Papaya Banana Smoothie with Peanut Butter

A creamy papaya banana smoothie is a refreshing breakfast or snack that’s easy to make. The tropical flavors are a fantastic combination of sweet and tart that kids and adults both love.

Papaya banana smoothie with chia and hulled hemp seeds

If papaya is not a part of your regular fruit purchase, I want to take a moment to tell you it definitely should be. Once we started eating it in our house, it quickly became a favorite to use in refreshing smoothies like this one.

Fresh papaya banana smoothie overhead

There are many fruits I love blending it up with, like pineapples or mangoes, but this papaya smoothie with banana and peanut butter is just right when we want a creamy, quick drink to enjoy. It’s healthy and simple to make, but has just the right amount of sweetness to make it feel like a treat.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Refreshing and very quick to make with simple ingredients.
  • A sweet and creamy snack or breakfast that kids will also love.
  • Naturally vegan and full of healthy fruits.


I love this recipe because it uses just a few things to make a refreshing, beautiful smoothie. Easy to find ingredients blend with papaya to make something unique and delicious.

Ingredients for tropical smoothie with papaya, banana and peanut butter
  • Papaya – Choose a mostly yellow, slightly soft ripe papaya for best flavor. One medium or large one should do.
  • Lime – Only half, zested and juiced adds a perfect tang to the smoothie.
  • Banana  – I recommend frozen bananas to create the perfect creamy texture.
  • Almond milk – Your favorite traditional or non-dairy milk will work instead.
  • Maple Syrup – This adds a perfect sweetness. Agave or honey could also work.
  • Peanut Butter – This adds creaminess and richness. You could also use almond, cashew, or sunflower seed butter instead.
  • Ice

Tips for Preparing and Serving

Smoothies are pretty easy to make, just add it to a blender and let it do the work. But one important thing is frozen bananas.

I always keep some in the freezer for my smoothie recipes, that way I can whip one up quickly whenever I like. I definitely recommend you do the same.

But if you don’t already have some ready, just thinly slice one and arrange it on a plate or pan in a single layer. Freeze it for 30 minutes and it’ll be ready for you to make your smoothie.

The process of making banana peanut butter smoothie with papaya and lime zest

When it’s time to serve, I like to add a topping for an extra boost of texture and health. For this one I added chia seeds, but shelled hemp seeds would also be delicious.

The process of blending creamy papaya smoothie

Finally, feel free to double or triple this if you’re serving a crowd! It’s a beautiful and delicious treat for summer parties when everyone needs something cool and refreshing to sip.

Tasty papaya smoothie in a glass

I hope you love this easy papaya smoothie, but while you’re here, don’t forget to check out my many other smoothie recipes too.

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Papaya Banana Smoothie with Peanut Butter

This refreshing papaya smoothie is so quick to make with simple ingredients. A great nutritious breakfast or snack for you and your kids!
5 from 5 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 smoothies
Calories: 293kcal
Author: Jovita | Yummy Addiction


  • 2 cups chopped fresh papaya
  • half a lime , zested and juiced
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • ½ cup ice
  • chia seeds , for topping (optional)
  • hulled hemp seeds , for topping (optional)


  • Combine all the ingredients (except chia and hemp seeds, if using) together in a blender and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with seeds of your choice and serve.


Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.1g | Protein: 7.9g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 144.9mg | Sugar: 21.8g
Course: Breakfast, Drink, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana smoothie, papaya smoothie
Nutrition Facts
Papaya Banana Smoothie with Peanut Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Sodium 144.9mg6%
Carbohydrates 42.1g14%
Sugar 21.8g24%
Protein 7.9g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Amanda Wren-Grimwood
    September 13, 2022 at 7:24 am

    Papaya has sych a great flavour and the peanut butter goes perfectly with it. So simple and delicious.5 stars

  • Ieva
    September 13, 2022 at 7:35 am

    For someone who doesn’t normally enjoy papaya, this was a true discovery! In a smoothie, and paired with banana, it was a delicious post-workout drink for me and my husband! Thanks for the recipe! Will definitely make it again!5 stars

  • Dannii
    September 13, 2022 at 7:57 am

    I have often wondered what to do with papaya, so I tried this and it was delicious. A great way to start the day.5 stars

  • Natalie
    September 13, 2022 at 9:25 am

    When you think you tried it all and then you surprise me with this awesome smoothie idea. Wow, I just love it, thanks!5 stars

  • kushigalu
    September 13, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Love the combination of ingredients in this smoothie recipe. Healthy and delicious. Thanks for sharing.5 stars


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