Guava Mango Smoothie
Guava Mango Smoothie
A guava mango smoothie is an easy way to make use of this sweet tropical fruit. This recipe uses less than 5 ingredients and has almost everything your body needs to get your motor running. The guava is the real hero of this recipe. We have done so many mango smoothies we decided mango would be the backdrop on this one.
Guava Smoothies are smooth and slightly sweet. Not overwhelmingly sweet or sour but light and crisp sort of like a mildly sweet apple.
There are many types of guavas and new ones being breed all the time. They are not native to Thailand although they are widely eaten there. You will find them being called farang. Farang means foreigner and it also refers to white people. My wife told me they call guavas farang because the ones they eat are white like most foreigners. They originate from the Amazon area and Central America. There are many types which you can read more about here. You can read more about how they relate to Thai culture here.
Choosing the best Guava for a Smoothie
We chose the lemon guava for it’s softer texture. It blends more smoothly and feels like it has a higher water content to begin with. Here is the recipe we used below.
Calculating How Much Protein to Add
When I took nutrition for sport and fitness as part of my bachelors degree the formula was 1.4–1.8 grams of protein/ kilogram of body weight. You will have to have some protein powder, whey is the most absorb-able by the body. Quickly convert pounds to kilograms at this site to calculate how much you weigh in kilograms. Remember that that is the amount of protein per day. This means you have to account for the protein you have or will be consuming the rest of the day.
- 3 small soft lemon/cherry guavas
- 1 1/2 cup mango nectar
- 1 cup ice
- 1 scoop protein powder or however much the calculations above say is appropriate
- Wash the guava and throw them in the blender whole or slice and take the seeds out if they bother you too much.
- Be careful with the seeds if you didn’t take them out. Otherwise they make a satisfying, “ting” noise when you spit them into a bowl as you drink your smoothie.
- Comment below and add any ideas you have.
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