Sunny Days Are Coming…
Green markets are starting to become overloaded with all sorts of fruits and veggies, and some of them arrive from the most exotic places from our planet and an exotic fruit flavor in smoothies is to “die”for.
Thank God winter is long history and sunny days are coming. Good weather, blooming trees and flowers, smiling people, running around kids – they are all announcing outdoor living period.
Exotic Fruit Smoothies
Exotic fruits have always been the best ingredients for any sort of juices, or smoothies and are very popular among people. They are quite simple to be made, and you can add anything that meet your flavor standards.
You can upgrade them by whatever you please.
Passion fruit is highly fragrant, transforming from purple, red to yellow when matures. It is also called “little pomegranate” in Spanish.
It is rich in vitamins A and C, potassium and fiber, and if you are concerned about your diet – don’t be. It has only 16 calories per fruit.
You can slice it in half, scoop the flesh out and eat the seeds and the pulp. It can be served in fruit salads, or with chicken, pork, or even a fish.
For juicing purposes, you can strain the pulp and use it in, as well in many cocktails, desserts and sauces too.
Sparkling Orange And Passion Fruit Smoothie
- 100 gr orange
- 1 passion fruit
- 100 ml sparkling mineral water
- 2-3 ice cubes
- Peel, segment and juice the orange
- Scoop the flesh out from the passion fruit
- Press it through a tea strainer to extract the juice
- Mix the orange, passion fruit juice and the sparkling water
- Pour into glasses and enjoy the exotic fruit taste…
Another exotic fruit you can use in your daily smoothie or juice menu is star fruit. In its appearance it comes as a golden-yellow fruit tasting of citrus, apple and plum combined. Its origins are from Southeast Asia. It has sweet tart flavor, low in calories (only 40 calories) and is a great source of vitamin C.
It can be great addition to salads or savory dishes, or you can use it as a garnish. Don’t eat it if you have kidney problems, since star fruit naturally has kidney stone-forming oxalic acid.
Starfruit & Banana Smoothie
2 star fruits seeded and sliced (spare few slices for garnish)
2-3 tablespoons of dark sugar( or you can use agave nectar)
1½ – 2 cups coconut milk which add more of an exotic taste
Simply put everything in a blender and smooth it. Pour in some exotic and unusual glass shape if you have, pop some straws, garnish and zip. It is that simple.
Other favorite exotic fruit appears to be mango. Its origins are from Southeast Asia and can be found on the market from green to yellow and red appearance.
Simply peel the skin off, cut away the large seed and enjoy the sweet, tropical taste. You can find it fresh, frozen, or dried and in diverse dishes from sweet to savory.
Mango Tropical Paradise Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 mango
- 1 orange
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- coconut milk is optional
- Peel the banana and mango and slice them
- Squeeze orange juice
- Put all ingredients in a blender and smooth them
- If you want some ingredient taste to prevail, add more of what you would like
And that’s it!
Who doesn’t like a taste of papaya? No one. It is so delicious and refreshing, that I think I can live on fruits like this forever.
Its native is Central America and this exotic fruit has soft, buttery flesh with peppery, but edible seeds. It is packed with 118 calories, lots of vitamin C, and a good amount of folate and potassium.
Papaya contains the enzyme papain which is useful in protein digestion. You can enjoy this fruit as fresh or baked, with a bit of squeeze of lemon or lime on it.
Simple Papaya Smoothie Heaven
- 1 papaya
- 1 banana
- coconut milk
Preps? No fuss. Simply peal them and slice them, put them in a blender and add some coconut milk.
Garnish with coconut shaving and release to the feeling that you are lying on a tropical beach zipping and enjoying the big blue…
You can made variations to this smoothie by using different add-on’s like :
- papaya and watermelon combo
- papaya, oranges, banana and kale (and a pinch of coconut milk if kale gives you strong taste)
- papaya, beetroot, pineapple, and banana
- papaya, pineapple and coconut water
- papaya, apricot and almond milk
The variety are so many that you can invent as many as you would like.
Not to forget guava though, as another exotic fruit goodness. It is juicy, sweet and acidic,and its taste can remind you of strawberries and pears combination.
Whatever shape they are, guavas can be 2-4 inches long and can give you excellent amount of vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, potassium, and phosphorus, and you can use it in as many juices, jams, and desserts you would like.
Banana, Coconut Milk & Guava Smoothie
- 1 cup sliced guava
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1 sliced ripe banana
- 3 ice cubes
Simply put everything in blender and that’s it. Serve and garnish upon your taste.
As you can see there are so many variations of exotic fruit smoothies that you can choose from or invent of your own.
Don’t be afraid to experiment – just do it and become master chef for making exotic fruit smoothies.
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