Tropical Papaya Strawberry Avocado Shake

Tropical Papaya Strawberry Avocado Shake


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The nice thing about making milkshakes is the great amount of fun you can have experimenting with different flavor combinations. We whipped up two shakes in a row. The first had just papaya and strawberries. For the second one I threw in half an avocado for kicks. Both shakes were super tasty. Do you ever use avocado in sweets? It adds nice texture & flavor and is also a healthy fat to help satisfy. I have a recipe for Vegan Avocado Scones you can give a whirl too.

Let’s make some shakes!

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I have to tell you that I don’t usually go for papaya. I needed one for the cookbook I am shooting & I only needed a small amount for that. As we all know papayas are large in size.

Did you know the seeds are edible? My daughter was the first to try. They are spicy, taste a bit like peppercorns and do not taste at all like the fruit itself. Many people eat papaya seeds and the extracts for health benefits. The jury is out on the actual benefits or lack thereof for the seeds.

In our house we will stick with the fruit…

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Papaya, like avocado is used in all kinds of sweet and savory dishes. It is great in salsa, salads and sauces. Also in smoothies. shakes, ice cream, sorbet and more!

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Strawberries contrast with some acid and zesty flavor to the sweet papaya. A cool contrast if you ask me. A blend of coconut milk and almond milk are the creamy base. You can use both or one in any ratio you desire. When it comes to smoothies and shakes I try not to get all caught up in measurements.

Simple adjust sweetness to taste. This will vary depending upon your taste preferences and how ripe your fruit is…

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What are your favorite ingredients for shakes & smoothies?

Tropical Papaya Strawberry Avocado Shake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 6 minutes

Yield: two 10 ounce shakes

Tropical Papaya Strawberry Avocado Shake


  • 4 ounces Papaya
  • 2 ounces Strawberries
  • 2 ounces (1/2 of an) Avocado
  • splash of Lemon Juice or Lime Juice
  • 4 ounces unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 4 ounces unsweetened Light Coconut Milk
  • 8 ounces Ice
  • Vanilla Stevia Drops or your favorite Natural Sweetener to taste (Honey, Agave, Maple syrup good too)
  • Optional Toppings
  • toasted Coconut Flake
  • toasted Almonds
  • chopped Macadamia Nuts
  • homemade Whipped Cream
  • sliced Strawberries and Papaya


  • Blend all ingredients together. Top with sliced strawberries, papaya and mint.
  • Notes
  • I used a melon baller to get the papaya ball garnish.
  • If you don't want to experiment with the avocado then simply omit, though I bet you will love it!

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54 Responses to Tropical Papaya Strawberry Avocado Shake

  1. I have never used avocado in a sweet, but I love them, so I bet it’s great!! I love the idea of the smoothness and healthy fat it would add.

    And as usual, your bright, gorgeous photos take my breath away!!

  2. Your shakes are gorgeous, Marla! I’ve been on a real shake kick lately — love them to cool down after a workout! Your photos are stunning, I especially love your shot of the fresh papaya!

    • Faith, congrats on your stunning book! I bet October can’t com fast enough. I’ll be on the lookout for it. Thanks for your sweet comment.

  3. Oh, this looks heavenly and so refreshing. I had no clue the seeds are edible, and by the sound of it, I think I’ll stick to the fruit too! I hope you had a wonderful Easter [:

  4. We love papayas and all tropical fruits in our house. There are different kinds of papayas, the smaller ones are sweeter than the Caribbean ones. We like the smaller ones but they’re not as easy to find. Can’t wait to see your photos on the upcoming Trader Joe’s cookbook.

  5. what a great ingredient list! and your photos are so lovely, as always… your whole post sings of spring. so glad it’s here! thanks for sharing…

  6. LOVE this recipe; I’m going to make this tomorrow- I need to use up my avocados and this is perfect. So great seeing you at IACP last week; loved spending time with you and miss you already.
    Hope you had a lovely holiday weekend.

  7. We definitely love avocados in our household as well. I’m not sure if I posted one of our recipe for that yet, but it was a constant hit too whenever we have it at home. Being raced in Asian country papayas and avocados are very famous on shakes. This one’s a perfect post to rekindle the memories and make one for my children now, who are not so keen into those 2 fruits. Love your photography style. You always have the eye for your readers to salivate over your recipes.

  8. Basically i like papaya.still i am try juice this is very interesting why because papaya Strawberry Avocado Shake two different taste so it looks so nice.defently i will try.Thank you for sharing.

  9. So pretty, Marla! I’m not a huge smoothie fan, but this one I want to try! Love the colors! Oh….and I’ll share a link on California Avocados Direct FB page!

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