milk is also a heart-healthy beverage for those interested in lowering their cholesterol. [Amazon]

Whey Protein Powder
Whey Protein Powder

Whey Protein PowderWhey protein powder is the most highly studied nutritional supplement readily available, providing great nutritional value and numerous health benefits. In addition to high quality protein, it also contains bioactive peptides called lactokinins. Whey protein powder promotes muscle growth and maintenance, helps lower blood pressure, can lessen the effects of Type 2 diabetes, and reduces inflammation.


Equipment Needed

Vitamix Smoothie Making Tools
Vitamix Smoothie Making Tools

A standard blender is all that is required to make Vitamix smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using the Vitamix One personal blender as it is the perfect size for a single smoothie and very easy to clean.

If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Vitamix A3500 Professional-Grade blender that can process larger loads more efficiently.

For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.


How To Make This Smoothie

The Vitamix Papaya Vanilla smoothie is very easy to make:

  • Step 1: Place bananas, papaya, pineapples, spinach, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, vanilla whey protein powder, and ice into a blender and secure the lid.
  • Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
  • Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  • Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.

Recipe Tips And Substitutions

For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.

If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.

Coconut milk or soy milk can be substituted for the almond milk and still keep this delicious smoothie dairy-free.

Yield: 1

Vitamix Papaya Vanilla Smoothie Recipe

Vitamix Papaya Vanilla Smoothie Recipe

Vitamix Papaya Vanilla smoothie tastes like a sweet and tangy tropical protein shake. This recipe will show you how to make one.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute

Instructions

    1. Place bananas, papaya, pineapples, spinach, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, vanilla whey protein powder, and ice into a Vitamix blender and secure the lid.
    2. Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
    3. Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
    4. Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.

Notes

  1. For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.
  2. If you don't have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
  3. Coconut milk or soy milk can be substituted for the almond milk and still keep this delicious smoothie dairy-free.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 106gFiber: 15gSugar: 58gProtein: 46g

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Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions

What does bromelain do?

Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple that aids in the digestion of proteins, potentially helping to reduce bloating, gas, and other symptoms of indigestion. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which are beneficial in managing conditions like osteoarthritis and sinusitis, and it may support wound healing and immune function.

Is nonfat frozen yogurt good for you?

Nonfat frozen yogurt can be a healthier alternative to ice cream due to its lower fat content and the presence of probiotics that promote gut health. However, it often contains added sugars, so it should still be consumed in moderation and considered a treat rather than a staple in a healthy diet.


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