The glistening scarlet seeds of antioxidant-rich pomegranates adorn salads and turn dishes—from roast chicken to drinks—into special celebrations. They make a sweet and sour accompaniment to salads, side dishes, and entrees. They can also be used as a garnish that gives embellishes every Mediterranean dish. They happen to be in season. Unfortunately, I don’t eat enough of them mainly because I find the seeds to be interference. I normally drink the juice. In regards to making a drink, it all boiled down to finding a recipe with a perfect medley of sweet and sour. Pomegranate and guava fruit offers that balance. This is my first post on guava fruit. I recently found guava at my local store and bought a couple of them. Rich in nutrition, guava is known for its unique flavor, taste, and health-promoting qualities. Guava is an evergreen, tropical shrub or low-growing small tree most likely to have originated in Middle Americas. This fruit is soft when ripe with sweet musky aroma and creamy in texture. Internally, the flesh varies in color depending up on the cultivar and may be white, pink, yellow, or red. Ripe fruits have rich flavor with sweet-tart taste. Each fruit contains numerous tiny, semi-hard edible seeds, concentrated especially at its center. Pomegranate infused with guava juice makes an aromatic and refreshing late summer drink. The flavors from both fruits serve as an example of how perfectly pomegranates and guavas marry. The beauty of this pomegranate guava drink is in its simplicity and versatility. Moreover, it reduces cholesterol level in blood. I neglected to mention that this drink also reduces cholesterol level in blood. If you find this drink to be a bit too flat for you, add some seltzer and vodka or champagne for some excitement and adventure. They make wonderful and festive cocktails. That’s a recipe that I will bookmark and reserve for a special occasion.
For this recipe, you will need:
- 3 pomegranates (feel free to use less or more if needed)
- 2 guava fruit (feel free to use less or more if needed)
- Juice from 1 lemon or lime
- 2-3 teaspoons of sugar or honey
Wash thoroughly and remove skin from fruit. Place pomegranate pulp, flesh from guava fruit, water, lemon/lime juice, and honey/sugar in a blender and blend into smooth consistency. Strain juice using a sieve if necessary. Transfer juices to a pitcher and chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Serve cold.