Warning! These 14 days, may change your perception about Kiwifruit forever!
Ok I’m saying so because years ago, I don’t really fancy eating kiwifruit. Because I always get picked on the super sour ones, or … no, it’s only that reason. But after a workshop in Bayan Indah last September, I found my love for this fruit. I love adding it to my smoothies in the morning and adding it into my salads because it’s just more vibrant and fun!
Kiwifruit is naturally high in antioxidants (e.g Vitamin C, E, polyphenols, carotenoids) to help fight against damage caused by free radicals in the body. It;s also a natural source of fibre for a healthy digestive system!!
So. What’s up?
Yeap. I was contacted and asked if I was interested in participating this challenge.. Yes of course!! Initially I thought I had to post 14 days consecutively of kiwi recipes (die loh), but no, it’s not like that. BUT BUT BUT I will attempt to do so (read: attempt). You’ll see me posting about the benefits and nutrition of this little amazing fruit, recipes, and DIY stuffs and lots of photos of me eating Kiwifruit. HAHAHAHA But most importantly, I will be incorporating Kiwifruit into my daily meals and see what happens 14 days later.
If you’ve missed anything, just click on my zespri kiwifruit photo on the right bar >>>>>> and look for posts under this challenge. You can also look for #zespriMY in Instagram and Facebook AND twitter to check out other challenger’s posts and yummy recipes!! While you’re at it, I am now hashtagging my cooking and baking photos as #sweecooks and #sweebakes on IG.. Send me some <3 🙂
So. let’s get to it.
There are 3 types of Zespri Kiwifruit available in Malaysia. Green, Gold, and the newest, SunGold. Here’s a simple chart to show the difference between the 3 Kiwifruit.
The Gold and SunGold Kiwifruit has a similar taste profile, both being sweeter than the Green Kiwifruit. My favourite would be the gold ones actually because I prefer the fruits to be sweeter. But when using for cooking, the green ones tend to work better, especially in salads.
Since today is sunny bright Sunday, I’ll share an easy smoothie recipe with the SunGold Kiwifruit. For me, I don’t have any particular rules in making a smoothie, except that I sort of need some kind of dairy, either milk or yogurt in it. And if the fruits sort of taste well together, go ahead and buzz them up together!
Yes! I’ve read that you can actually eat Kiwifruit’s skin… I am still abit skeptical in eating the fuzzy Green Kiwifruit’s skin, so I chose the SunGold Kiwifruit (as it’s smooth and no fur fur) and I guess if it’s blended .. well, who knows anyway
Delicious smoothie for a morning fuel! Adding chia seeds fills u up better because it makes the smoothie into a more gooey texture. As for the question, adding a kiwifruit AND a pineapple together, isn’t it too sour or tart ?
If you use the yellow fleshed ones, then it reduces the tartness. Add manuka honey or agave nectar as a sweetener.
OK that’s it for today. See you tomorrow!
For more info about Zespri Kiwifruit, check out their website http://www.zespri.com.my/