This black raspberry guava smoothie is a healthy tropical escape! November 16 2021, 0 Comments

The fall season is coming to an end, and while we love sweater weather and pumpkin spice, occasionally it’s nice to have something that reminds us of warmer times.

Dr. William Li just shared with us a smoothie recipe that he loves, and the guava fruit in it made us immediately think of a tropical vacation. It turns out that guava is a great addition to smoothies for health reasons too, with lots of fiber, vitamin c, and other nutrients. Here is the recipe from Dr. Li:

Immune-Boosting Smoothie:

  • 1 guava
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds (or pure pomegranate juice)
  • 1 teaspoon black raspberry powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup crushed ice

Rinse the guava and slice in half, then scoop out the flesh and puree in blender until smooth (you can remove the seeds for a more silky texture in your smoothie).

Add the remaining ingredients and fully blend, then serve immediately in glasses.


Guava fruit is usually green, and starts to look a little more yellow or even tinged with pink when it is ripe. You can also check and see if the fruit is soft to the touch (think of a more firm avocado). Guava fruit comes in a ton of varieties and sizes, so don't be surprised if guavas at your local supermarket look different! We find the seeds can be extremely hard, but both the seeds and skin of the guava are edible.

One shortcut we used when making this recipe was to buy pomegranate seeds in the frozen fruit section. Frozen fruit is great in smoothies, and with pomegranates it really saves a lot of time not having to take the seeds out ourselves! 


Lean more about healthy foods from Dr. William Li:

If you are interested in learning more about these ingredients and a whole bunch of other foods you can add to your diet to improve your health, Dr. Li is offering a free online class that you can sign up for in the link below:

Date: Monday, November 22 @ 12pm ET