Soursop is a tropical superfruit that can be used in many recipes ranging from smoothies to candies, soups, custards, and dressings. It is low in calories and it's known to have a wide range of health benefits including fighting cancer cells and:
- Antioxidants that help with eye disease
- Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that treat infections
- Bioactive components that fight cancer
- Sedate the body and mind
- Improve respiratory issues
If you want to reap the benefits of soursop while enjoying its great taste, continue reading this article for 5 nutritious soursop recipes.
Easy Soursop Recipes
Don't get fooled by the name "soursop." Although the fruit has some hints of sourness, it is much sweeter than the name implies. Think of a blend of pineapple and banana, then you will get a sense of what the flavor of soursop is like.
Because it's a Caribbean fruit, which also grows in all tropical zones around the world, you may not find soursop in your local grocery store, or it might be extremely expensive. If this is the case in your area, you can substitute the soursop pulp in these recipes with soursop juice or purchase it online to receive it fresh in one or two days.
Without further ado, here are some easy and delicious soursop recipes!
The consistency of soursop punch is nothing like the typical fruit punch most of us are used to. It's more thick and creamy.
And because this recipe calls for a plant-based milk, it's easy on your digestive system, especially if you have a dairy allergy or sensitivity.
In total, it takes roughly 15 minutes to make this drink. Most of the time is spent plucking the seeds from the fruit.
You will need:
- 1 peeled soursop
- 2 1/2 cups of almond milk
- 1 can of condensed coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
If you choose to make your own coconut milk, you can find a recipe here.
First, you'll need to cut your soursop in half. Then remove the stalk with a knife.
Afterward, you'll need to cut the fruit into small pieces and remove the large black seeds. You can use either the knife or your fingers for this part.
Next, you'll put the pulp along with the remaining ingredients in your blender. Put it on a high speed and blend it until the consistency is thick and smooth.
Soursop Ice Cream
You can finally indulge with an ice cream that is low in calories and boasts tons of health benefits. This recipe makes about 6 servings (1 quart) that you can share or keep to yourself.
You will need:
- 4 egg yolks
- 3/4 raw honey
- 4 cups heavy cream
- 4 cups soursop pulp
- 1 lime (zest)
To start, you'll have to peel your soursop, then remove the seeds, and pulp. Next, pour the soursop and heavy cream into a pot. Allow the mixture to simmer on the lowest heat.
While those ingredients are on the stove, whisk the raw honey, heavy cream, egg yolks, and lime zest in a bowl. Continue to mix until it is smooth.
When the mixture on the stove has reached a slow boil, add the contents of the bowl. Continue to whisk as you pour the mixture in. Keep the ingredients on the stove for about 10 minutes.
Then pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions for your specific type. If you don't have an ice cream maker, you can pour the mix into an ice cube tray.
Soursop Nutmeg Dressing
Store bought salad dressings are usually so high in fat that they defeat the purpose of eating a healthy salad. You can make your own within a few minutes using soursop and other fresh ingredients like lime juice and olive oil that pack a nutritional punch.
Here's what you'll need:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup soursop puree
- 3 tbs fresh lime juice
- 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- salt and pepper to taste
- mason jar
This recipe is completely foolproof. All you have to do is combine all of these ingredients inside of a mason jar. Make sure the lid is secure and snug and then shake the jar until everything is mixed in.
Toss the jar into the fridge after and allow it to chill. You can continue cooking the remaining parts of your dinner and the dressing will be ready by the time you're done.
Soursop Coconut Smoothie
Not only will you get all of the health benefits from soursop in this smoothie, you will get a ton from the coconuts and chia seeds as well.
Some of these health benefits are:
- A strengthened immune system
- Improved thyroid function
- Healthier hair and skin
- Added HDL (good) cholesterol
- Improves symptoms of diabetes
For this smoothie, you don't need many ingredients. All you will need are:
- 1 cup coconut milk or water
- 1 cup soursop pulp (frozen works best)
- 1/3 cup fresh coconut chunks
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
Remove all the seeds from your soursop and place all the ingredients into a blender. It will only need to blend for a minute or two.
Once it's finished, you can garnish the smoothie with coconut shavings and additional chia seeds.
Tea is a minimalistic way of benefiting from soursop. You can even enjoy a few cups a day if you'd like.
First, you're going to need:
- 15 soursop leaves
- chopped soursop stem
Boil a liter (1 quart) of water. Then add about 15 soursop leaves (fresh or dried) and a diced stem.
Continue to boil the water for a half hour or so until the water goes down to 2 cups. Once this part is complete, the tea is ready to drink.
You can drink soursop tea hot or cold. Add raw honey, milk, or lime juice to improve the taste.
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