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Guava Pineapple Smoothie

Updated on February 17, 2016
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Thelma Alberts is passionate about baking and cooking and likes to get creative. She worked for many years in cafeterias in Germany.

Guava Pineaaple Smoothie
Guava Pineaaple Smoothie | Source
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How I Invented My Guava Pineapple Smoothie


One afternoon as I had finished hanging the clothes in our backyard under the heat of the sun, I looked around and was thinking of what I could do to satisfy my thirst. It was very hot, 30 ° C. I could have been freezing at that time and I could have been looking for something warm to drink if I was in Germany at that time in winter, but I was so lucky to spend my winter in the tropical Philippines.


Bananas and papayas were not ripe yet. The coconut was to high for me to climb and no man nearby who could pick for me young coconut from the tree. So I continued looking around until my eyes caught the yellow shimmer of guava hanging over me. I was so happy seeing not only one guava but more than I could consume. With the use of bamboo stick I was able to harvest a dozen of guavas. Delighted, I came upstairs and told my hubby that I would make guava smoothies. I had not made guava smoothies before so I was not able to tell how it would taste afterwards.


The next thing I did was inspecting my kitchen cupboards and my freezer for some ingredients for the smoothie. I was successful and found a small tupperware of frozen young coconut with coconut water. That was the remnants of our last young fresh coconut picnic at the forest. Then I found a can of pineapple juice and calamansi (citrus) fruits, too.


Here is my new found smoothie. Guava Pineapple Smoothie. I hope you will like it.

My Guava tree behind my house.
My Guava tree behind my house. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 4-5

Ingredients

  • 6 medium Guavas, deseeded, cubes
  • 2 glasses young coconut with coconut water, fresh or frozen, shredded
  • 1 can Pineapple, juice
  • 4 pieces calamansi (or 1 lemon), juice
  • 3 tablespoons or more sugar, brown or white

Step by Step

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The guavas that I have harvested.Pineapple juiceYoung coconut with coconut water.Guava halves, deseeded and not deseeded. You only have to use the deseeded one.Guava  slices.Calamansi (citrus) fruits. Only use 4 pieces. There are 8 pieces here because I used some for the other recipe that I was making.Blended Guava Pineapple Smoothie.Ready to drink Guava Pineapple Smoothie.
The guavas that I have harvested.
The guavas that I have harvested. | Source
Pineapple juice
Pineapple juice | Source
Young coconut with coconut water.
Young coconut with coconut water. | Source
Guava halves, deseeded and not deseeded. You only have to use the deseeded one.
Guava halves, deseeded and not deseeded. You only have to use the deseeded one. | Source
Guava  slices.
Guava slices. | Source
Calamansi (citrus) fruits. Only use 4 pieces. There are 8 pieces here because I used some for the other recipe that I was making.
Calamansi (citrus) fruits. Only use 4 pieces. There are 8 pieces here because I used some for the other recipe that I was making. | Source
Blended Guava Pineapple Smoothie.
Blended Guava Pineapple Smoothie. | Source
Ready to drink Guava Pineapple Smoothie.
Ready to drink Guava Pineapple Smoothie. | Source

Step by Step

  1. Wash the guavas. Deseed them and cut into small pieces or cubes. Put the guavas in the blender.
  2. Add the frozen or fresh coconut with coconut water.
  3. Open the can of pineapple juice and add to the blender.
  4. Wash the calamansi, cut into halves, deseed and press the juice into the blender.
  5. Add the sugar and blend the mixture until it is smooth to drink. Add more sugar if you want to. Enjoy!
A glass of frozen shreded young coconut with coconut water.
A glass of frozen shreded young coconut with coconut water. | Source

What is Guava?


