Friday, November 9, 2012

Kiwi Colada Smoothie

 I have been dealing with two sick children lately.  Since fluids are good for colds and viruses,  I stopped by the grocery store for juice after taking the kids to the doctor.  My favorite clearance rack had ripe kiwis (12 for $1).  Of course I bought them since they are so full of vitamins. An energy/vitamin packed smooth was what this "Dr. Mom" had in mind. Since the kiwis were a bit ripe they were very sweet and perfect for this Kiwi Colada Smoothie.  I used Coconut Milk since kiwis and/or pineapple won't mix well with regular milk.  I found out the hard way that certain enzymes kiwis, pineapple and papaya makes milk taste bitter.  So the coconut milk was a perfect choice.   I really loved this bright and tangy smoothie and so did my little patients.


 
Ingredients:
4-5 ripe kiwis
1 1/2 cup coconut milk **
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup pineapple chunks (frozen preferable)
sugar or agave if needed for sweetness
ice if needed**

Note:  I used Coconut Milk available near the regular milk in a carton.  I did not used the canned variety. 


Directions:
Put all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.  Serve chilled.  Enjoy.

Note:  To easily scoop kiwis, cut in half and use a spoon to scoop around the skin.

 

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18 comments:

  1. I might have to try this. I recently went back to a visit in Oregon and tried my first ever baby kiwi... you don't have to peel them! I was in heaven. It was like eating grapes, but they were kiwis!

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  2. Oooh, this sounds so tropical and refreshing! Yum! I never thought of coconut and kiwi combo - but it sounds perfect!! Have a great weekend, Ramona!

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  3. mmm, i love Kiwis, so does my lil guy :-) Nice drink!

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  4. Hi there. Food on Friday: Pineapple is open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

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  5. This is one lovely kiwi colada smoothy! Such beauty & ooh so appetizing too! :) MMM!

    You also have a very lovely blog here! :) Greetings from a foodie from Belgium!

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  6. Incredible drink, cant resist to this.

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  7. Mmmm....looks very delicious

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  8. All this needs is rum.... can you tell I am ready for Friday night? LOL. Adorable pictures.

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  9. I hope your kiddos feel better. I haven't tried kiwi in a smoothie yet but it sounds fantastic.

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  10. I hope your kids are better soon my friend, though with this drink, they defintiely would :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. Dr. Mom always knows best. I think I need this prescription also.

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  12. What can you use if you don't like coconut milk?

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    1. Hi Debbie, you can try soy or almond milk. If you are drinking it immediately and not putting it in the fridge for any time then you can also use regular cow's milk. The bitterness does not occur immediately... it takes a few hours so it will still taste good.

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  13. I love kiwi and don't eat nearly enough! What a refreshing smoothie!

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  14. My husband bought a big box of kiwis from Costco 2 weeks ago and now they are finally ready to eat (all at once!). This sounds like a great drink! I need to find pineapple juice/chunks for this!

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  15. Hi :)

    Can I post your pictures & recipe on my blog?
    With link back to your blog & name of course :)

    Hugs
    Frida

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    1. Hi Frida, sure you are more than welcome to link my recipe onto your blog. :)

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    2. Aaaaand it's up ;)

      http://fridaspeach.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/kiwi-colada-smoothie/

      Hugs

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