How To Make Fresh Guava Juice At Home

Ripe Guava Fruit
Ripe Guava Fruit | Source

How to Juice Guava Fruit

One of the most refreshing and healthy drinks you can make requires just two guava fruits and water. Here on our farm in Brazil, we have a couple of guava trees and drink this frequently.

This is one of the most popular juices here in Brazil as it is readily available and very healthy.

I'll show you the two methods I use, to make the guava juice. All you'll need to make approximately a liter (2 pints) of juice is two guavas, cold water, and sugar (or alternative) if you like it sweetened.

I tend to pick mine when they are under ripe and let them ripen in a bowl in the house. If left on the tree, the birds and monkeys eat them during the day and the bats eat them at night! We are not the only ones who love this fruit.

The guava we have here in Brazil has a thin yellow skin and pink flesh. There are other varieties around the world, some which have a cream or whitish flesh. The juicing methods will still be the same although you won't get that gorgeous splash of pink color.

Let's Get Started

Begin by washing your fruit under the tap. Even though we don't spray insecticide on our trees, I still think washing the fruit is a good idea. Living near the sea we have a lot of salt and sand in the air. If you are buying your fruit at the grocery store, wash it thoroughly as it has been handled by many and may still have traces of pesticides.

After washing I like to top and tail mine, using a paring knife I cut off the top, where it was attached to the tree and bottom where the flower was. There is no need to peel it as the skin is edible and the majority of vitamins lie just beneath the thin skin. Simply cut the guava in to cubes. The smaller the pieces, the easier it will be on your blender. If your fruit is really ripe, cut this over the blender so you don't lose any of the juice. You will notice the small hard seeds, let those fall into the blender as we will be removing them.

Add approximately 750 ml (3 cups) of chilled water. Yet again, this will make it easier on the blender because if the fruit is hard and you have only a small portion of water, you could crack your blender. Some blenders are more robust than others.

Although guavas are already quite sweet, you can add sugar, artificial sweetener, or honey at this point.

Blend until there are no large pieces of fruit visible. You may hear some noise as those hard seeds will hit the sides of the blender.

How to Remove the Seeds from Guava Juice

Guavas have a lot of small hard seeds and for me, I don't like them in my juice. There are people who will eat the fruit and seeds and also those who leave the seeds in their juice. If that works for you, okay. If you don't want to drink the juice with them in it they are easy to remove. Simply place a large funnel in a jug. Now place a fine sieve over the funnel. Most sieves can hook onto the funnel which will leave your hands free.

Pour part of the juice in the sieve and gently move a spoon or rubber spatula back and forth. This is moving the seeds out of the way allowing the juice to strain through and into the jug. Continue doing this until you have used all the juice from the blender and you are only left with the seeds in your sieve.

Pour into glasses or chill for later use.

Guava Smoothie
Guava Smoothie | Source
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor

I have the earlier model of this and it has worked, virtually everyday for the past 8 years. Because it is in continual use, and because it is heavy, I leave it on the counter. Juicing is fast, clean and hassle free.

 

Using a Juicer For Guavas

Above I showed you how to make guava juice using a blender. Now I would like to tell you the easier way. That is of course with a juicer. I think most people have a blender at home but not all will have a juicer. I know I didn't before coming to Brazil. I actually bought my juicer before I left the UK. I knew that we would have an endless supply of fresh fruits whilst living here.

The juicer I would recommend is a professional series although it is readily available to the public. I never really thought about it but buying a professional version means it is more robust and easier to clean. It is a workhorse here in our home.

I think a lot of people opt to buy juice in a carton or box because they don't want the hassle of juicing or think it is more expensive. All of the juice you buy in those cartons or bottles have been heat treated and we all know what happens to the vitamin content when heat is applied. The next time you buy a carton of juice, read the label. For example did you know that some orange juices contain fish? Tilapia to be precise.

Even the juices which say freshly squeezed aren't. They are concentrated and then have the pulp added back to them. The only way to ensure you are getting fresh juice is prepare it yourself. You deserve it and so does your family.


The guava has 4 times more vitamin C than an orange!

