For the best taste and color, use a red-fleshed Hawaiian papaya for this exotic, lip-puckering taste of island summer. Papayas are loaded with papain, a digestive enzyme, so this smoothie is a good dessert to settle stomachs after a substantial meal.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2003


Recipe Summary

10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place ingredients in the order listed in a blender. Pulse three times to chop the fruit, then blend until smooth. Serve immediately.



Ingredient Notes: Grenadine is a red syrup (originally flavored with pomegranate juice) used to color and flavor drinks. Look for it in the bar-mix section of your supermarket.

Guava nectar is available in most markets, with the juices or in the Latin American section.

Nutrition Facts

86 calories; protein 0.7g 1% DV; carbohydrates 22.4g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 17.1g; fat 0.2g; saturated fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 422.9IU 9% DV; vitamin c 69.6mg 116% DV; folate 29.3mcg 7% DV; calcium 21.9mg 2% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 19.4mg 7% DV; potassium 177.8mg 5% DV; sodium 6.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV; added sugar 5g.

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Rating: 5 stars
Lovely tasty treat I love it it's so yummy!!!! Pros: Better than going out Cons: Miss Read More
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I tried it and it was wonderful. It tasted like the sight of seeing a waterfall. Read More