Energy-Boosting Papaya Pineapple Smoothie

Bright tropical flavors combine into a delicious drink in this papaya pineapple smoothie. Additions like sweet dates, flaxseed, and protein powder make it a flavorful and healthy snack for any time of day.

Fresh papaya pineapple smoothie overhead

The combination of the creamy, melon-like flavor of papaya with sweet, juicy fresh pineapple is about to become as much of a favorite in your house as it has in mine.

This papaya pineapple smoothie is bursting with tropical flavor that makes it really easy to sip. But what I love most is that it’s also really healthy.

Energy boosting smoothie in a glass

I actually love making papaya smoothies. And, while we love the banana and mango versions on the blog, the pineapple, flaxseed, and protein make this one an easy choice when we want to enjoy a refreshing beverage that will also keep us going. It’s so full of nutrition that it’s something I’m happy to make for myself and my kids for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Pineapple, papaya, and banana combine in a tropical, refreshing drink.
  • Full of nutrients like omega-3’s, protein, and antioxidants.
  • Easy to make how you like and is naturally vegan.


The combination of ingredients I use transforms fresh fruit into a drink that’s packed with nutrition. They’re also easy to customize with versions of the ingredients that you and your family will like best.

Ingredients for healthy tropical smoothie
  • Papaya – Use a ripe one for the best flavor and texture. It should be slightly soft and mostly yellow.
  • Pineapple – Chopped fresh pineapple is best. Choose a good one by smelling it. It should have a fruity, sweet scent near the base. Drained, canned pineapple chunks can work in a pinch.
  • Banana – Fresh banana is great for extra creaminess and potassium.
  • Dates – These add amazing, healthy sweetness. Use either fresh pitted dates or soaked dried ones.
  • Almond milk – I prefer non-dairy almond milk, but you can use any that you like to drink.
  • Ground flaxseed – This can be bought ground, or as whole seeds that you can grind yourself. They’re high in fiber and omega-3’s and have a great nutty flavor.
  • Protein powder – Use whatever protein powder you like, but make sure the flavor is compatible with the fresh, tropical notes in the smoothie. I like to use a plant-based option to keep this vegan.
  • Coconut oil – Just a little bit of this actually makes your smoothie more filling and nutritious because it helps your body process all those amazing ingredients better! Nut butter is a good alternative.
  • Ice cubes

Serving Tips

Making smoothies is so easy that I’m not going to spend any time walking you through how to use your blender. But I do want to recommend that you garnish yours with a topping like we do.

The process of making pineapple papaya smoothie in a blender

For this one I usually go with ground flaxseed, since I’m already using it in the smoothie. But you could also use other seeds for crunch. Chia seeds and shelled hemp seeds are a few of my favorites.

The process of blending creamy papaya smoothie

However you decide to garnish it, I know you’ll love how satisfied, full, and refreshed you’ll feel after enjoying my tropical papaya pineapple smoothie. It’s an easy recipe to make, and can be the delicious, energizing meal you need to get going in the morning or afternoon.

Fresh papaya pineapple smoothie sprinkled with ground flaxseed

While you’re here, don’t miss out on the many other smoothie recipes I have on the blog for more inspiration.

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Energy-Boosting Papaya Pineapple Smoothie

This energy-boosting smoothie is made with sweet and juicy tropical fruits. Plus, it's full of nutrients and naturally vegan.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 211kcal
Author: Jovita | Yummy Addiction


  • 2 cups chopped fresh papaya
  • 1 banana
  • 2 dates
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed , plus more for topping
  • 1 tablespoon protein powder of your choice (I used plant-based)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  • Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Sprinkle with ground flaxseed and serve.


  • Chia seeds or hulled hemp seeds can also be used for topping.
  • Adapted from “Thrive Foods” by Brendan Brazier.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.3g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 2.8g | Sodium: 156.7mg | Sugar: 34.5g
Course: Breakfast, Drink, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: energy boosting smoothie, papaya smoothie
Nutrition Facts
Energy-Boosting Papaya Pineapple Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.8g4%
Sodium 156.7mg7%
Carbohydrates 48.3g16%
Sugar 34.5g38%
Protein 2.9g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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