passion fruit refresher

Passion Fruit Refresher (Lilikoi Drink)

This 3 ingredient Passion Fruit Refresher is the perfect cool, sweet and sour drink. Living in Hawaii, passion fruit is called Lilikoi. Lilikoi grows everywhere! It is a delicious local treat. Where we live on island it is very warm all year round. Most of the time we need a cool refreshing drink that is healthy and low in processed sugar. To shake things up from our traditional chill coconut water breaks we made this easy Passion Fruit Refresher. This Lilikoi Drink pairs well with Avocado Toast or alongside Hawaiian Coconut Haupia.

Passion Fruit Refresher Recipe Rundown:

Passion fruit/ Lilikoi: For this recipe we used frozen lilikoi. At our local Costco, in the frozen fruit section frozen lilikoi juice is sold. We like the frozen lilikoi because it serves as flavored ice cubes. Regular, from the vine lilikoi can be substituted. For those who have never tried lilikoi before once they become wrinkled on the outside, they are ripe and ready! Slice them in half and scoop out the insides and place it inside the glass you’ll be drinking from. While the product we used has the seeds separated from the pulp, the seeds are completely edible and delicious.

Water: Water is the base of this recipe. Though it could be substituted with coconut water!

Maple: Maple is our sweetener of choice. It blends in so perfectly with the lilikoi and the water. Though we have not tested this recipe with any other types of sweeteners, feel free to use agave, monk fruit, coconut sugar or maybe other fruits like pineapple or blueberries to make this drink naturally sweeter. 

Additional ideas: Some additional ideas to potentially incorporate into the Passion Fruit Refresher include some of these fresh and detoxifying ingredients. 

Fresh mint leaves 

Fresh Thai basil leaves

A dash of cayenne pepper

A dash of turmeric powder

Fresh lime juice or even a lime wedge into your refresher

If you’re looking for another tropical drink refresher be sure to check out our Easy Dragon Fruit Lemonade.

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Passion Fruit Refresher (Lilikoi Drink)

Recipe by Cooking Up Vegan Course: DrinkCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This 3 ingredient Passion Fruit Refresher is the perfect sweet and sour drink.


  • 3 cups 3 Water

  • 1 cup 1 Passion fruit, frozen cubes

  • 1-3 Tbsp 1-3 Maple Syrup


  • Add the Passion fruit chunks and water into a large glass.
  • Add the maple and mix.
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories115
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.5g 0%
    • Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 18mg 1%
  • Potassium 786mg 23%
  • Total Carbohydrate 62.5g 21%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.5g 0%
    • Sugars 59g
  • Protein 1.7g 2%

  • Calcium 3%
  • Iron 8%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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