Easy Fresh Guava Juice Recipe

I adore the smell and taste of guava. It is bright, tropical and packed with tons of Vitamin C. Actually, 100 grams of fresh guava has about 300% the recommended daily value for Vitamin C!

And this simple guava juice recipe is so easy to make with just 3 ingredients and about 10 minutes. Simple, quick and delicious!

guava juice with guava fruit

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Guava juice ingredients

For this recipe, I used:

  • guavas: I’m using Red Indian guava or pink guava. It has light green to yellow skin and light pink flesh on the inside. You can substitute the pink variety for the white or Cayenne guava in this recipe. They will be a different color but still have that wonderful guava taste.
  • water: for diluting.
  • sugar: Here I am using white sugar but feel free to substitute with your favorite sweeteners like brown sugar, honey, palm sugar, agave and more.

Equipment for this recipe

To make guava juice, you will need a blender and strainer. Here I am using the nutri-blender attachment from my Ninja kitchen system but any blender will do the trick.

How to make guava juice

Prep the guavas

Step 1: Wash the guavas thoroughly with warm water.

three guavas for juice

Step 2: The guava peels are edible and can be left on and blended to make the drink. But, I purchased these guavas from the market and didn’t know if they were sprayed with any pesticides. So, I peeled the guavas using a small paring knife.

Step 3: Cut each guava in quarters. You may see small white worms wriggling around in the fruit. You can rinse the flesh to remove them but they are harmless and can add a little protein to your juice. Luckily, these guavas I purchased from the market were worm-free!

cut guava for juice

Blend

Step 4: Add the peeled guava quarters, water and sugar to the blender or in my case the Ninja nutri-blender.

guava, sugar and water for juice

Step 5: Blend for about 5 to 10 seconds. The fruit doesn’t need much to become smooth. Less blending time also means the seeds won’t be cut into tiny pieces which are harder to strain out of the juice.

blended guava juice

Step 6: Strain the juice one to two times to remove any seed bits.

strained guava juice

Step 7: Taste test at this point and adjust the sweetness and dilution of the juice to your own preferences.

Step 8: Place in the fridge to chill and serve cold. My mom loves freezing the juice in ice trays and using a guava ice block in her smoothies every day.

guava juice served in glasses

Where to buy guava juice

Of course, you can skip these steps and just purchase guava juice from Amazon. It’s sometimes called guava nectar on there.

Guava juice benefits

So, what is guava juice good for? According to this 2016 Thai study, every part of the guava plant from roots, bark, leaves and fruits have potential medicinal use. It cited several lab and animal studies that linked guava to antioxidant and anti-hypertensive benefits. It has also been showed to help dilate blood vessels and protect the cardiovascular system.

Guava juice recipe

Fresh guava juice

This guava juice recipe is as simple as it gets with just 3 ingredients and 15 minutes to make. Sweeten and serve cold for an exotic, refreshing tropical juice that is packed with Vitamin C.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: guava juice
Servings: 2
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Ros Singh

Ingredients

  • 450 grams fresh guava (3 large guavas)
  • 400 mL cold water
  • 3 tbsp sugar (or sweetener of your choice)

Equipment

  • Blender

Instructions

  • Wash guavas thoroughly.
  • Peel skin (optional).
  • Cut into quarters.
  • Add guava quarters, water and sugar to blender.
  • Blend for 5 to 10 seconds.
  • Strain. Double strain if needed.
  • Taste test and adjust water and sweetener levels.
  • Serve cold.

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