Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sparkling Basil Papaya Smoothie

Nothing like tons of leftover papaya from a girl's Spa Weekend to inspire a good for you afternoon smoothie in the spirit of clearing fridge space! My highly precise recipe for this particular smoothie involves chucking assorted freezer leftovers and a few handfuls of herbs all together into the blender, along with the offending papaya, of course, until it looks drinkable.

1/2 of a large papaya
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup sparkling water
1/2 frozen banana
5 ice cubes
a handful of mint leaves
2 handfuls of basil leaves
6 or 7 strawberries (optional)

(servings: 2)

Blend, and top with an extra dash of sparkling water on top and an extra mint or basil leaf or two. Cheers!


  1. None of that would ever be left over with Jannell around...

    and I like this new food blog! I'll be stealing even more of your recipes.