The papaya is the darling among my favorite fruits! It is so delicate and smooth, not to mention its glorious orange color and fragrant scent. Yes, I am declaring my love for papaya! I became a bona fide papaya and banana smoothie addict during the time I lived in Cayey, PR. Mainly because there was an amazing little frutera (fruit stand) just a few steps from my house. Aside from serving cold coconut water and selling all kinds of viandas and fruits (oh, how I miss eating fresh pineapple and quenepas!), they also made a wide combination of smoothies. I must have spent a good third of my salary on their smoothies (yes! it was worth it). Anyway, I was pining for that little frutera the other day and so in its honor, here I share the ever soothing wonder of the smoothie world: 1 cup papaya, 1 banana, and 2 cups apple juice and blend blend blend! The taste of heaven (or a tropical version of it) awaits you in every gulp!