Attention all guava lovers! We believe that you yourself are aware of the fact that this fruit is underrated. That’s why we’re here as a community to help it spread its popularity.
Honestly, this recipe is pure simplicity, and best of all, it’s not loaded with artificial colors and sweeteners like other store-bought juices.
So, if you’re in favor, stay with us to learn how to make a refreshing guava juice, and enjoy the delicious taste packed with tons of health benefits.
About Guava Fruit
First of all, before we reveal to you how to make refreshing guava juice, let us introduce you to the fruit we are going to talk about today.
Although most people think of India first, the guava is actually native to Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean.
Did you know that it belongs to the category of berries? We know, it sounds crazy, but we were also surprised when we first heard this information.
This fruit is pear-shaped and sweet in nature. Its outer skin changes color as the fruit ripens and can vary from green, and yellow to even red-brown.
The inside, or flesh, can be anything from white to pink or red. What color it will be, depends on the variety of the guava itself.
Health Benefits of Regular Guava Consumption
Did you know that this tropical fruit has an impressive nutritional profile? Let the fact that guava is richer in vitamin C than orange support this claim.
What we like best is that it’s reasonably priced and can be found on store shelves worldwide.
Find out below some details about the benefits derived from regular consumption of this delicious fruit:
- Greatly improves eyesight.
- Affects the improvement of the circulatory system.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Protects body’s cells from free radicals.
- Diminishes the probability of developing some types of cancer (lung and skin).
How to Make a Refreshing Guava Juice
- 24 oz of guavas
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tsp of lemon juice
- 1 tbsp of sugar
- 2 tbsp of mint leaves
- 2 cups of ice cubes
- 6 oz of green grapes
Step No. 1: Wash your guavas thoroughly in water to make sure you are dealing with clean fruit. Cut them in half or even less than that as it will grind much faster and the seeds will not be so big. Cut off the ends and then peel it.
You can also take a look at this article to learn how to peel the guava like a pro. Wash the green grapes and mint leaves as well.
Step No. 2: When you’ve prepared everything, put it in the juicer and run. We recommend doing this in batches if your juicer is too small.
Step No.3: Depending on your preference, you may or may not use a fine mesh strainer to strain the juice from the puree over the bowl.
Step No. 4: Add the sugar, lemon, and water to the fruit mixture and stir to combine.
Step No. 5: Place ice cubes in serving glasses and top with delicious homemade juice.
That’s it, now you know how to make a refreshing guava juice using only a handful of ingredients.
Honestly, you can’t go wrong by including guava juice in your diet as it is packed with health benefits. Freshly squeezed juices are always a better option than those you can get at the store.
This recipe we showed you is packed with tons of vitamins and minerals including magnesium, fiber, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, and numerous antioxidants, which makes it a true immune booster.
We hope you found this article on “how to make a refreshing guava juice” helpful. Until next time, check out some of our previous articles.
Author’s bio Karen Rutherford is founder and editor in chief at Just Mexican Food. You will often find her in the kitchen trying out some new recipes. As a pâtissière and baking enthusiast, Karen has decided to share her knowledge with the internet audience and provide the best tips and recipes for baking and decorating your favorite sweets.