Extremely savoury, egg-shaped and purple, red, or yellow when fully developed, the passion fruit, or purple granadilla (“little pomegranate” in Spanish), is rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber — with just 16 calories in each fruit. Tasting a lot like guava, passion fruit is very versatile and, after removing the seedy pulp inside the fruit, can be used in fruit salads or as a side dish with fish, pork, or chicken. You can also strain the pulp and use it in desserts, juices and smoothies. Or, you can make your life even easier and look for Passion fruit nectar in the same aisle as other canned and bottled juices. Regardless of which you use a passion fruit smoothie is one that you will enjoy.
In this Passion fruit smoothie recipe, it is combined with blueberries and renders a really interesting flavor. You can also add a tablespoon of Chia seed as well. Adding Chia to this recipe won’t change the remarkable flavor as Chia has no real taste of its own, but it will add a great deal more nutritional value including heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
In your favorite blender mix:
- 1/2 cup Passion Fruit Nectar
- 1 1/2 cup Blueberries (frozen is fine)
- 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
- 2 tsp. honey
- 1 Tbsp. Chia seed
- Ice to taste