Vegan Papaya Smoothie Bowl (Easy)

Smoothie bowls always look so good on Pinterest or Instagram.

Have you made up your mind that you want to try those thick aesthetically pleasing smoothie bowls?

If this is the case, I have just the perfect recipe! It’s easy, healthy, and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients!

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Papaya Smoothie Bowl

Vegan Papaya Smoothie Bowl (Easy)

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Whip up an Easy Vegan Papaya Smoothie Bowl, a vibrant and nutritious start to your day with the tropical sweetness of papaya, topped with your favorite smoothie bowl toppings.

  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1/2 cup fresh papaya
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter

Instructions

  • Using a food processor or a high-speed blender (such as a Vitamix or a Nutribullet) add your ingredients in.
  • Blend for 2-3 minutes. Add a tiny bit more liquid if needed.
  • Taste and adjust the sweetness, thickness, etc.
  • Dollop the blended smoothie onto your favorite bowls and garnish with your toppings.
  • Now dig in, and enjoy!

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 3
  • Category: Smoothie, Smoothie Bowl
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie bowl
  • Calories: 311
  • Sugar: 35.6g
  • Fat: 11.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.4g
  • Fiber: 7.7g
  • Protein: 5.6g

Why You Will Love This Papaya Smoothie Bowl

Papaya Smoothie Bowl served in a round blue bowl

If you have ever made a papaya smoothie, you will know that papaya brings a deep tropical flavor.

To summarize why you will love this smoothie bowl:

  • It’s Easy To Make.
  • It’s Dairy-Free.
  • It’s Vegan-Friendly.
  • It’s Low In Calories.
  • It’s Low In Fat.
  • It’s Full Of Nutrients.
  • It Helps Cool You Down On a Hot Day.
  • It’s Easily Customizable. 

And many other reasons too.

One of the main reasons I personally love this bowl is because it’s so delicious, without the need for any special ingredients to added sugar.

If you do enjoy this smoothie, I recommend that you also try my tropical dragon fruit smoothie bowl, my weight loss papaya smoothie, and my pineapple papaya smoothie recipe!

Customizing The Smoothie Bowl & Recipe Notes

Papaya Smoothie Bowl topped with fresh fruit and seeds

  • The Smoothie Base: You can either use another type of dairy-free milk of choice or add an extra tropical taste by using coconut water.
  • No Banana: For a no-banana version, swap the banana for another type of tropical fruit, such as pineapple.
  • Nutritional Boost: Add a handful of spinach, a tablespoon of chia seeds, and even matcha powder for a boost of nutrients and antioxidants. 
  • Protein Boost: Add a scoop of protein powder for 20-25g of extra protein!
  • Creamier Version: If you are not vegan, add 1/3 cup of yogurt for extra creaminess, probiotics, and protein. 

My Top Smoothie Bowl-Making Tips

  1. Blend to Smooth Perfection: Ensure all ingredients are fully blended to achieve a smooth, creamy texture. A high-power blender works best.
  2. Use Frozen Fruit: Frozen mango and banana will give your smoothie bowl a thick, ice-cream-like consistency. If you don’t have frozen fruit, the smoothie bowl recipe won’t work.
  3. Chill Your Bowl: Place your serving bowl in the freezer for a few minutes before assembling your smoothie bowl to keep it cold longer.
  4. Enhance with Toppings: Add texture and nutrients with toppings.
  5. Serve Immediately: To maintain the perfect consistency and temperature, serve the smoothie bowl immediately after preparation.

Papaya Smoothie Bowl

Suggested Smoothie Bowl Toppings:

Some toppings that work well with this vegan papaya smoothie bowl include:  

  • Sliced Fresh Fruit.
  • Fresh Berries.
  • Crunchy Seeds And Nuts.
  • Coconut Flakes.
  • Cacao Nibs.
  • Dollop Of Yogurt.
  • A Drizzle Of Nut Butter.

Experiment with your own preferred toppings too and test what you like!

The Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability:
Nutribullet
Vitamix Blender
BlendJet X
Ninja Blender
Oster Blender X
Hamilton Blender
AMZChef Blender X
Wamife Blender X
Ninja Food Processor
Kitchen Aid Food Chopper X
Hamilton Beach Food Processor

I suggest that you use a food processor when making this smoothie bowl. 

However, high-speed blenders can also work.

A budget blender that works well with this smoothie bowl recipe is the Nutribullet 600.

If making more than one serving, do not use a Nutribullet, but rather use a higher-capacity blender.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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