Starfruit Juice – The Perfect Summer Refreshment

Starfruit Juice at Blue Osa

Starfruit, also known as carambola, is a sweet and sour exotic fruit in a star shape. It’s not only tasty but its health benefits make it one of the best tropical fruits on the market. Good news, we have 3 starfruit trees at Blue Osa to refresh your days with star fruit juices or desserts.


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Starfruit Juice

From the Kitchen of Blue Osa
Gluten-free, sugar-free, fat-free, vegan, raw vegan

Starfruit Healing Properties:

* very low in calories
* full of antioxidants – vitamin C and B-complex and flavonoids
* helps with metabolism
* contains oxalic acid which helps with the absorption of some minerals but on the other hand can be harmful to people with kidney problems so check out with your doctor
* starfruit does not allow toxins to get absorbed and thus protects the colon
* mineral intake – zinc, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium
* the starfruit peel is a great dietary fiber
* diuretic
* heals cough
* cures headaches and hangovers


  • 3 starfruits freshly picked in the garden
  • 1 cilantro leave
  • 3 leaves of mint or lemon hierbabuena plant
  • 2 cups of water
  • cinnamon

How to make Starfruit Juice ingrediants


  1. Trim off the ends of star fruits, chop the rest and put into a blender or just muddle really well.
  2. Pour fresh water and blend it all until smooth.
  3. Add mint and cilantro leaves.
  4. Add cinnamon to taste and blend or muddle for another second.
  5. Serve in a glass.

How to Make Starfruit Juice

Starfruit Juice Muddle

Starfruit Juice at Blue Osa

And for those cocktail lovers, check out how to make Blue Osa’s signature Starfruit Cocktail!


Buen Provecho from Blue Osa Retreat + Spa



2 Comments on “Starfruit Juice – The Perfect Summer Refreshment”

  1. I have a starfruit tree and the fruit just falls to the ground for the birds and bugs. So when I saw the starfruit jam, I was very happy.
    Then I went further to the juice. It looks good, but what is and where do I get the hieerbabuena plant.?

  2. Thank you so much for your beaut recipes. A friend (neighbour) has one very large Starfruit tree and it has 5 crops a year. So we receive (and pick) great boxes full of fruit. So far I have made Jam, now I shall make the juice, then the tart, and perhaps stew some with honey and cinnamon. And it’s so yummy and healthy too! Peggy in South East Queensland, Australia

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