Papaya Peanut Smoothie

With summer in full swing here in London I thought I'd post a smoothie recipe that is full of  the exotic taste of the holiday season- papaya, lime and coconut with an added protein hit of peanut to give you a meal in a glass - great as a meal replacement or a pre workout boost. I'm drinking mine before an evening of teaching ballet barre workout and pilates, so lots of energy required and this is perfect pre multiple plies, and abdominal workouts!

Obviously if you've a nut allergy, leave out the nut butter,  it's just as tasty and you can always substitute by adding extra Greek yoghurt.

It'll make two large glasses so share the summer love around and give a glass to a friend in need. Enjoy!

Papaya Peanut Smoothie

1 papaya
1 banana
330 ml coconut water
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp Greek yoghurt
2 dsp medium oatmeal
2 dsp peanut butter ( pure nut butter with no sugar,salt or additives)

Scoop out the papaya seeds and throw away, then scoop out the papaya flesh and put in a liquidiser along with the chopped banana and all the other ingredients- whizz up until it's fully mixed, decant into glasses and drink!

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