Papaya, also known also by names papaw or pawpaw, is grown in Asian and Central and South American tropical countries. Papaya originated from Mexico and grown in large quantities in Mexico, Hawaii and Brazil. Brazil is largest producer and exporter of Papaya.
Known for its distinct flavor, Papaya is less pricey compared to other fruits. Cut Papaya pieces are commonly served in restaurants for buffet lunches. When I order a fruit bowl here in Bangalore, I am sure to get a good number of Papaya pieces tucked inside them; helps to keep costs down. Salads with cut Papaya fruit are quite common too. Papaya milkshake by itself is not very well known though and hence I thought I will post the recipe for Papaya Milkshake. This milkshake can be yummy, specially if you love to have Papaya.
Papaya has many known health benefits. It is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, minerals like Calcium, Iron, Potassium and Phosphorus and contains dietary fiber. The fruit is easily digested and reduces constipation. Papaya contains the enzyme Papain which has many known applications. It is used to treat cuts, wounds and rashes and is used as a meat tenderizer.
Papaya should should be avoided by pregnant women since it can lead to abortion.
- Papaya Pieces – 1 Cup
- Milk – 1 to 1 and 1/2 Cup
- Sugar Powder – 2 tsp or as per taste
- Chat Masala – a pinch (optional)
Time to Prepare: 10 min
How To Make Papaya Milkshake:
1. Peel out the outer skin of Papaya fruit and cut the fruit into medium sized pieces.
2. Transfer the Papaya pieces to a mixer jar, Add 1-1/2 cups of Milk and Sugar Powder. Grind all the ingredients to a fine paste. Add Milk if the Papaya paste is too thick.
Now Papaya Milkshake is ready. Pour the Papaya Milkshake into a glass and serve immediately. Top the Papaya Milkshake with Chat Masala if desired.
Note: Make sure you remove the Papaya seeds and whites stuck with the pulp properly. This helps avoid the Papaya Milkshake from acquiring a bitter taste.