Jugo surtido
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Recipe: Jugo surtido ("assorted" juice)

The funny thing about this juice is that the name tells you nothing, however everyone in Lima (possibly in Perú) knows exactly what to expect. The taste of a classic jugo surtido is, I’m sure, ingrained in the memories of millions of limeños who have ever set foot in a juguería (juice bars). When I was growing up, the best juguerías could be found in mercados (markets). Popular flavours were papaya, lúcuma con leche (lúcuma and milk), fresa con leche (strawberries and milk), plátano con leche (banana and milk), surtido and especial (surtido plus algarrobina and egg). I hated lúcuma until my mid-20s, the other single-fruit ones were common at home and especial was too intense for me. Therefore, surtido was my go-to choice.

Jugo surtido

Jugo surtido

Jugo surtido is a classic fruit and vegetable juice/smoothie very popular in Peruvian juguerías (juice bars).
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Peruvian


  • 1/4 papaya
  • 2 slices cooked beetroot
  • 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 6-8 strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2-2.5 cups water


  • Blend all ingredients, pretend you are in a Peruvian mercado and enjoy.
Keyword dairy free, fruits, gluten free, juice, Peruvian cuisine, Peruvian food, smoothie, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian

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