Monday, June 10, 2013

Green Smoothies with Apples, Kiwi and Manuka Honey 奇异青冰沙

If you have been following my blog, you probably noticed I am into smoothies nowadays. Well, reasons are many. It's cooling, it's packed with nutrition that can be directly absorbed by our bodies and most importantly, it is yummy and we all love it!  :)

Today I made this feel good smoothie for my big guy and my little girl who are both not feeling too well -running nose, no thanks to our temperamental weather. Unlike the previous smoothies, it has a slight sourish taste due to the kiwi, hence I added Manuka honey to balance it. 

My little boy doesn't like kiwi when serve fresh, probably due to its sourness; however when served as smoothie, he gobbled down the entire cup without me asking :)

Why kiwi? This fuzzy little fruit originated from China but made popular by the New Zealander is packed with nutrition and is probably one of the most nutrition dense fruit, it offers benefits from disease prevention (high fiber, antioxidant) to supplier of vitamins (acic folic, vitamin C, vitamin E) and minerals (calcium, copper).  It's pretty amazing that one small fuzzy fruit contains so much of nutrient!

Green apples, on the other hand, are packed with fiber, vitamin A, B, C & E, low in cholesterol and it has this tartaric and malefic acid that helps to prevent constipation, diarrhea and indigestion. In fact, it's one of the frequent fruits you can find in our fridge.

Mixed these two green guardian fruits with lemon and Manuka honey, now you see why I called this the Feel-Good Smoothies? :)


4 medium green apples 四粒中型青苹果
3 green kiwis 三粒奇异果
1/2 lemon, extract the juice 半颗柠檬汁
3-4 spoons of Manuka honey (adjust according to your liking) 三-四茶匙Manuka蜂蜜
6-8 ice cubes 六至八颗冰块

Step-by-Step Guides:
1. Mix honey and lemon juice with 1/2 cup of warm water. Set aside.
2. Wash and cut all the fruits into cubes, toss into the blender and add the honey lemon juice. Blend on high speed for 20-30seconds. Add the ice cubes last.
3. Chill in fridge for 30 minutes before serving.

Useful Tips!
  • Please take note that honey is not recommended for children under 1 yo as there is a potential of allergic reaction. If you are not comfortable to serve honey to little one under 2 yo, you may substitute green kiwi with golden kiwi which is sweeter hence you may skip the honey.
  • When choosing kiwi, go for those that are plump and slightly firm when touch, and no visible bruises or wrinkles on the surface.

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