Saturday, July 28, 2012

Something Pink - A Delicious Guava Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

To make a pink smoothie you can use strawberries, raspberries, cherries, pink papaya or water melon - fresh or frozen. My fruit of choice today is a nicely ripe pink guava. Guava is very rich in vitamin C, potassium, manganese, copper, and fiber. The pink flesh also contains lycopene.

Guava is a tropical fruit that can have white, pink, yellow or red flesh. When ripe, it is soft with a creamy texture. It has many small seeds and a rather though skin that you would want to remove before blending. I order to do so, you can pass it through a food mill or a coarse sieve using a wooden spoon or a pestle. Discard the peel and the seeds and use the fruit pulp for your smoothie. You may, of course, use the whole fruit. Simply remove the peel and throw the whole fruit into a blender. But be warned. Guava seeds do not blend well.

  • pulp of 5-6 ripe pink guavas
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 cups nut milk of your choice
  • 2-3 ice cubes (optional)

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  • I do not add any sweeteners into this smoothie because ripe fruits are sweet already. You may, however, add a dash of stevia or a spoon of raw honey.
  • Pour the smoothie into tall glasses and enjoy it in good company!
Tip: If you are lucky enough to find pink guava on the market, you may want to preserve some for a later use. Make a guava pulp and freeze it in small portions that can be used later in your smoothies.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

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