Papaya and Young Coconut Soup

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

I first tasted a similar recipe at a raw potluck in Boxborough, Ma. I have tweaked it a bit to suit my tastes. This is a delicious blend of raw super fruits that will delight the most discriminating palate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and de-seed papaya. Cut in half. Cube ½ of the papaya. Set the other half aside.
  2. Remove milk from coconuts. Crack them open and clean out the insides. Young coconut meat is soft and easily removed. I use a spoon to scoop it out.
  3. Put the coconut milk and meat in a blender and blend until smooth. Strain. This will remove any little pieces of hard shell that get into the mix. Clean out the blender to ensure no hard pieces remain.
  4. Return the strained coconut mixture back to the blender and add the cubed papaya, one of the bananas, cinnamon, vanilla, and dates. Blend on high until totally incorporated.
  5. Put in large bowl and then cube the rest of the papaya, chop the other banana in ½ inch pieces and add to the puree. You can add other raw fruits such as strawberries or raspberries, its up to you.
  6. Serve cold and store left overs covered in the refrigerator. This is very perishable so eat it quickly!
  7. Bon Appetit.


Most Helpful

If you are a big cinnamon fan, you might like this. I like cinnamon but didn't care for in this, I think it overpowers the beautiful tropical flavors of the fruit especially the coconut. I love young coconut.

mail4cindy March 02, 2009

Very nice! I made half a batch and used jarred papaya because that is all that is available around here lately. (And I called all the grocery stores!) After cutting the point off the young coconut (that's what the Melissa's brand label said to do), I poked a couple holes in it with a carrot peeler hammered by a meat tenderizer! Then I tried a few kitchen implements to get it further open. Finally I asked my 12yo son, "do you still have that little saw from the woodworking set?" The coconut water was so good I had to stop myself from drinking it so I could make the soup! Great soup! Reviewed for Healthy Choices ABC tag.

mliss29 September 11, 2008

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