Papaya Juice tastes like a trip to a tropical island! It’s naturally sweet and thick and is excellent for improving digestion. Learn how to make this delicious Papaya Juice using a blender.

Two glasses of papaya juice next to a fresh papaya.

Also known as pawpaws, papayas are tropical fruits with soft flesh in vibrant coral-pink to bright yellow color and tiny black seeds. They’re easy to peel and can be super sweet when ripe. 

I love having fresh ripe papaya pieces over oatmeal with a few coconut shavings and coconut cream or simply sliced with a squeeze of lime juice over it. Delicious!

Even though papaya was previously an exotic tropical fruit that could be hard to find, it’s now usually available throughout the year. Most of the ones you find in the United States are grown in Mexico or Central America.

So, whether you want to whip up a refreshing juice for a poolside party on a hot day or have a little taste of summer in the heart of winter, this Papaya Juice recipe is a winner.

And, as a bonus, Papaya Juice is also on my list of the best juicing recipes for bloating.

A freshly sliced papaya on a wooden cutting board.

Key Ingredients

The tropical taste of this Papaya Juice comes from its fresh, exotic ingredients. And they’re not only tasty, but they’re healthy too!

Papaya

The best way to pick the perfect papaya is to smell it and gently press the area on top of the papaya where the stem was attached. Ripe papayas smell slightly musky and sweet and will be soft but not too squishy. 

Papayas have many amazing health benefits. Because they contain an antioxidant that filters out harmful blue light rays, papayas can help promote eye health. When eaten regularly, papayas can help reduce the risk and progression of macular degeneration. 

They can also help prevent asthma, improve bone health, and are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, and magnesium. 

Limes

Key limes are slightly smaller than the more common Persian lime. They are also less acidic and sweeter, making them the best type of lime for this recipe. If you can’t find key limes, Persian limes will work just fine, or you can substitute the two limes with one lemon. 

Limes are packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, and other nutrients! They can boost immunity, help promote healthy skin, and can help improve iron absorption. 

Oranges

Fresh oranges add more sweetness to this recipe so you don’t need to add any sweeteners or added sugar. 

Water

You can increase or decrease the water you use in this recipe according to personal preference. If you like coconut water, you can use that instead for added nutrients and hydration.

Special Equipment 

You can use a standing blender or food processor for this recipe. You could use an immersion blender if you don’t have either of them. It will work just as well!

A large handled mason jar filled with papaya juice.

Recipe Steps

This juice is so easy to make! These are the basic steps, but see the recipe card below for quantities and other details. 

This is the same process I use to make Plum Juice as well!

Step One

Peel the papaya and remove the seeds. Peel the limes and oranges. Cut all the produce into small chunks. 

Step Two

Place all the ingredients in your blender or food processor.

Step Three

Blend or process the juice until it’s smooth. Add sweetener if you’re using it, and stir that through.

Step Four

Serve the juice immediately with a few ice cubes, or store it covered in the fridge. 

I hope you enjoy this delicious papaya drink as much as I do! This simple papaya juice is a great way to get a healthy dose of nutrients, and not to mention flavor. It’s perfect in the summer months when you want the best flavor for your taste buds.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • It’s easy to double or triple this delicious Papaya Juice recipe for more servings.
  • You can use one lemon instead of two limes in this recipe.
  • It’s best to serve fresh juice immediately. But, if you have some leftovers or you’re prepping for a gathering, you can store it in a covered container in the fridge.
  • If you store this juice, stir it well before you serve it, as it may settle.
  • You can use any sweetener or leave it out. Papaya is a sweet fruit, so it’s best to taste the juice before adding sweetener.
  • You can get creative with this recipe! Try adding coconut milk or orange juice to your homemade papaya juice for different variation. Pour your “aqua de papaya” into ice cube trays and use the bright orange ice cubes in other drinks.
Fresh papaya in a pile with one sliced in half.

Recipe FAQs

Can papaya juice help me to lose weight?

You may have heard that papaya promotes weight loss. The truth is that maintaining a healthy weight requires having a healthy lifestyle that includes the right amount of healthy food and enough exercise. 

Even though it may not directly help you to lose weight, papaya also contains a unique enzyme called papain, which may help people who enjoy a healthy lifestyle to burn fat, and it’s great food with no added sugars.

Papaya is delicious and healthy food and contains all kinds of vitamins and minerals, so it’s an excellent choice to include in a healthy diet.

Do I have to peel the papaya and get rid of the seeds?

Yes, you should remove the peel and the seeds. Although papaya seeds are highly nutritious, they are bitter, and the juice will lose much of its sweetness.

Can I leave the water out of this juice?

Yes, you can. However, it will turn into a thick juice that is more like a smoothie than juice! If you enjoy that, feel free to leave the water out.

Can I make this juice using a juicer?

Papaya is notoriously difficult to put through a juicer because it is such a soft fruit. If you want to juice papaya in a juicer, you’ll need to pair it with a hard vegetable like carrots to help the juicer work properly. Try this recipe with the addition of 2-3 carrots.

Halved papaya fruits with citrus.

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Two glasses of papaya juice next to a fresh papaya.

Papaya Juice Using a Blender

Papaya Juice tastes like a trip to a tropical island! It’s naturally sweet and thick and is excellent for improving digestion. Learn how to make this delicious Papaya Juice using a blender.

  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 medium-sized ripe papaya, peeled with the seed removed (around 2 cups)
  • 2 limes
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 cups water
  • Ice cubes (optional, for serving)
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional, for serving)

Instructions

  1. Peel the papaya, remove the little black seeds, and cut it into small pieces.
  2. Peel the limes and oranges and cut them into small pieces. The fruit should be in small enough pieces for everything to fit nicely into your blender.
  3. Add the fruit and water to the base. Blend or process on the highest setting until the mixture is smooth or for around a minute.
  4. Serve your Papaya Juice with a couple of ice cubes and an optional sprig of mint for decoration.

Notes

  1. It’s easy to double or triple this delicious Papaya Juice recipe for more servings.
  2. You can use one lemon instead of two limes in this recipe.
  3. It’s best to serve fresh juice immediately. But, if you have some leftovers or you’re prepping for a gathering, you can store it in a covered container in the fridge.
  4. If you store this juice, stir it well before you serve it as it may settle.
  5. You can use any sweetener or leave it out. Papaya is a sweet fruit, so it’s best to taste the juice before adding sweetener.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 76
  • Sugar: 15 g
  • Sodium: 4.8 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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