Have you ever had a glass of homemade passion fruit juice? If you haven’t, well it is truly a glass full of magic.
Passion fruit grows on a big vine. When it gets hot the vine grows extremely beautiful flowers. The flowers then turn into an oval shaped green fruit. As long as it stays warm the fruit will continue to turn a deep purple. When they fall off the vine they are ripe and ready to eat. If you’re not ready to process them right way, don’t worry because they will keep for quite awhile on the counter. Even if they’re shriveled up and not looking so good, they’re still fine to eat. After you’ve gathered up enough fruit, it’s time to make juice.
The recipe is simple and we absolutely love it. Not only is it delicious but it also contains a long list of health benefits. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, passion fruit contains such nutrients as vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, fiber, and protein.
Potential Health Benefits:
- Immunity Boosting
- Potentially Anti-carcinogenic
- Rich in Vitamin A
- Aids in Digestion
- Reduces Blood Pressure
- Improves Circulation
- Alleviates Bone Health
- Reduces Insomnia
- Soothes Respiratory Conditions
- 2.5 cups of juice
- 5 cups of cold water
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup of sugar (more or less depending if you prefer sweet or tart juice)
- Cut of the tops of the fruit
- Scoop the seeds into a fine mesh colander
- Separate the juice from the seeds by mashing them over a bowl
- Add the sugar, water, and passion fruit juice together
- Stir it up and enjoy!
When you add those three key ingredients you get delicious tasting juice that packs several potential health benefits. If you try this recipe you are bound to like it!
Have you ever had passion fruit juice? Leave me a comment and let me know.