After a long day at work, all you need is a tall glass of chilled natural guava kiwi Coconut Rum Drink. This delectable beverage is ideal for any occasion.
This blog will teach you not only how to make this one-of-a-kind guava-kiwi drink, but also some interesting health and nutrition facts about these unusual fruits.
This site contains affiliate links. When you buy through any of these links, we will receive a commission. This is at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting Food Explora and allowing the blog site to continue to bring you valuable content.
DISCLAIMER: THIS BLOG SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE
The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only.
No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Furthermore, always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment, and before undertaking a new health care regimen.
In addition, never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
Why Drink Kiwi?
Did you know that Kiwi, or Kiwifruit as we know it today, was originally referred to as Chinese Gooseberries?
A school teacher brought the seeds to New Zealand on her way back from China in 1904.
The fruit was renamed after the Kiwi birds, which are endemic to New Zealand. Medical News Today
Kiwi is one of the most unusual-looking fruit in my opinion.
It has a fuzzy exterior and vibrant green flesh that is adorned with tiny black seeds.
In addition, It is a source of good nutrition and has many health benefits.
Vitamin C In Kiwi
According to Healthline, about 4 oz of Kiwi (about 1 medium) provides approximately 83 percent of your recommended Daily Value (DV) of Vitamin C.
WebMD on the other hand, claims that the Kiwifruit contains approximately 230% of your recommended DV of Vitamin C.
They did not, however, specify how much kiwifruit you must consume to achieve this amount.
Other Kiwi Nutrition & Health Benefits
The NIH review article details the numerous health and nutrition benefits of the kiwi fruit.
Moreover, the fruit contains Vitamins: Folate and other B vitamins, Vitamins A, E, and K.
Minerals: magnesium, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, copper, and potassium.
Aside from its nutritional value, kiwifruit is high in carotenoids, antioxidants, and soluble and insoluble fibers.
Let's Talk Guava
Every time I see guava fruit, I am transported back to my childhood. I loved and enjoyed climbing the guava fruit tree in my backyard in search of ripe fruits.
Keep an eye out for worms! You will almost certainly find at least one fruit with worms when you bite into it.
There are different species of guava. The guava fruit I grew up eating was green when young and as they mature the skin turns yellow.
In addition, the flesh on the inside is a bright pink color. The guava I use in the Guava Kiwi Coconut rum drink, on the other hand, has yellow internal flesh.
Guava Nutrition Benefits
Guava, like many other fruits, contains a number of different vitamins and minerals.
Furthermore, they contain compounds that make them a good source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that your body may benefit from.
When I lived in Jamaica, we made tea from the leaves of the guava tree.
However, I had no idea of the many health benefits of drinking guava leaf tea or other “bush teas” I frequently consumed as a child.
Extra Benefit: Guava Leaf Extract
According to Healthline, animal and test-tube studies show that extracts from guava leaves may have anti-cancer effects or inhibit cancer cell growth.
However, we will not be using leaf extract in this recipe. The drink is made from natural fruits and contains a small amount of my favorite Bacardi Coconut Rum.
Guava Kiwi Coconut Bacardi Rum Drink
- Mixing Bowl
- Storage Container
- 4 Medium Kiwi, cubed
- 5 Small Ripe Guava, quartered
- ½ cup Brown Sugar (optional)
- ½ cup Bacardi Coconut Rum
- 4 cup Water
- 3 cups Coconut Water
- ¼ cup Sliced Fresh Ginger
- 2 medium Lemon, Juiced
- In a blender combine the 4 cups of water, kiwi and guava pieces, and ginger slices.
- Place lid on the blender and blend on medium for 2 minutes or until pureed. The juice will be very thick due to the fruit's high pectin and soluble fiber content.
- Over a mixing bowl, use a strainer to strain the juice from the pulp. Discard the pulp. A cheesecloth is more efficient at straining most of the fruit pulp.
- To the extracted guava-kiwi juice, add 2 cups of fresh coconut water. sugar, lemon juice, and Bacardi Coconut Rum. Use a spoon to stir and mix until the sugar has completely dissolved.
- Sugar can be substituted with your preferred simple sugar or honey. If you're watching your sugar intake, you can completely omit the brown sugar. My recommendation is to use extra ripe fruits. Kiwi has a naturally tangy taste. The longer they are allowed to ripen and soften at room temperature, the sweeter they become and, as a result, the tartness of the Kiwi is reduced.
- After thoroughly combining all of the ingredients, chill in the refrigerator or serve over ice in a glass. If you want a stronger buzz, add a little more coconut rum. Serves about 4-6 people.
Let me know what you think. leave a comment and rate my drink recipe.
You will also love this recipe. It pairs and completes this delicious homemade Sweet Sesame Air Fry Pollock With Mushroom Rice Noodles