Have you had Guava before? If you like tropical fruits and you haven’t had Guava, you are missing out. Guava is a the top of my favorite fruits, it’s so fragrant, it smell like summer and happiness. My Dad used to make guava smoothies when I was a kid and I still the remember the taste and smell of it. I made my own version of it, dairy free and sugar free but really, Guavas don’t need more than a little sugar, they have the magic to make smoothies incredibly creamy. Try it!
Guava trees grow in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America so, when I saw them at my local grocery store I could not wait to get my hands on them.
Guavas are also a little tricky, just like avocados. The softest guavas are the sweeter ones but be careful because they can go from ripe and sweet to perished in one day! They are also rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. It is great in jams, pies, cakes, pastries and drinks.
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Check the recipe for my Dairy Free Guava smoothie below.
Guava Smoothie/Dairy Free
If the guavas are not very sweet you might need to add more sweetener.
- 3 ripe Guavas
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 packet Stevia
- Remove the ends of the Guava and cut them in half.
- Blend all the ingredients except the ice until very smooth. If you think its too thick add some more milk.
- Strain through cheesecloth or fine sieve. Discard the seeds.
- Return to the blender and add the ice.