Hawaiian Smoothie

Hawaiian Smoothie

hawaiianFor 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.

2 servings, 1 cup each | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled papaya
  • 1/4 cup guava nectar, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 1/2 cup ice

Preparation

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

Nutrition

Per serving : 81 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 21 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 5 mg Sodium; 201 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit

Tips & Notes

  • 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.

Article courtesy of www.eatingwell.com