This easy feijoa smoothie without banana is fresh and delicious. A great green smoothie for a healthy breakfast or quick and easy snack.
This feijoa breakfast smoothie is a delicious way to start your day. Made with whole feijoas and plenty of good stuff it tastes as good as it looks! Cheers!
Recipe tips and frequently asked questions
Can I make this with other fruit?
Yes you can. I found the combination of pears and spinach boosted the goodness without competing with the flavor of the feijoas.
You can experiment with other fruit such as apples, blueberries, kiwis and bananas but be aware some may overwhelm the flavor of the feijoas. Banana in particular has a tendency to overwhelm the flavor of the feijoa, which is why I left it out of this recipe.
Can I make a feijoa protein smoothie?
This recipe already contains greek yogurt which has about 10g per 100gms, depending on the brand. If you want to boost the protein content further you can add a further twenty to twenty-five grams of protein, which can be anywhere from ½ a scoop to two scoops of protein powder, depending on the brand.
How do I turn this into a feijoa smoothie bowl?
Thicken the smoothie by replacing ½ of the milk with extra yogurt. Top with your favourite smoothie bowl toppings such as granola, chia seeds, shredded coconut or hemp seeds. I like to toast my granola and seeds for extra crunch, yum!
Can I make a feijoa milkshake?
Yes you can. Simply replace the greek yogurt with two scoops of vanilla (or feijoa!) ice cream instead. Depending on how sweet you like things you might also be able to leave out the honey. A bit less healthy but arguably worth it!
Can I make this vegan?
You sure can. Simply replace the milk and yogurt with your favourite plant-based alternatives and you're good to go!
I Really don't like feijoa skins, can I leave them out?
You can of course scoop the feijoa flesh out of the feijoas and just use that instead. But the skins contain a lot of perfume, flavor and other goodies so your smoothie won't have the same depth of feijoa flavor or green colour if you do this.
Or if you're looking for a lighter alternative try my easy peach water.
Feijoas: aka pineapple guavas. No need to worry if you don't have your own tree. They are available in abundance throughout New Zealand from supermarkets, roadside stalls, friends and neighbors.
Outside New Zealand you can sometimes order online and they will ship the fruit. Alternatively in Australia I was able to find someone nearby me through my local buy sell swap group, so it's worth asking around.
Pears: sweet, fresh juicy pears complement the feijoa flavors without competing with them. Look for really ripe, soft, juicy fruit.
Spinach leaves: to am up the goodness and green color of this smoothie. You can also use small silverbeet leaves.
Greek yogurt: is wonderfully thick and helps give body to this smoothy. You could also use natural or vanilla yogurt.
Milk: full fat milk is best in this recipe for maximum flavor but you could use skim milk if you are watching your fat intake.
Honey: adds some natural, refined sugar free sweetness. You could also use maple or agave syrup instead if you're not a fan of honey or skip it all together.
How to make a feijoa smoothie
Top and tail the feijoas but leave the skins on. Dice the feijoas. Peel, core and dice the pear. Wash the spinach leaves and roughly chop.
Add all the ingredients to a deep sided jug you can use a stick/immersion blender in. Blend very well until well combined and all the large pieces of feijoa and spinach are blended in.
How to serve
To serve this feijoa raw smoothie pour it into a tall glass, add a straw and enjoy!
How to store
This healthy green smoothie is best served immediately after making. The feijoas in particular will turn brown over time. Still tastes delicious, just looks a bit less pretty.
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- Stick/immerson blender or blender
- 4 medium ripe feijoas
- 2 medium ripe juicy pears
- 6 spinach leaves
- ½ cup (125mls) greek or natural yogurt
- 1 cup (250mls) milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Top and tail the feijoas but leave the skins on. Dice.
- Peel, core and dice the pear.
- Wash the spinach leaves and roughly chop.
- Add the feijoas, pears, spinach, yogurt, milk and honey to a deep sided jug you can use a stick/immersion blender in. Blend very well untill well combined.
- Pour into a tall glass, add a straw and enjoy!
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