1. Combine pawpaw puree, pear slices and juice,lemon juice, and cayenne in a blender. Blend until smooth.
2. Add sugar to taste, serve and enjoy!
Pawpaws (Asimina triloba) are the largest and most tropical fruit native to the Eastern United States. They grow as far South as Florida, as north as Michigan, and range from the Atlantic Ocean to Nebraska. While widely unknown today, Pawpaws have a rich cultural and ecological history in the region and their flavor has been prized for millennia.
The flavor of pawpaws can range widely based on their region and growing conditions, but they’re usually described as a mix between a banana and a mango, with notes of lemon or creme brulée. No matter what, they’re always distinctly tropical and sweet.
This “Prickly Pawpaw” Smoothie recipe came from The Joy of Pawpaw Cookbook, produced by the North American Pawpaw Grower’s Association and the Ohio Pawpaw Festival. This recipe was originally created by Janette, then tested by Luisa Balieiro Guimaraes. Pre-Order the cookbook today and pick it up at the Ohio Pawpaw Festival!
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