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Guanábana (Soursop) Shake with Visalus, Healthy and Delicious

This is a sponsored post. I received ViSalus products and used the Vi-Shape nutritional shake mix to create a delicious Latino inspired passion fruit piña colada popsicle recipe that is high on nutritional value and low on calories.  All opinions are sincere and are my own.

Soursop guanávana shake smoothie


Soursop is a tropical  fruit common in Central and South America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa.  It’s taste has been described as a combination of pineapple and strawberry with a hint of sour citrus.  In Guatemala and in many other Latin American countries we know it as guanábana.  As a child growing up in Guatemala I remember enjoying guanábana drinks and my favorite, guanávana ice cram and popsicles.

I was thrilled to find guanábana pulp in the frozen section of my grocery store and I have started using it a lot in the kitchen and my kids just love it!

soursop shake

Health Benefits of Soursop

There is much debate when it comes to soursop’s medicinal properties.  Many websites site laboratory research studies that claim to have found that soursop will kill cancer cells more effectively that chemotherapy while other websites assure that these claims can not be proven.  The truth is that weather soursop fights cancer cells or not it still has great health benefits.

Soursop contains abundant amounts of vitamin C with helps protect against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even improves skin’s elasticity retarding and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Soursop also contains a number of other nutrients, including potassium, magnesium, thiamin, copper, niacin, folate, iron, and riboflavin.  It’s high fiber content helps keep your digestive system healthy and prevents constipation.


Guanávana or Soursop Great for You Shake with Visalus
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 8 oz. Almond milk,
  • 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix,
  • ½ cup frozen soursop or guanábana pulp, broken into chunks (you can find it in Latino grocery stores)
  • 1 ViSalus banana flavor packet
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  1. In bowl of blender, add milk, ice, frozen fruit pulp and sugar. Puree until mixture is smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.


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About the author

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula moved from her native Guatemala to SW Florida with her husband and two children and together they are discovering what it means to live life between two languages.

Paula studied architecture who now makes a living as a freelance writer, traveler and amateur photographer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on travel, food and bicultural and bilingual parenting .

When she is not on a plane or road trip she likes to create recipes inspired in the flavors of her native Guatemala.

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  1. Sofia

    I bet this tastes delicious! It is a shake my mom would love (she is a huge guanabana fan)
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  2. Nova S

    soursop is very common in my homeland and indeed has recently prove that it is helpful in some sort of sickness too.
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  3. Chubskulit Rose

    Sounds like a very healthy snack.
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  4. jheylo

    It makes me drool 😀 thanks for sharing the ingredients. Will try it whenever I can.
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  5. April McGregor

    I like soursop. we call it Guyabano in my country.:)
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  6. Diane Barrios

    if ever you run out of fresh fruit, i recommend Markizza soursop juice on amazon, it tastes just perfect!

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