Guanabana, or Soursop, is a tropical fruit found found throughout Latin America, and many parts of Southeast Asia. It is often the base for many sweet dishes in these areas, but has many uses. Herbal medicine and recipes involve soursop as well, as it has been claimed to be instrumental in fighting cancer, relieving distressed stomachs, fevers, pains, and respiratory conditions. I grew up very familiar with it because of my Salvadoran background, and was always able to find it in the frozen fruits section of my local supermarket growing up in South Florida.
Check out this summer recipe for a fresh, healthy, Guanabana based moringa smoothie!
- 1/2 cup soursop pulp
- 1 cup almond milk or milk of choosing
- Sugar- sweetened to taste
- Handful of ice
- Moringa powder
- Chopped pistachios
If using fruit as a whole, cut it and scoop out the pulp. Make sure to remove the seeds. Blend all ingredients together, except the pistachios. Serve cold, and garnish with Chopped pistachio bits. Enjoy!
About the Author:
As an International Studies major at the Johns Hopkins University, I have been exposed to many perspectives on certain global issues and ideas. Having been a Miami, Florida native, I have also come to appreciate different languages and cultures such as Spanish and German. Growing up in a tropical environment provided a large variety of fresh foods and local farmers markets, allowing me to further my education in proper nourishment. I have a strong interest in sustainability, and hope to aid in the development of better independent farming practices. While helping to provide sustainable farming is essential, I feel the best way an area can flourish is through giving it the tools to allow it to eventually efficiently nourish itself. I hope to practice international law in the future and focus my research on Latin American infrastructures. Aside from academics, my interests range from music and art museums to being an active runner.
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