This simple guava pineapple smoothie is made with light coconut milk and a few frozen strawberries for a refreshing dairy-free summer drink.
I know the pitaya (dragonfruit) craze is almost old news at this point but living in a place sans a Whole Foods or any exotic market where finding dragonfruit is basically mission impossible, I’m still pretty obsessed with it.
I mean, I barely just got over acai bowls and that’s been past its prime for a solid year or so already.
Suburban life is rough sometimes.
Without dragonfruit at my disposal, guava is pretty much the next best thing. It’s about as exotic as Hopewell Junction, NY grocery stores will get this time of year so I gotta take what I can get and grab these fragrant little guys while I can.
There are a few different kinds of guava and while I wish the ones my store carries were those gorgeous pink color I see everyone else finding (seemingly so easily too I might add), they’re not. They’re a pale flesh color at best and far from that vivid brightness your brain is programmed to associate with tropical fruit.
Last year, I combined them with strawberries in this guava chia pudding and the color was exactly what I had in my mind when I think of guava so, for this guava pineapple smoothie, I decided to do the same. Pale flesh just wasn’t gonna cut it.
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This isn’t a strawberry smoothie though. There’s just a handful and they’re purely for color. The flavors that come through in this smoothie are most definitely guava and pineapple. Combined with the light coconut milk, it basically epitomizes a refreshing tropical summer drink.
I was all about simplicity in this guava pineapple smoothie. Fruit + coconut milk and that’s pretty much it. I could’ve gone crazy and started adding superfoods like flax, chia, hemp seeds or even some collagen or protein powder but I really just wanted a refreshing summer drink and nothing else.
There was no need to anyway because take a look at these killer healthy summer smoothies I’m also sharing today and check out their recipes below:
Eating Bird Food – Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie
Fit Foodie Finds – Refreshing Ginger Pineapple Smoothie
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen – Superfood Summer Smoothie
Cotter Crunch – Creamy Coconut Spirulina Superfood Smoothie
Food Faith Fitness – Banana Mango Watermelon Smoothie
There’s some amazing superfood options up there if that’s what you’re looking for. From ginger to spirulina and everything in between, we’ve got you covered on the healthy summer smoothie front!
But if you’re looking for simple, look no further because this is it. Refreshing, dairy-free and tropical fruit forward, I can pretty much guarantee it won’t disappoint on a hot summer day.
- flesh from 4 guava (about 125g), seeds removed
- 2/3 cup chopped pineapple (about 200g)
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries (about 80g)
- 3/4 cup light coconut milk (from a can)
- 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into 2 glasses and serve.
Add protein powder for a great pre or post-workout snack.