Jun 11, 2020

Papaya Protein Smoothie with Cacao

By Nikki Jahnke
Papaya Protein Smoothie with Cacao

Why you’ll love this Papaya Protein Smoothie

Looking for a delicious way to pack more veggies into your day when you're on the go? Need breakfast ideas that are quick, easy and nutritious, and preferably taste like dessert? Insist that every meal tastes better when it includes chocolate?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then this chocolatey papaya protein smoothie from our friend and Holistic Health Coach Nikki Jahnke has your name on it. Featuring a double dose of cacao from chocolate protein powder and our adaptogenic Calm Cacao Superblend, digestion-supporting papaya and two veggies you probably never thought to add to a smoothie — cauliflower and cucumber — this decadent, power-packed smoothie is easy to make and perfect for fuelling you through the day, post-workout recovery or anytime nutrient-dense snacking.

PS: Yep, Nikki topped this bad boy with frozen BANANA BREAD CHUNKS :)

Ingredients for Papaya Protein Smoothie

  • ½ frozen banana 
  • ½ cup frozen papaya 
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower 
  • handful frozen cucumber 
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (vanilla or unflavored protein will work for a less chocolately smoothie) 
  • 1 tbsp JOYÀ Calm Cacao Superblend
  • 1 cup milk of choice

Elevate your smoothie with optional toppings

  • Hemp seeds 
  • Cacao nibs 
  • Shredded coconut
  • Frozen banana bread chunks (that's right - dig in with a spoon!) or other toppings of your choice

How to make a papaya protein smoothie

  1. Add all ingredients (except toppings) to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and no chunks remain.
  2. Pour into glass(es), optionally add toppings and enjoy!

Tips for storing smoothie leftovers

Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 24 hours. Alternatively, pour leftovers into an ice cube tray and use to make other smoothies

Nikki Jahnke
by Nikki Jahnke

Nicolette Jahnke is a bachelors-prepared registered nurse and certified holistic health coach based out of Chicago. She believes in finding what nourishes us on and off the plate and loves creating healthy recipes!