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Power drink restores your energy: Dairy-free papaya and fruit smoothie

So many smoothies are made with daily products such as milk or ice cream which can be difficult for some to digest if they are lactose intolerant. Here is a recipe that is strictly made of fruit that is naturally sweet, full-bodied and quiet nutritious. The papaya gives this drink its bright coral coloring and lots of nutrients. The banana provides potassium while the juices bring vitamin C to the table with a citrus tang blended in for a refreshing twist.

Dairy-free papaya and fruit smoothie
Levi Brown


  • ¾ cup of pineapple juice
  • ¾ cup of orange juice
  • 2 cups of diced papaya
  • ½ of a medium banana cut into chunks
  • 12 large ice cubes


  1. Place all ingredients into the blender and pulse until the ice and fruit chunks render down.
  2. Then set to puree and blend until all is smooth.
  3. Pour into glasses and serve while cold.
  4. Enjoy!


  • If your smoothie isn’t sweet enough for you add a little honey to your glass ¼ teaspoon at a time until it is just right.

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Jackson residents can shop at any of these local grocery stores: Pick’n Save or Wal-mart for all the ingredients needed for this recipe.

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