They are also a good source of fiber, vitamin A, folic acid, and the minerals potassium, copper and magnesium.

There you have it, your first jug of homemade guava juice! Wasn't that easy?

If you've never had it before, you may notice it isn't as thin as some juices such as apple. You have much more of the pulp when you drink a homemade juice.

Although it can be chilled until ready to use, juice this fresh is always best straight away.

This can be used in drink recipes such as smooties as pictured above. Simply add milk in place of water. Experiment using guava juice in your favorite cocktails as it will give you a taste of the tropics.

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MizBejabbers 4 months ago

That's good to know. Guava has a lovely flavor and it looks easier than the frozen sorbet I make from watermelons.


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Blond Logic 4 months ago from Brazil Author

It is so easy to make, you should give it a try. It's funny you mention watermelons as I was going to plant some seeds today. I will have to try a watermelon sorbet, it sounds refreshing.


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Kyriaki Chatzi 4 months ago from Greece

To be honest, I have never heard of Guava. But, since this recipe caught my attention, do you have any Guava substitute to suggest?


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Blond Logic 4 months ago from Brazil Author

Hi Kyriaki,

The same method can be used for virtually any fruit. We also use mango (remove stone before putting in a blender), passion fruit, cashew fruit and papaya. These we grow.

However, I see you are in Greece. Peaches, nectarines and even watermelon could go into a blender with added water.

I think many people who won't eat fruit, will love the juice. (My husband is one of them. )

Whatever is local and in season you should give a try. Adjust the quantity of water to keep the flavor but make it drinkable. Experiment with honey for sweetness and your gorgeous Greek yogurt would be divine added for a creamy richness.

Let me know how you get on.


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ChitrangadaSharan 4 months ago from New Delhi, India

Nice and useful hub! I like to eat guava as it is. But since it is a healthy fruit , it is a nice idea to make its juice for kids and the elderly. Children are fussy eaters but enjoy juices and shakes. And old age people are more comfortable in taking juices rather than fruits .

Thanks for your suggestions regarding seeds removal.


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billybuc 4 months ago from Olympia, WA

I'm playing catch-up this week, and I head back to the hospital in an hour for Bev's surgery, but wanted to stop in and say hi! Thanks for the tip and for your well-wishes. Have a great Thursday!


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Blond Logic 4 months ago from Brazil Author

Hello Chitrangada,

I agree with you, it is one of my favorites since moving to Brazil. I don't know if I ever saw it in the shops in the US and Europe. I imagine we have similar climates and have many of the same fruits growing.

Thanks for you comment.


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MsDora 4 months ago from The Caribbean

Mary, thanks for sharing your guava juice recipe. It is one of my favorite drinks, and I call mine a nectar, because it is so thick with most of the fruit in it. I use my blender just the way you suggest and yes, we deserve this refreshing, nutritious nectar.


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teaches12345 4 months ago

Those smoothies look wonderful. I have yet to try a juicer but I may have to look into one now.


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aviannovice 3 months ago from Stillwater, OK

I have never tried guava juice, and nit sure sounds like something I'd really enjoy. I believe you when you say it is much better to make your own juice, as you know what is in it. Sage advice!


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vespawoolf 2 months ago from Peru, South America

I love guavas but have never tried to make juice. Thank you for this helpful and easy to follow article. Where we're living right now in the central Andes, I'm not sure if I can get guavas. But I'll definitely look into it. Thank you!


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PegCole17 6 weeks ago from Dallas, Texas

This does sound refreshing and delicious. We had wild guavas in Florida when I was living there years ago. I grew a guava tree from one of the seedlings I found while picking the guavas. A few years later we had our own supply. Although we never juiced the fruit, we did turn it into guava jelly and that was truly yummy. We also made fresh mango and pineapple preserves and strawberry jam.

Thanks for the process and for the beautiful photos. They made my mouth water.


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Blond Logic 6 weeks ago from Brazil Author

Oh it sounds like I have brought back some wonderful memories. We have 3 mango trees here on our farm and in season, we have a lot of mango dishes. I have never tried pineapple though!

I'm glad you enjoy the article.

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