Guava is a tropical fruit which is native in Southeast Asia and some parts of America. It is round and sometimes in a shape of a pear. It´s green in color but turns yellow when it´s ripe. It tastes bitter but will turn sweet when it becomes ripe. The skin is sometimes rough and the seeds are numerous in the inner pulp of the guava. Although the seeds are edible, they are not often used in many recipes like in making smoothies. It is found to be a super fruit because it has a lot of health benefits.

My Guava tree.
My Guava tree. | Source

Health Benefits of Guava


  • Guava has loads of Vitamins like A and B and minerals like iron and potassium.
  • It is rich in fiber and pectin.
  • It contains astringent and it is anti-bacterial.
  • It helps reduce blood pressure.
  • Eating Guava is a good treatment for both constipation and diarrhea and some other digestive problems.
  • It helps when you have coughs and colds as there are more Vitamin C in Guava than in any other citrus fruits like orange.


Source: Wikipedia and You tube

Thank you for reading. Please leave a comment. It is highly appreciated.

Guava Pineapple Smoothie
Guava Pineapple Smoothie | Source

How to make guava smoothie

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    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      2 years ago from Germany

      Hi Kim! It´s nice to see you here. I miss this fruit but sooner than later, I will harvest guavas again from my garden for making smoothies. Thanks for your visit. Have a nice day!

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      Kim Dalessandro 

      2 years ago

      That looks so good. I wish that I could try it. Thanks for sharing your recipe and info on guava.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      3 years ago from Germany

      Me too peachpurple and I am only the one who eats the fruits from my guava trees. Thanks for your comment. Happy weekend!

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      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      its been a long time since i had guava, must try again, voted up

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Tolovaj! I can´t help it but to laugh on this comment. You are not the first one who commented like this. LOL! Thanks for dropping by and have a nice day and evening wherever you are.

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      Tolovaj 

      4 years ago

      I have to admit, I am a bit jealous on people who are surrounded with fresh fruit, just waiting to be picked. Although not a die hard fan of smoothies, I would certainly like to taste this one. Thanks for the recipe. Cheers!

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Thank you moonlake. Have a great week!

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      moonlake 

      5 years ago from America

      Came back to pin this to my drinks board on Pinterest.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Good luck for finding fresh guava and enjoy your smoothie when you have it. Thank for stopping by tastigero;-) Have a lovely week!

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      tastiger04 

      5 years ago

      This sounds fantastic!! If I am able to find and buy some fresh guava around here, I will definitely have to make it! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Thanks for pinning moonlake. I appreciate that. Thanks for dropping by.

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      moonlake 

      5 years ago from America

      I came back to pin this to my drinks board on Pinterest.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Mine too, Vacation Trip. I hope you´ll like it. Have a great week!

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      Susan 

      5 years ago from India

      Guava is one of my favorite fruit and this smoothie is worth giving a try. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Thanks Maria. Now I know. I appreciate your UABI;-) Take care;-)

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Just wait Vinaya. You will have a bountiful harvest and I´m sure you´ll try this smoothie after harvesting. Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice weekend!

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      Maria Jordan 

      5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      So sorry, my dear...

      Voted UP and Useful, Awesome, Beautiful and Interesting!

      Whew, now I need a smoothie...Hugs, Maria

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      I hope you´ll like this smoothie, Maria. Thanks for stopping by. Please excuse me for not knowing this. What is UABI? I´m not so good in short cut;-)

      Have a lovely weekend!

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      Maria Jordan 

      5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Some of my favorite ingredients blended into a heavenly sounding smoothie...this is a recipe I will enjoy trying soon.

      Voted UP and UABI and yummy! Hugs, Maria

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      5 years ago from Nepal

      Themla, my guava trees will not bear fruits until the beginning of the fall. I'll surely try this recipe.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      You are right Stessily. These fruits have a good combinations to each other. They don't just look beautiful but smell and taste delicious as well. Thanks for stopping by;-)

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Bake Like a Pro,

      Sorry I have answered this late. I must have missed it, but anyway thanks for your wonderful comment. There must be something wrong that we did not know for the comment sections in my pages are always there. That's what I think.

