Touted as the national fruit of China, but grown worldwide, I rarely see organic kiwifruit
in my area, so I was delighted to find organic kiwifruit at a low price in my local health food
store this week.
Of course, I brought half a dozen home to try out and enjoy!
Well known for its characteristic fuzzy skin and its unique, sweet and slightly tangy flavor,
having fresh, organic kiwifruit is a special treat for me!
More than just a fuzzy face, it is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, as well as a
good source of dietary fiber and vitamin E.
Kiwifruit contains carotenoids, such as provitamin A beta-carotene, lutein and
Plus kiwifruit seed oil contains on average 62% alpha-linolenic acid, and an omega-3
Generally, a medium size kiwifruit provides around 46 calories, 1 g protein, 0.3 g fat,
11 g carbohydrates, and 2.6 g dietary fiber found partly in the edible skin.
Enough said, let’s turn this nutritious fruit into a healthy, delicious, energizing green smoothie
and reap the rewards!
Strawberry, Kiwi, Chia and Kale Green Smoothie
2 organic kiwifruit
2 organic bannanas
1 cup organic strawberries
1/2 cup organic seedless grapes
1 organic orange
2 tablespoons organic raw almond butter
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
1 1/2 cups cold filtered water
2 cups organic kale
Wash and prep fruits and vegetables.
Add fruits, almond butter, chia seeds, flax seed power and water
to your high speed blender (I use a VitaMix).
Blend until smooth.
Add the kale to the liquid base.
Blend until thoroughly mixed.
Taste and adjust as needed.
Add more water if your smoothie is too thick.
Add more grapes if your want a sweeter smoothie.
This recipe should make at least two large mason jars full of
I like to drink a large glass right away save the rest to later.
Pour the extra smoothie into mason jars and store in therefrigerator.
Drink up and enjoy!
Kiwi Nutritional Profile
Important Note About Kiwifruit Allergies
Don’t consume kiwifruit if you suspect that you are allergic to it.
If you are allergic to latex, bananas, papayas, or pineapples it is possible
that you may also be allergic to kiwifruit.
Common allergic reactions include irritations such as itching and soreness of the mouth.
Severe symptoms such as wheezing are most likely to occur in young children.
Kiwifruit also contains calcium oxalate crystals in the form of raphides.
Reactions to these chemicals include sweating, tingling, and sore mouth or throat;
swelling of the lips, tongue and face; rash; vomiting and abdominal
pain, heartburn; and, in the most severe cases, breathing difficulties, wheezing,
What are your favorite ways to enjoy kiwifruit?
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