Bucha Buddha’s Strawberry Papaya Kombucha Smoothie

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This strawberry papaya kombucha smoothie is sweet, creamy, and healthy. This recipe is a great breakfast smoothie but also works well as a mid-day snack. The digestive benefits of the papaya mixed with the kombucha make it a powerful beverage.

Papaya is native to Central America but is also grown in Hawaii and Florida. Known for its health benefits, this sweet orange fruit is delicious on its own or mixed into a smoothie.


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Strawberry Papaya Kombucha Smoothie

  • Total Time:
    10 minutes

  • Yield:
    1 Serving 1x


Papaya’s sweet taste, combined with the tanginess of kombucha, makes for a delicious fruit smoothie with abundant vitamins and nutrients. 



  • 4 oz black tea kombucha
  • 4 oz frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup diced papaya
  • 1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar
  • Sliced strawberry to garnish (optional)


  1. Peel and dice the papaya.
  2. Combine frozen strawberries and papaya in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Add the kombucha and sweetener and blend for 5-10 seconds until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Pour into a glass.
  5. Garnish with sliced strawberry (optional).
  6. Enjoy!


Green or white tea kombucha can be used instead of black tea kombucha. For extra flavor, you could also use strawberry kombucha.

If you do not have honey or agave, you can choose your preferred sweetener, such as white sugar, cane sugar, stevia, maple syrup, etc. If you don’t have one of the fruit ingredients, some suitable substitutes include watermelon, kiwi, blueberries, or apples.

Add a scoop of protein powder or a superfood such as spirulina or chia seeds for added benefits to this already healthy smoothie. To make your smoothie a bit creamier, add oat, coconut, or almond milk.

Make it a smoothie bowl. Add a handful of ice to the blender (for a thicker consistency). Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top it with cacao nibs, granola, flax seeds, peanut butter, goji berries, etc.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

What Does a Strawberry Papaya Kombucha Smoothie Taste Like?

The flavor profile of this smoothie is fruity, sweet, and tangy. The papaya offers a subtle sweetness similar to a cantaloupe, and the strawberries are also sweet with a bit of tartness. Combined with the kombucha, which adds a hint of tang, this smoothie recipe is delicious and nutritious.

What Are the Health Benefits of a Strawberry Papaya Kombucha Smoothie?

Kombucha has millions of probiotics, which aid in digestion and gut health, and antioxidants which can help the body fight off cancer-causing free radicals. It may also reduce the risk of heart disease and may help manage type 2 diabetes.


  • Are a good source of magnesium and potassium.
  • Can provide more vitamin C than an orange.
  • Are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity.
  • Are a low-glycemic fruit.


  • Helps reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
  • Aids in digestion.
  • Can improve blood glucose control in people who have diabetes.
  • May lower blood pressure.
  • Can improve wound healing.

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How Much Caffeine Is In a Strawberry Papaya Kombucha Smoothie?

There is around 7 mg of caffeine in this strawberry kombucha papaya smoothie. Papaya and strawberries do not contain caffeine, so you only get caffeine from the black tea kombucha.

How Many Calories Are In a Strawberry Papaya Kombucha Smoothie?

There are around 162 calories in one serving of this smoothie. Most of the calories come from the papaya, then the strawberries, then the honey, and finally the kombucha. This is an excellent alternative to other high-calorie sugary drinks.

Should You Make This Recipe with Young, Sweet Kombucha or Older, Sour Kombucha?

This recipe is already sweet, so you can use kombucha in any brewing period. Young kombucha will further enhance the sweetness, while older kombucha will add a bit of tartness. Depending on your personal preferences, both are great choices.


Margaret has been drinking kombucha for its health benefits since 2010. Not only does she love drinking it, but she also enjoys brewing her own homemade booch. Her favorite combination so far is mint-strawberry, but she is always experimenting with new recipes.

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