July 15, 2018

July is Papaya Month, and we’re sharing an awesome LEAN SENSE protein shake recipe for the everyday athlete. This recipe is tropical, packed with delicious, nutritious, goodness, and perfect for summer.

First, just a bit about papayas. Also sometimes called PawPaw (although pawpaws are a different fruit that makes a great papaya substitution), papaya has a sweet taste without the processed sugar. This amazing fruit reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, improves wound healing, and lowers blood pressure. Papayas have enzymes that are well-documented to aid digestion and enhance the ability to absorb nutrients.

Papayas also offer culinary versatility and can be incorporated into anyone’s diet in incredibly easy ways, or with a heavy gourmet touch. They can be served alone, boost a salad, or incorporated into delicacies in creative ways.

Give the following recipe a try for Papaya Month and tag us on social with your favoriteLEAN SENSE papaya recipes.

LEAN SENSE Papaya protein recipe:

This recipe is packed with nutrient-dense superfoods to help boost your health and add to the taste. Adjust the ingredients and their amounts to your liking.


  • 1 cup chopped papaya (can be frozen or fresh)
  • ½ banana
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder or ½ tsp freshly grated turmeric
  • 1 tsp maca root powder
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt, if dairy is okay for you
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract, or to taste
  • 1 handful of ice, or freeze additional coconut water in advance
  • 1 cup  LEAN SENSE all-natural, low-carb whey protein. Best if you use Gulf Stream Vanilla Bean Flavor.


Just add the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. If you add the powdered items one at a time, it can help the blending process.

Other fruits you might consider are pineapple, mango, pawpaw, and peaches. If you don’t like banana, use avocado or mango. If coconut water isn’t your jam, use almond milk, coconut milk, or even hemp seed milk.