Homecooked Trials

Pomelo Fruit Smoothie, a Bitter-Sweet Experiment

Pomelos. I’ve always seen them in the stores, yet never ate a pomelo. I didn’t know how they tasted like and I’m never one to skip on tasting something at least once. Out of curiosity, I bought a big old sack of pomelos for experimenting. Because why not.

Fast forward a few days. There I was relaxing on my balcony enjoying the sea breeze on a particularly hot day. It was then when I had a savory spur of the moment thought. I would love a refreshing citrus smoothie. I still had that sack of unopened pomelos. My blueberries and strawberries were in the freezer. This is going to happen I thought back to myself. A pomelo fruit smoothie.

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Blueberry, Strawberry, Pomelo Fruit Smoothie

I hand picked a rather large pomelo thinking this is going to yield a massive amount of pulp. I cut it right down the middle. Let me tell you there was so much I hadn’t expected. The rind was epic. I could’ve ground up the pomelo rind and molded a small grapefruit! Don’t get me wrong, there was still a considerable amount of pulp to work with. I suppose I was expecting the opposite, less rind and more pulp.

I took a bite out of the pulp. I found it had a little less bite than a normal grapefruit. It had an almost softer taste. Not exactly a sweeter taste for me but just not as bitter.

I juiced the rest of the pomelo, awkwardly might I add, with my small juicer. I added the pulpy juice and frozen berries into my blender. As it blended I added a tablespoon of sugar and a pinch of salt for contrast. The outcome was bittersweet citrus flavored all-fruit smoothie.

I sat back on my porch and continued to enjoy the rest of my day. Mission accomplished.

If you like to make your own all fruit smoothie the recipe is easy.

  • Grab what fruits you want to add into the smoothie. I like adding sweet berries and citrus fruits to create and interesting flavor.
  • Chop them into chunks if need be.
  • Add a tablespoon of sugar.
  • A pinch of salt to bring out the flavors.
  • A cup of ice.
  • Blend all the ingredients together and let the blender do its magic.

Soon you’ll be running your own Jamba Juice lab right from your kitchen!