An Overabundance of Fruit? Make juice!

Today’s offering from the Veggie Gringa!

Veggie Gringa Devours Costa Rica


I was picking pineapples this morning, and I still had some fruit to use up…This might seem over-simplistic – but I have friends who have lived here for years who don’t know how to make the juices, (locally called frescos, or batidos when made with milk).

This is a good thing to do with all of the citrus fruits, guyaba hawaiana, guanabana. papaya, sancoya, starfruit, berries, pineapple, and what we have above, maracuya, aka passionfruit.  The citrussy fruits don’t work well with milk, but papaya, berries and banana make excellent milkshakes type goodies – perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up.

My general recipe:  1/4 part fruit, 3/4 part water (or milk) and sugar to taste.  In the case of some fruits that are strong flavored, like the passionfruit or limes, you use less fruit and more water.  With experimentation, tasting and practice, you figure out how you like it.

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