      Well, I hope you'll like guava when you try it. Thanks for stopping by;-) Have a great week.

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      stessily 

      5 years ago

      Thelma Alberts, Coconut, guava, pineapple = beautiful appearance, beautiful fragrance, beautiful taste.

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      Bake Like a Pro 

      5 years ago

      Okay now I see the comment section, hmmm! How weird. The other day it wasn't here. Anyhow great recipe. I have never had guava but I have seen it in the market. Thank you.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Hi Vespawoolf,

      I have not tasted the pink flesh guava, yet. I suppose that´s the big one I have seen in an open market on Sundays in the Philippines. I should try it next time. This smoothie is very refreshing with young coconut and citrus. I´m sure this smoothie is yummy with the pink flesh guava, too. Let me know how it tastes. Thanks for stopping by:-)

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      Deborah-Diane 

      5 years ago from Orange County, California

      Wow! This sounds like a wonderful shake!

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      vespawoolf 

      5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love guava season and this gives me a recipe to try next time I can purchase some! I prefer the guavas with pink flesh, just for the eye appeal. The addition of young coconut and citrus sounds divine. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Thanks for stopping by and for sharing this recipe moonlake. I appreciate that. Have a lovely weekend!

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      moonlake 

      5 years ago from America

      I love smoothies sound delicious. Have to save this one. Thanks for sharing. Voted and share.

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Sounds delicious Thelma and it goes straight into my recipe book .

      Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Hi ignugent! I know how you feel. I sometimes miss some fruits which are native to our home country. Is there any Asian shop or supermarket near your place? There might be selling guava. Thanks for stopping by;-)

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      ignugent17 

      5 years ago

      I miss eating guava. Your smootie looks so good.

      Thanks for sharing your recipe. :-)

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Me, too. Thanks for stopping by jpcmc. Have a great day!

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      JP Carlos 

      5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      I'm a huge guava fan. They have lots of vitamins!

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Hi Sujina,

      I love coconut and coconut water, too. I treasured this food every time I go home to the Philippines. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Hi ishwaryaa22,

      Thanks for dropping by and for sharing my recipe to others. I appreciate that. I hope you and your father will love this smoothie. Enjoy! Have a lovely day!

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      Sujina 

      5 years ago

      I love young coconut and coconut water. So I can imagine the taste of smoothie using it.

      Thanks for sharing this .Sure ,I'll try it :)

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Thanks for dropping by vibesites. It will be very refreshing for you to drink this smoothie after your workout. Have a great day!

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Yep, this is indeed a new combination for a smoothie Rajan. I was surprise about how delicious it was. Refreshing for a hot day we had in the Philippines. Thanks for sharing this recipe to others.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Wow! This is indeed a wonderful smoothie recipe, especially with young coconut with coconut water. I am fond of smoothies & would like to try your recipe soon. My dad is a huge fan of guavas. Rated your recipe 5 stars! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up, pinned & shared

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      vibesites 

      5 years ago from United States

      I both love guavas and pineapples... thanks for giving me another idea to enjoy both of my favorite fruits! I'm sure I'll like this. Voted up and awesome/useful. :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This is a new combination for a smoothie as I haven't tried this one. Thanks for sharing.

      Voted up and shared.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      It´s delicious and healthy Carol7777, but not everybody likes it. My father doesn´t like the smell of Guava. He tried a bit of the smoothie but refused to drink it. My hubby doesn´t eat Guava but he loves this smoothie and had 2 glasses of this recipe. BTW, thanks for pinning.

    • Thelma Alberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      Hi Billy, I hope you´ll like this guava pineapple smoothie. Thanks for dropping by.

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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      Looks delicious and very healthful Thanks for a great smoothie. Pinning.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      About five years ago I was introduced to smoothies, and I have had a love affair with them ever since. I will definitely try this. Thanks!

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