Brighten up your winter day with this delicious tropical Strawberry Guava Smoothie, it’s paleo, vegan, and has no added sugars
Well friends, it’s been a minute since I posted a smoothie recipe. Lately I’ve posted been some pretty decadent recipes thanks to the holidays, but we’re back to our regular mix of healthy recipes and dessert recipes for a while 🙂
The beautiful pink color of this Strawberry Guava Smoothie is perfect for Valentine’s Day coming up! It would make a great Valentine’s Day breakfast for kids along with our yummy Strawberry Chocolate Pancakes – pink pancakes and pink smoothies are perfect for V Day!
If you want to add some protein to this smoothie, you can mix in some vanilla protein powder or collagen powder for a protein boost. Just adjust the amount of coconut milk you add to get the thickness you want since some protein powders make smoothies thicker.
Using guava in smoothies
Even though guava is sometimes thought of as a summer fruit (at least I’ve always thought of it that way), it’s actually a year-round fruit (except for the months of May and June). Guava has multiple harvesting seasons, including a winter and early spring harvest, so these are a great seasonal fruit for during winter and early spring.
The guava we used for this recipe were not pink inside like some varieties, or our Strawberry Guava Smoothie would probably have been a brighter pink. But the fresh guava we found at our stores were still delicious even without the pink flesh inside!
For great flavored guava, look for fruit that is slightly soft. If they are hard and under-ripe, the flavor isn’t as good and they aren’t as easy to scoop the seeds out. Guava is a great addition to strawberry smoothies since it adds an amazing flavor if you have ripe fruit!
For this smoothie (or eating guava plain), you can choose to eat the whole thing seeds and all if you want. Or you can cut the guava in half and scoop out the seeds. Since I didn’t want the seeds to get in the way of my smoothie, I scooped the seeds out, but you can use the whole fruit and either strain out the seeds or just swallow them (don’t bother trying to chew them, they are pretty hard).
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Paleo Strawberry Guava Smoothie (Vegan)
- 1 cup quartered fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup chopped guava (seeds removed first)
- 1/2 cup frozen mango cubes
- 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut or other non-dairy milk
- Stevia drops, to taste
- Prepare your strawberries by removing the stems and cutting into quarters. You should have 1 cup of quartered strawberries.
- Prepare your guava by cutting in half, scooping out the seeds, and roughly chopping. Measure out 1/2 cup chopped fresh guava.
- In a mini blender or NutriBullet, blend together everything until smooth. Stir in the Stevia drops if you want more sweetness.
- Serve immediately, enjoy!
Food allergy mom and healthy living blogger! Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist