Guava Frothy

When you go on a trip, you try to prepare everything you’ll need as early as possible so you don’t forget anything.  Well, surprise, surprise!  I forgot to grab the camera’s memory card and the battery charger on my way out.  Imagine my disappointment when I tried taking a picture! Ugh!  Memorable moment, gone!

So, I sat in the car feeling so disappointed.  There was nothing I could do except looked at the breathtaking view of West Virginia as we drove by.  When it was time to eat, oh boy, the food!  I wanted to take a picture of the food!  If you are a food blogger, you want to talk about the food and have a picture to show it too you know.   What a bummer!

Anyway, I was able to buy one at K-mart in Indiana before we arrived at my brother-in-laws home.  It was probably more disappointing if we weren’t able to take pictures of the family, the breathtaking view of Lake Michigan, and downtown Chicago; like riding the speedboat for example. You must have a picture of the ride. Right? Definitely!

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How about the famous, delicious, authentic, and Chicago’s best pizza?  Oh, yes!

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Giordano’s Italian Stuffed Pizza

We really enjoyed our brief visit.  The children didn’t want to return home yet.  I wish we could stay a bit longer, but we had no choice.  Indeed, time flies when you are on vacation.

The following day,  I was busy cleaning the refrigerator and my children kept bothering me about a snack.  We had fruits, but they wanted something else.  I saw the guava nectar and I thought, oh, Guava frothy!

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Guava is a tropical fruit that is high in Vitamin C and fiber.  I’ve read that its seeds when swallowed or chewed serve as laxative.  It has healing properties and can also improve skin’s texture by washing with the concoction of its leaves.

I love guavas.  I grew up eating them.  My mother used to boil its leaves to help aid stomach ache and indigestion.  Its young leaves serve as medicine when pounded and my mother would use it when my siblings and I had open wounds.  Yes, it worked!  My mother also  used guava in her cooking.  I will try to make the delicious Guava soup recipe that my mother used to make as soon as I can find some fresh guavas and share it with you all.

In the meantime, enjoy this easy, delicious, and refreshing frothy drink I made today.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup guava nectar
  • 1 cup combination of crushed ice and ice cubes
  • whipped cream and Maraschino cherry with stem
  • nutmeg (do not omit)

In a blender, combine guava nectar and ice and process until thickened.

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In a tall, chilled glass, layer whipped cream at the bottom. Sprinkle with nutmeg and add about 1/4 cup of the guava slush.  Repeat until it reaches the brim.  Top with whipped cream and generously sprinkle with nutmeg.  Garnish with Maraschino cherry.  Serve immediately.

Here’s the Mango version of this drink I made a while back after a picnic.   You will need ice cubes, Evaporated milk, mango puree, sugar (optional), whipped cream, and flesh of one Manila mango.  You need to omit the nutmeg in this recipe.  Serve immediately.

Spiced Mango frothy

Disclaimer:  I am a God-fearing woman.  Any claims expressed in this post are solely my personal opinions and experiences.  I’m not trying to rally or force anyone to believe any of my claims.  It is the reader’s responsibility to take precautions when trying guava as medicine to help aid any ailments.

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