Guava and lemongrass punch

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Quantities as a guideline:

15ml honey
250ml     milk (can also use fruit juice for a dairy-free smoothie)
3 ice cubes
300g of any seasonal fresh fruit or combination thereof to your taste/ liking.

Try these combinations:

  • Muesli, nuts, melon, yoghurt to make a breakfast smoothie.
  • Apple (peeled), cucumber, carrot (peeled), celery and a piece of fresh, peeled ginger (raw, peeled beetroot in stead of carrot is also an option)
  • Pawpaw or papino, mango, granadilla pulp and fresh figs (use mango or granadilla juice as a liquid)
  • Lychee, kiwifruit, pineapple, lemon zest and fresh mint sprigs (use pineapple juice as a liquid or yoghurt)
  • Rolled oats, dried figs, raisons, dates and dried cranberries (can even add nuts and peanut butter, they are good sources of protein)
  • Strawberry, watermelon and banana

Guava and lemongrass punch
(Serves 12)

750ml  clear apple juice
250ml     lemon juice
2l guava juice, chilled
4 sticks lemon grass, trimmed and lightly bruised
  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a jug and stir to develop the fragrance of the lemon grass.
  2. Pour the ginger syrup (recipe below) into 12 glasses and top up with the guava mixture.


Make your own ginger syrup

16 slices fresh peeled ginger
250ml     boiling water
250ml sugar (200g)
  1. Combine the ingredients for ginger syrup and stir to dissolve the sugar– set aside and allow to cool.
  2. Remove the ginger slices.