Here's an extremely easy, healthy and delicious drink for all you smoothie lovers. It's from Karen Greene's book, "Fast! Fresh! Fruity!"
2 papayas, ripe (Note)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
Peel, seed and coarsely chop papayas. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Makes 2 servings.
Note: I'm sure this recipe calls for small
papayas frequently found on northern supermarket shelves. They are about the
size of a medium avocado. Our papayas in the south run up to twice the size of a
cantaloupe, obviously much too large to use two in this recipe. Use your
judgment. About 2 cups of papaya cubes would make two tall glasses of
smoothie. Select the ripest for best flavor. If not ripe enough,
you may have to add a little sugar to the smoothie.