This energetic blend of guava, pineapple, banana and cherry will have your taste buds thinking you've been teleported to a tropical beach.
If you wish you were on a sunny beach right now, you’ve come to the right place.
This tropical fruit smoothie recipe is another creation from expert chef Ari Sexner. The energetic blend is perfect as a mid-day snack or a go-to breakfast smoothie.
This new fruity recipe is also:
- Super yummy!
Click here to skip straight to the recipe. Read on to learn why we love it.
Why We Love This Guava Smoothie Recipe
The smoothie is easy to make and, most importantly, tastes incredible. The flavor profile is sweet, fruity and balanced.
Here is what chef Ari had to say about this one:
“For this smoothie, we wanted to come up with something as tropical as possible. However, most people are not located in tropical areas, so it might be hard to source some products — in this case fresh guava. That’s why I recommend trying to source high-quality, natural guava nectar or puree.
Coconut water is the liquid element. Start by adding just some of the coconut water when you are combining all of the ingredients —you can always add more to make the smoothie slightly thinner. (If you make it thick, you can also use the finished recipe as a smoothie bowl base).
The fresh lime juice in this recipe really cuts through some of the sweetness providing a fresh flavor.”
Guava Smoothie Health Benefits
This healthy recipe has loads of benefits, including:
- Reduces inflammation. Four of the six ingredients have anti-inflammatory properties.
- Good for immune system health. There’s a ton of the immune-boosting vitamin C in this smoothie.
- Antioxidant rich. Potassium, manganese and copper, just to name a few.
- High in vitamins and minerals. These include vitamin A, B9-folate and more.
- Good for digestive health. Guava, banana and pineapple are all good for digestion.
- Increases energy. It might feel like you took an energy shot!
Let’s talk about something this smoothie does not have: dairy. A lot of tropical smoothie recipes you find online include Greek yogurt or even ice cream. But this one is totally dairy-free.
Pro tip: If you like creamier smoothies, try using coconut milk instead of coconut water, or even a blend of the two. That’s a nice dairy-free way to add some creaminess and calories to the finished smoothie.
There is also no added sugar. The guava, banana, cherry and pineapple provide enough sweetness on their own.
A Quick Word on Sourcing Ingredients
As chef Ari mentioned above, guava can be quite tough to get at most local grocery stores. That’s why we suggest using guava juice or, ideally, guava nectar.
If you can get your hands on fresh guava, feel free to opt for that — just be sure to cut it into chunks and freeze it beforehand. A half cup of guava chunks is a good amount to start with. You can always add more.
- increases energy
- improves digestion
|guava nectar||3 oz||85 g||6 tablespoons|
|frozen banana||3 oz||85 g||2/3 medium banana|
|frozen cherry||3 oz||85 g||10 cherries|
|frozen pineapple||2 oz||57 g||1/3 cup pineapple chunks|
|coconut water||1.5 fl oz||44 ml||3 tablespoons|
|lime juice||0.25 fl oz||7 ml||1/2 tablespoon|
Cold press the limes to make the lime juice ingredient.
Add all of the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
If you like creamier smoothies, try using coconut milk instead of coconut water, or even a blend of the two.
Make sure you use frozen ingredients or you’ll have to add ice cubes to get that smoothie-like texture, and ice cubes have a habit of watering down a smoothie’s flavor.
Feel free to experiment by adding other tropical ingredients you may have on hand (passion fruit, papaya, kiwi, etc) .
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