How would you like to sip on a refreshing smoothie bursting with tropical flavours? You would, wouldn't you... So do we! And that's why we made this guava pineapple and coconut smoothie.
The big star of this recipe is guava, a staple tropical fruit with a delicate and sweet flavour. Are you already a big guava lover? We have another guava smoothie with mango for you to try next.
Guavas come in two variations: white and pink. They are both delicious, rich in antioxidants, and perfect for smoothies, but if you can, we suggest you pick the pink variety. Pink guava is a little juicier, tastes a bit like strawberry, and has a pretty colour. White guava instead tastes more like a ripe pear, and it's sweeter.
Our local tropical store was out of pink guavas, so we opted for the white ones. But this tropical smoothie is so refreshing and satisfying that we could barely tell the difference, so don't worry too much about which variety you use.
We didn't use any bananas in this smoothie, nor any added sugars. If you use ripe fruits, then there's no need for refined sugars. But if your fruits are not mature, then consider adding a splash of maple syrup, or honey.
Overall, this guava smoothie is super easy to make, ready in just about 5 minutes. And it's bursting with fibres and antioxidants, making it a great addition to your breakfast. Enjoy it
Can I use guava juice instead of the fresh fruit?
Yes, you can! We would suggest you use the ripe fruit for the following reasons:
juices often contain preservatives and added sugars
most of the healthy fruit fibres are in the pulp, which is filtered out in most juices.
If you opt for guava juice, we suggest you buy a sugar-free brand, possibly with bits.
How can I make this tropical smoothie sweeter?
If the pineapple or the guavas are not ripe, the smoothie may taste a tad sour. Fear not. You can compensate for this by adding some very ripe bananas, a splash of maple syrup, or runny honey.
You can tell ripe pineapples apart by pulling out the leaves. The easier it is to pluck out the central leaves, the riper the fruit.
Ripe guavas are easy to spot. Like most other fruits, gently squeeze the fruits and choose those that are softer.
How to make a guava smoothie with lots of proteins?
Here is a list of natural ingredients you can use to give this guava smoothie a protein boost:
Soy yogurt (vegan)
Silken tofu (vegan)
Chia seeds (vegan)
Just tip one or more of these ingredients into the blender, and add more coconut milk if the smoothie is too dense.
What other fruits can I use with guava?
Guava is a very delicate fruit. As such, it goes well with many other smoothie ingredients.
Here is a list of fruits that go well with guava when making a smoothie:
Mango. Check out our mango guava smoothie.
Is this guava shake good for weight loss?
This tasty smoothie is incredibly healthy as it provides two of your 5-a-day thanks to guava and pineapple. Plus, it's loaded in fibres and vitamin C. Each glass covers your daily need for this precious vitamin and provides over 6g of fibres, which means 25% of your recommended daily intake (RDI).
Moreover, the fats from coconut milk help to slow down the digestion of the carbs found in the fruit. Therefore, your blood glucose level won't rise as quickly as with a fruit-only smoothie.
For the ultimate diet-friendly breakfast, add a serving of whole grains like oats to the smoothie, and you're good to go.
- Ripe Guava
- Ripe Pineapple
- Coconut Milk
Let's start by getting the fruit ready.
Slice the pineapple, removing the core and the skin.
Then, peel and slice the guava, and remove as many seeds as you can using the tip of a knife.
Add the prepared fruit to a food processor and pour in the coconut milk.
Pulse the ingredients until they're smooth and creamy
To finish, pour the smoothie into serving glasses and garnish with dried coconut flakes and bee pollen for extra flavour.
Store this guava smoothie in the fridge in tight seal bottles or jars for up to two days.