Soothing Papaya Ginger Lemon Smoothie #SundaySupper


I am doing a double whammy post again today ! I am blogging the letter  P as part of the A-Z blogging challenge. I skipped the letter O, but will be getting to that post tomorrow 🙂 I am also participating in #SundaySupper and the theme is simple easy dishes. I love simple, easy  recipes and am going to share with you one of my easiest 5 ingredient smoothie. I call it a soothing smoothie because it’s a great soothing accompaniment to any meal. Papaya has an enzyme called papain which is a great digestive enzyme and the base of a meat tenderizers. It helps with digestion and is great tummy soother, hence the name : Soothing Smoothie.




Papaya Magic : Papaya  is rich in enzymes called papain and chymopapain which helps with the digestion. It particularly  breaks down the proteins from the food we eat into amino acids. As we age we produce less of the digestive enzymes in our stomach and pancreas, which leads to ineffective digestion of proteins. Papaya fruit is a great delish  source of dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, C and E. It is also very rich in antioxidant nutrients flavonoids and carotenes, low in calories and sodium.




Soothing Papaya Ginger Lemon Smoothie

Rating: 41

Yield: 2 cups

Serving Size: 8 oz

This stomach soothing smoothie has papain which helps digest any food in the stomach, hence it's a nice accompaniment to any meal. Use agave nectar or stevia to make it diabetic friendly.


  • Ripe papaya chunks - 2 cups ( fresh or frozen)
  • Banana - 1
  • Lemon juice - 1/4 cup
  • Ginger - 1 tbsp or 1/4 inch piece
  • Raw Honey - 1 tbsp


  1. Blend all ingredients together into a smooth soothing smoothie !
  2. Serve cold plain or with ice.


To read more in my A- Z  Blogging challenge, click here and check back tomorrow to read my post on the letter O.  Going to blog a simple recipe to make your own all natural preservative free oil sprays using your favorite oils. I know ! am mixing up the alphabet order, but I could not blog the O post, so pushing it out tomorrow.

About Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

Registered Dietitian with a sweet tooth and a passion for eating healthy ( quite a combo) Nutrition Geek, Healthy Nut.........


  1. juanitascocina says:

    YUM! I adore papaya and I bet this one is amazing!!!

  2. thelovelypantry says:

    I like this Sunithi, I'm always looking for ways to have smoothies instead of using the usual suspects. Papaya is great! Great recipe!

  3. love this smoothie

    • sunithi selvaraj says:

      Thanks Rebecca ! Love your recipes too. Just subscribed via e-mail to your blog 🙂 Thanks for stopping by !

  4. A very interesting combination. Perfect for a summer drink! Can't wait to try 🙂

    "Spice it Up"

    • sunithi selvaraj says:

      Yay Karriann ! Let me know how it turns out 🙂 I think some cayenne pepper may spice it up 😉

  5. Shelly Burke says:

    Oh MY am I glad I found this blog on the A to Z Challenge! I love smoothies and I'll be able to find plenty of recipes too! YUMMY!

    I hope you'll check out my blogs at and

  6. A year later, I’m still enjoying this smoothie 🙂


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