Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Guavalicious Smoothie

Two years ago when most of California went through a severe cold spell, the two guava trees we inherited when we moved into our home withered and browned and almost died from frost. I've been waiting patiently, hoping for our trees to bear fruit again. Finally a few weeks ago my hopes were answered. We now have enough to feed ourselves, our families and friends, and those birds!

I love our guavas. They are of the pink variety. Small, but so soft and sweet and so very fragrant. This afternoon I thought I'd fix a quick drink for the boys, so what better way to use up our supply of guava than to make a smoothie.

Guava Banana Smoothie recipe:

Mix in a blender:
4-5 pink guavas
1 banana
1 cup of milk
1 tablespoon of sugar (or more if desired)

You can certainly strain all of this to get rid of the seeds if you want to, but I usually eat the guava seeds anyways, so I skipped out on the straining. I thought a slice of guava made a beautiful garnish.

Of course you can enjoy the guavas whole...

...or sliced. Look how pretty they are on the inside.

Guavas ripening on the tree:


Sandy said...

MMM.. guava smoothie! I have a bag full of guavas so I'll probably have to try making it this weekend. Can I try it without the bananas though?

shavedicesundays said...

sandy, yeah you can do it without the bananas, but I like it with the banana to balance the taste of the pineapple guavas.

Geri said...

Besides being super tasty, guavas are a superfruit and offer alot of health benefits. I love guavas. If you want to know more about guavas read http://www.newrinkles.com/index.php/archive/did-you-know-guavas/

shavedicesundays said...

Rooster Press, thanks for the link.