I haven’t been a big fan of guavas, but since I learned recently that only 2 guavas will set you up with 300% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C, I thought I would work on consuming more. So I came up with this refreshing drink recipe:
1 lb guavas, washed and cut in halves or quarters
2 cups water
1/2 cup of honey or sugar or a mix of the two. I used 1/4 cup mesquite honey
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped.
Place the sweetener(s), the vanilla bean along with the contents, and 1/2 cup of water in a heavy pot over medium heat. Bring to low simmer for 5 min. Cool.
Remove the bean itself from the water and combine this with the guavas and the remaining 1 1/2cup water in a blender.
Pour through a sieve to strain out seeds (if desired)
Fill a glass about halfway with the guava blend (it will be thick) and top with your favorite sparkling water and a squeeze of lime. Even more Vitamin C– Yay!