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Servings: 4
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Small papaya, peeled seeded and coarsely chopped 1
Mango, peeled seeded and coarsely chopped
Ripe banana, peeled and coarsely chopped
Fat free milk 1½ cup
Sugar 2 tablespoons
Crushed ice 1 cup

  1. Combine the fruit in a blender and puree to break everything up.
  2. Add milk, sugar, and ice; blend until thick and frothy.

Diabetic Exchange
Fruit: 1; Vegetables: 0; Meat: 0; Milk: 0; Fat: 0; Carbs: 0; Other: 0

Aaron Sanchez for Melissa’s Variety Produce

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ¼ recipe
Calories 140
Calories from Fat 5
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 55 mg
Total Carbohydrate 33 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 27 g
Proteins 4 g
Vitamin A 45% DV
Vitamin C 70% DV
Calcium 10% DV
Iron 2% DV
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