I’ve recently returned from a lovely holiday in the sun. It was a return visit as we knew the hotel had an amazing head chef and the food served was ‘out of this world’ and I really do love good food, especially when there is such a range of choice.
Many evenings, on entering the restaurant, my husband and I were offered a special alcoholic beverage ‘on the house’ – there was even champagne on ice for breakfast! As I don’t drink alcohol I usually just passed on the drink but one evening the Maitre d’ saw me doing this and almost immediately returned with a flute of kiwi juice, and it was superb. This was the ‘neat’ juice but during the day I found it delicious mixed with coconut water making a longer drink.
I love kiwi fruit, either eaten on their own or in a fruit salad but I have never juiced them. I was amazed – what a fantastic tangy, fruity drink and so very refreshing. I was also told how ‘good’ they were for me. On checking this, I found that kiwi fruit are packed with more vitamin C than the equivalent amount of a fresh orange and contain numerous phytonutrients as well as well-known vitamins and minerals that promote good health.
I also discovered that they make a really delicious smoothie which is full of goodness.
2 organic kiwi fruit, unpeeled if organic
½ avocado, peeled
Cup and a half of baby spinach leaves
1/3 cucumber, unpeeled
2 teaspoons flaxseed
Place all ingredients into a Nutribullet or similar. Add coconut water (about 1 cup) and blitz for 1 minute. If too thick, add a little more coconut water.
A healthy, creamy green smoothie either for breakfast or lunch with such a delicious taste. Not too sweet.
All photographs used in this blog have been taken by me, and are of food I have prepared and served myself.