Easy Vegan Recipe – Papaya Smoothie With Hemp Seeds from Anyreasonsvegan

Looking for healthy treat to make at home for spring and summer? This papaya smoothie recipe with hemp seeds is a great option! Papaya is a semi sweet tropical fruit you must try as soon as possible if you haven’t already. The flavors are heavenly especially when you combine it with a little coconut milk, some agave, mint, and hemp seeds! This drink has the perfect refreshing qualities you want in any vegan smoothie.

The author says, “I adore this papaya smoothie recipe because it’s so vibrant and healthy. It originates from the Tropics of the Americas, Central America, and Mexico. Furthermore 100 grams of papaya contains 43 calories, 1.7 g fiber, 0.47 g protein, and 6% of your daily requirement of Vitamin A. Papaya is also rich in various B vitamins, as well as vitamins C, E, and K. This nutritious tropical fruit also has iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, and more!

It’s important for me to top my papaya smoothie recipe with about 1 tbsp of hemp seeds! I love hemp seeds they are so tiny yet so nutritious, they are great for plant based diets. They also have a lovely naturally nutty earthy flavor that contrasts the tropical fruit so well. Hemp seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and healthful fatty acids, including omega-3s and omega-6s. They are packed with antioxidants and are also considered a complete protein.”

All you need to make this smoothie is: 3 cups frozen papaya chunks, 1 tbsp orange juice, 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1 tbsp agave nectar, 3 mint leafs, and 3 tbsp hemp seeds. These portions will make 3 servings. I like to top each serving with some mint leafs because it adds a refreshing and distinct flavor like none other!

This papaya smoothie recipe is so simple to make just start by prepping your papaya chunks and freezing them overnight. Then combine them with coconut milk and orange juice in your blender and blend it smooth. Pour the it into 3 separate cups and top each one with mint and hemp seeds. Serve them immediately as well for the best texture and temperature.


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 3


  • 3 cups frozen papaya chunks
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 3 mint leafs
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds


  • Start by slicing your papaya in half and scooping the seeds out.
  • Then use the same spoon to skip out chunks of the papaya fruit.
  • Put the papaya in a ziplock bag and freeze it over night
  • Combine the frozen papaya chunks with the orange juice, coconut milk, and agave nectar in
  • your blender and blend until smooth.
  • Top with hemp seeds and mint leafs

Recipe via Anyreasonsvegan Published with permission from the author

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Friday Favorites – DIY Star Wars Protein Bars – Made With ALOHA Superfood Chocolate Bars

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Newbie Vegan – What I Ate During Week 1 Without Meat and Dairy

It has been 13 days since starting this vegan challenge. In addition to cutting out meat and dairy, I have also cut out all refined sugars and soda, and I rarely eat gluten! Here’s a recap of what I’ve eaten and how I did this challenge last week.

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Food Review – Living Harvest Tempt Coconut Hemp Milk (Original & Unsweetened) – Lazy Girl Vegan 

I love almonds, but after drinking almond milk almost daily for a year, as well as eating raw almonds and using face products that contained almond oil, I noticed allergic reactions on my skin. It turns out that almonds and other tree nuts are some of the top offenders on the allergy chart. Luckily, I received two samples of Living Harvest Tempt Coconut Hemp Milk and found some new favorite milk as a replacement!

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Food Review – ALOHA Daily Good Greens in Original, Berry and Chocolate Flavors – Lazy Girl Vegan

I recently tried a trial of Aloha Daily Good Greens and was impressed! They’re powdered superfood blends that are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and free of artificial ingredients. I loved them so much that I became a Brand Ambassador & am giving you a code below for 20% off your order.


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5 Golden Diet Goals for My 2015 New Year’s Resolution – Eat More Raw Vegan Foods!

Over the past two years, I’ve been trying new vegan foods and transiting from vegetarian to vegan. Naturally, now that I’m eating a full vegan diet in 2015, I want to take a step up and try eating more of a RAW vegan diet! Not fully raw, just more raw (for now)!

Working On My New Year's Resolution for 2015 – Eat More Raw Vegan Foods!

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10 Favorite, Lazy Girl Vegan Meals That Anyone Can Make in a Flash! (With Photos)

Vegan eating without the fuss is TOTALLY possible. I took pictures to prove it 😀

Here are ten, easy, plant-based meal ideas – straight from the mouth of a lazy vegan!

10 Easy, Plant-Based Meal Ideas From The Mouth of a Lazy Vegan (With Photos!)

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