Before leaving Colombia we had to try Guanabana! It’s a huge investment of a fruit; a big mama from the plant family: Annonacea.
This family hosts the magical exotic flavors of cherimoya (Annona cherimola), sugar apple (Annona squamosa), custard apple (Annona reticulata), and the only tropical fruit that grows in North America; the pawpaw (Asimina triloba) – my personal favorite! Also this family is loaded with heart- healthy fats, something very rare for fruits.
Andres told me that his grandmother may have blended the whole fruit with seeds – and research shows that the whole plant is worked with medicinally, especially notable is it’s work against cancer (see more here)
After tasting it’s magnificent flavor I decided to try it in a smoothie. It was excellent! Here’s what delicious recipe followed!
8 oz Guanabana – seeds removed 1 banana 1 Cup Almond milk Cinnamon (to taste) Ginger (to taste)
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