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.
Servings: 2 servings, 1 cup each
chopped fresh pineapple
chopped peeled papaya
guava nectar, (see Ingredient Note)
grenadine, (see Ingredient Note)
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.
nectar is available in most markets, with the juices or in the Latin American section.
Calories 81, Sodium 5 mg, Carbohydrate 21 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 1 g, Potassium 201 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin C 100%. Exchanges: Fruit 1.5.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet