Whether you make it for a quick breakfast or an energizing afternoon snack, this sweet and tart Pineapple Mango Papaya Smoothie is a simple, six-ingredient tropical fruit drink that’s sure to bring a little extra brightness to your day.
(This post is sponsored by Wallaby Organic®. As always, all opinions are my own.)
My days have been filled with a lot of fruit smoothies lately. They’re super refreshing and only require minimal effort, especially when you prep them in advance. Nothing quenches like tropical fruit—mango, pineapple, and papaya are a few I’ve been loving most for breakfast or a quick afternoon pick-me-up in recent days.
In addition to tropical fruit, I like to add Greek-style whole milk yogurt to my smoothies. Whole milk yogurt gives smoothies the most satisfying, thick and creamy texture, and it also contains protein so there’s no need to add pricey powders into the mix. I like to use Wallaby Organic Plain Whole Milk Yogurt since, as a part of Danone North America, they’re a Certified B Corporation®.
Drinking this Pineapple Mango Papaya Smoothie is like sipping on a glass of sunshine. There’s no better way to start the day, and, best part, you only need six ingredients and about five minutes to make it.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this quick and easy papaya smoothie recipe.
- Frozen fruit blend with mango, pineapple, and papaya chunks
- Wallaby Organic Plain Whole Milk Yogurt
- Orange juice (bottled or fresh-squeezed)
- Ground turmeric
- Ginger (I prefer fresh ginger for this recipe)
- A blender is the only piece of kitchen equipment you’ll need to make this recipe!
Smoothies are ideal for busy mornings because they’re so easy. Just add all of the ingredients: frozen fruit, yogurt, orange juice, honey, turmeric, and ginger to the blender container. Cover the blender and blend on high for about two minutes, or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Transfer the smoothie to glasses and enjoy.
Smoothie Troubleshooting Tips
This Pineapple Mango Papaya Smoothie is pretty foolproof, but if your blender isn’t as powerful, you may need to troubleshoot with the following tips.
First, if the ingredients are getting stuck on the sides of the blender, try pausing it and scraping the edges with a spatula as needed. Blend again, repeating as necessary.
If the smoothie seems too thick and is getting stuck in the blender, try pouring in a little more orange juice or water and blending again. Adding more liquid should help the mixture get moving again.
In addition to taste and convenience, another benefit of this Pineapple Mango Papaya Smoothie is that it’s made with a variety of ingredients that could help promote digestive wellness.
- Pineapple and papaya contain antioxidants and natural digestive enzymes. The enzyme naturally found in pineapple is called bromelain, and papaya has an enzyme called papain.
- Wallaby's Greek Whole milk yogurt contains live and active cultures.
- Ginger could help improve nausea and upset stomach.
- Turmeric contains an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compound called curcumin.
Meal Prep and Storage
Storing Prepared Smoothies:
Even though this smoothie only takes about five minutes from start to finish, it can still be really nice to have a couple ready to grab and drink in the fridge, especially if you’re not a morning person! Store fully prepared smoothies in jars with lids and refrigerate for up to two days. Try this if you’ve skipped breakfast one too many times!
Freezer Smoothie Packs:
Instead of prepping this papaya smoothie completely in advance, you can also create freezer smoothie packs. You can store freezer packs for a few months, so this is especially useful if you don’t think you’ll be drinking the smoothies within the next couple of days.
To make a freezer smoothie pack, first spoon the yogurt into an ice cube tray and freeze it into cubes. Then, transfer the frozen yogurt cubes to a freezer-safe bag. Add the frozen fruit, honey, turmeric, and ginger to the bag and store it in the freezer.
Once you’re ready to drink the smoothie, transfer the contents of the freezer bag into your blender, add the orange juice, and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Instead of honey, substitute maple syrup or agave nectar
- In place of fresh ginger, use a pinch of ground ginger instead
- If you don’t have orange juice, substitute apple juice or your favorite milk
Best Recipes to Serve With
You might notice that you don’t feel completely satisfied after drinking a smoothie for breakfast. If this is the case, try having it alongside one of these easy vegetarian breakfast recipes to make a full meal.
- Mushroom Goat Cheese Frittata
- Whole Wheat Lemon Blueberry Muffins
- Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Strata
- Zucchini Bread Waffles
- Quick and Easy Tempeh Chilaquiles
Pineapple Mango Papaya Smoothie
- 3 cups frozen fruit blend with mango, pineapple, and papaya (see note)
- 1 cup Wallaby Organic Plain Whole Milk Yogurt
- 1 ½ cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- Add frozen fruit, yogurt, orange juice, honey, turmeric, and ginger to the blender container. Cover and blend on high for 2 minutes, or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Transfer to glasses and serve immediately.
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