Papaya-orange juice immunity booster

This refreshing drink is healthy and loaded with vitamin C

orange drink in glass with mint leaf

A super healthy beverage that cools you instantly and fortifies you with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Papaya is not liked by many, but team it with orange juice and you have a winner. This juice boosts your immunity and nourishes you from inside out.

Serves 3 – 4



Use a well ripened papaya and you may not need any sweetener at all. Pour the smoothie into jars with tight-fitting lids to make great on-the-go beverages.

  • 1 medium-sized, ripe papaya
  • 1 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • Honey as a sweetener, if needed
  • A few mint leaves, to garnish

Preparation method

  1. Cut the papaya into chunks. Blend it along with orange juice and turmeric powder to a thick but drinkable consistency. Use more orange juice or water to thin it if necessary. Taste and sweeten with honey if needed.
  2. Pour into tall glasses, garnish with mint leaves and serve chilled.
This recipe first appeared in the February 2016 issue of Complete Wellbeing.

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Anjana Devasahayam
Anjana Devasahayam is an engineer turned recipe developer, food stylist and photographer for her blog. She shares wholesome, delicious recipes; be it family heirlooms, classic recipes from around the world or her own inventions to feed her family of three.


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