Growing up under the shade of the guava tree that leaned over our terrace is a vivid memory. With abundant tiny red-fleshed guavas, that tree was home to so many bats, ants and birds. It probably kept me occupied for all the hours I pretended to do some deep studies. That tree probably knows most of our childhood secrets and gossips as well coz right under the tree was the safe spot for Shobha and me to share, giggle and grow up together. So the guavas sealed the deal to be a part of my life and I am happy it did.
Fresh guava recipes.
As the chaats took over our tastebuds, the red-fleshed guavas with pomegranate were a beautiful chaat mix. Here is the link to Amrood ki chaat. The white fleshed guvavs are sweeter and more soft when fully ripe.
Whatever the colour you try, the familiar feeling of the juice rich in VitC could not be superseded.the pesky seeds are the only ones that make the eating difficult. The simple juice was also the best way to get rid of the pesky seeds. Blend it with some mint and you have a fantastic guava fresca mocktail in minutes. That’s exactly what we have done with these fresh guavas.
Wait no more, have the guava fresca, kick off the work shoes and call it a day!!
Here is the simplest easiest fresh guava recipe.
- 2 medium guava extra ripe better
- 10 sprigs mint leaves
- 3 cups drinking water replace with soda water if preffered.
- 2 tbsp unrefined sugar optional, i have not used.
- Wash and cut the guava into wedges.
- Add it into the blender with mint and water.
- Add sugar if desired.
- Blend till the pulp is smooth.
- Strain the juice to remove the seeds
- Chill and serve.
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