Papaya Coconut Smoothie

Fruity, creamy, silky and full of protein and healthy fats, this smoothie is sure to satisfy even the hungriest breakfasters!

All photography by August Nyson. See all her beautiful work here
Recipe originally printed in the April '18 edition of Women's Lifestyle Magazine. Check it out at here and here

You will need:

1 Tbsp chia seeds, soaked in ½ cup water
1 Cup nondairy milk (pictured with almond milk)
¼ Cup coconut milk (full fat, can shaken)
1 banana
1 cup of papaya, cut into chunks
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
2 dates, pitted
Pinch of Himalayan pink salt
Optional: Garnish with coconut shreds and an extra slice of papaya

You will make: (1) 20 ounce smoothie

1.)   In a small dish, mix chia seeds into water. Set aside for fifteen minutes to soak the chia seeds completely
2.)   Place all ingredients in a vitamix or other blender, adding liquid ingredients first
3.)   Blend on high approximately one minute until all ingredients are blended smoothly

4.)   Pour into a large glass and enjoy for breakfast or a mid-day snack


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