Papaya Water

easy papaya water

I really love simple things. Especially lately. I feel crazy with planning, crazy with visiting relatives, crazy when I get home from work at 11 pm and have to be back at 6 the next morning. The only time that I’ve felt calm this past week is when I went for a night run on Wednesday with a bunch of people I’ve never met before. It was good. Just sweat and headlamps and easy conversation.

This recipe is easy too.  It’s not papaya juice, it’s papaya water, which is exactly what it sounds like. Fruit waters are just as good as juices…maybe even better, because they last longer and you have better control over the flavor balance.

yes, it's quite yonic


Aside from peeling and chopping the papaya, this recipe is rather effortless. It’s pretty prefect for a Friday in early spring, when you want to spend less time cleaning the kitchen and more time enjoying the warm sun on the trail.


easy papaya water



Papaya Water


  • 1 papaya
  • 4 - 5 cups of cold water
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup or so of honey


  1. Peel, seed, and chop the papaya. The easiest way to remove the seeds is with an ice cream scoop.
  2. Combine the papaya, 4 cups of water, the lime juice, and half the honey in the blender. Taste. Add more water or honey as needed.
  3. Enjoy over ice.


8 thoughts on “Papaya Water

    1. Thanks Maryea. I loved your 36-for-36 list…thanks for reminding us of things that are super important, but we (ok, I) seem to forget about

    1. Hahah well I’m probably not as busy as you are, but I get overwhelmed really easily. Thanks, joanne 🙂

  1. Oh man, this reminds me of all those delicious blended fruit+water concoctions you see all over South/Central America. I need a pitcher of this asap!

    1. Oh yeah, this is definitely a rip-off of Mexican Papaya water. Only they add so much sugar….yikes, fruit is already sweet folks!

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