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Papaya and turmeric smoothie

Refreshing tropical spiced smoothie.


½ medium papaya (peeled, seeded, and chopped)

1 large banana

45g whole almonds, soaked in water overnight and drained

½ tsp ground turmeric

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp lemon or lime juice (approx. 1/2 small lemon or lime)

2 tbsp light-flavoured honey (such as acacia)

½ cup water (or more for thinner consistency)

1 cup ice


Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.


This is also great with an orange—reduce the water slightly to compensate.