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Digestive Papaya Colada

Cooking Time:

20 Minutes


4 Servings

About the Recipe

If you live in California, Texas, Arizona, Florida, or Hawaii, you may see papayas popping up at your local farmers market. Papayas are seasonal from the months of June - September.

Papayas are loaded with digestive enzymes which make them especially beneficial for those with nervous digestion, IBS, gas/ bloating, abdominal pain (Vata digestive symptoms). They aide disorders such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, and parasites.

They have a warming nature and building post digestive effect which make them very pacifying for Vata constitutions. They are aggravating only in excess for Pittas & Kaphas.

We have added coconut milk and coconut water to reduce its warming qualities and ginger to digest the heaviness of the papaya and coconut.

Combining papaya with ginger and lime juice enhances the digestive qualities of the fruit making this drink a digestive strengthening powerhouse during the summer months. Enjoy chilled by the pool!


  • 2 cups papaya, peeled, seeds removed, chopped into cubes

  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk

  • 2/3 cup coconut water

  • 2/3 cup water

  • Juice of 1/2 a lime (add more to taste)

  • 1 tsp fresh ginger grated

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey (add more to taste)

  • Mint leaves for garnish


  1. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend into a uniform consistency.

  2. Taste and adjust for sweetness and tanginess by adding more lime juice or maple syrup/honey.

  3. Pour mixture into a glass and add mint leaves and/or lime as garnish.

  4. Serve chilled and Enjoy! - Makes 4 cups.

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