Tropic of Smoothies – Soursop

Last night I stopped at El Oriental de Cuba in JP to pick up a Tamarindo Smoothie. Across the street is a Hi-Lo Supermarket. I needed harvarti cheese so I walked over there. No sign of havarti, because this is a tropical supermarket. They have Goya products you won’t find at your local Hannafords and — oh joy! — they have frozen unsweetened tropical fruit puree — Tamarindo, soursop, parcha (passionfruit) and more. I bought the soursoup, also known as guanabana.

I had my first soursop shake in Cruz Bay while on vacation in St. John, USVI and was immediately hooked. I would amble down to the town every day for a shake and a patty. These days I pay $3.00 for one but now — I can make them myself!! The puree, which makes 3 shakes is just $1.49. I use a modified recipe to substitute for sugar and milk. This was my breakfast shake:

Soursop Breakfast Smoothie

Makes one large shake:
– 1/3 package of frozen soursop puree
– 1/2 cup frozen strawberries (optional)
– 3/4 cup of almond milk (unsweetened)
– juice of 1/2 a lime
– scoop of whey protein powder (optional)
– liquid stevia (I like NuNaturals brand) to taste
– 2 or 3 ice cubes
– 1/2 cup of water
– 1 heaping tbs. of Benefiber (optional)

Blend thoroughly and enjoy. Here’s a more traditional Jamaican version:


  • 1 pound sour sop peeled, seeded & sliced
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 5 tablespoon sugar (add more or less to taste)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 squeezed lime (optional)

I see no reason why rum and more lime cannot be added for an evening libation.


1 Comment

  1. mmm!!! delicious! Great write up.
    I will give you a site in USA where I got real fruit on powder form, I mix it with milk and ice cream to go healthy. they have mango, soursop, apple, pineapple, etc. A lot of fruits and veggies. Enjoy guys!

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