In Lo de Marcos, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico we are a tropical paradise with green vegetation and a plethora of fruit. On any given street or trail you will find bananas, pineapples, coconuts, cohune palm nuts, jack fruit and the super fruit, Guanabana. This is the place to get healthy and stay well for the rest of your life.
Guanabana also known as Sour sop is a large spiny green tropical fruit that grows on trees that line many of the avenues in our small pueblo. The sweet flesh of the fruit is used to make drinks that have a taste of strawberry, pineapple, coco nut and banana. Something this delicious has got to be good for you.
This super fruit contains nutrients and antioxidants of carbohydrates, vitamin C and vitamin B in the form of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and alkaline calcium for strong bones. It slows and in some cases stops cancer growth
If that wasn’t enough already the fruit and its leaves destroy viruses and kills parasites. Known additional benefits are suppression of inflammation and aid in inhibiting herpes. Bottom line is that this stuff is good for you.
Brew a tea or blend a smoothie today. Here’s to your health.
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Jamaican Guanábana Drink (adapted from Cook Like A Jamaican)
1 ripe Soursop (Guanabana) or 1 package (14 oz.) frozen Guanábana Fruit Pulp, broken into chunks
1 can cococonut milk
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
2 Tablespoons fresh Lime Juice
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
4 cups water
For sweeter version, add a small amount of stevia or other natural sweetener.
Note: like orange juice, some like pulp some don’t. See Step 3
1. If using the whole fruit, peel the soursop by hand; put flesh in a large mixing bowl and remove all the seeds.
2. Put fruit into blender; If using frozen pulp, just put it in the blender. Add 3 cups of water and puree.
3. Pour puree into in a mixing bowl and add 2 to 3 more cups of water. (If you prefer
a smooth drink, use a strainer and the additional water to remove fruit fibers.)
4. Add coconut milk, nutmeg, lime juice and vanilla and stir to blend.
(if you don’t have a large blender you can use a hand blender to do the final mixing).
Serve chilled with or without ice cubes. Add a dash of nutmeg to each glass before serving.