Papaya juice recipe, easy, healthy and nutritious

Papaya juice is a popular drink in many tropical countries. It is made by blending papaya, water, sugar, and sometimes lime juice. Papaya juice is a refreshing and healthy drink that is perfect for thirsty people on a hot day.

In México we also call it papaya agua fresca or agua de papaya.

Two glasses with ice and papaya juice

About papaya

Papaya is a tropical fruit that is native to Central America and is now grown in many tropical countries around the world. The papaya tree grows to about 20 feet (6 meters) tall and has a trunk that is about a foot (30 cm) in diameter.

Papaya fruit is about 5-9 inches (12.5-22.5 cm) long and 3-5 inches (7.5-12.5 cm) wide. It is oval in shape and has green, yellow skin. The flesh of the fruit is white, pink, or orange and is filled with small, black seeds.

Papaya benefits

The papaya is a very nutritious fruit. It is a good source of vitamins A, C, and E. It also contains fiber, potassium, and magnesium. Papayas are often eaten raw, but they can also be cooked.

Papaya seeds are an excellent source of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, and E, as well as carotenoids and flavonoids. Additionally, they are a good source of fiber, potassium, and magnesium.

Papaya enzyme

Papaya enzyme is a proteolytic enzyme that is derived from the papaya fruit. This enzyme has many benefits, including the ability to break down proteins, aid in digestion, and reduce inflammation. Papaya enzyme is also known to boost the immune system and help fight cancer.

what does papaya taste like?

Some people say that papayas taste like a cross between a melon and a peach. Don’t know if it is true, but it is delicious. If it is your first time trying it, squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top.

A small plate with papaya chuncks, two slices of papaya and a cut lime.

How to cut papaya

Cut the papaya in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Place the cut side facing the cutting board and with a very sharp knife start peeling it. Cut the papaya into slices or chunks.

How to make the juice

There are a few different ways that you can make papaya juice. One way is to blend papaya chunks in a blender with some water or juice. Another way is to juice papaya using a juicer (affiliate link).

My preferred way is to blend everything, this way you can make the papaya drink more liquidly, papaya juice can be a bit thick.

Papaya chuncks in the blender.

Variations

  • Make it a smoothie and blend with almond milk and sweeten with simple syrup, agave or vegan honey.
  • Add lime juice or lemon juice
  • Blend with fresh mint and pineapple chunks
  • Make a papaya cocktail and add tequila or mezcal and orange juice
two glasess with papaya agua fresca.

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Papaya juice recipe

Papaya juice is a popular drink in many tropical countries. It is made by blending papaya, water, sugar, and sometimes lime juice. Papaya juice is a refreshing and healthy drink that is perfect for thirsty people on a hot day.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course beverage
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 42 kcal

Equipment

  • Bender

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups papaya, chunks
  • 6 cups water
  • ¼ cup sugar

Instructions
 

  • Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
    Add lime or lemon juice if you wish and serve in a glass full of ice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 8gFat: 0.03gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 0.2mgSugar: 8gCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.01mg
Keyword agua de papaya, papaya, papaya drink, papaya juice

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