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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2003


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10 mins


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  • 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

1 cup
86 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 22.4g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 17.1g; fat 0.2g; saturated fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 422.9IU; vitamin c 69.6mg; folate 29.3mcg; calcium 21.9mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 19.4mg; potassium 177.8mg; sodium 6.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 5g.

1 1/2 fruit