Daily Archives: 21 September 2013

14 Days of Zespri – Day 13

We’re nearing the end of the Zespri kiwifruit 14 day blogger challenge, today’s challenge is to think up a refreshing kiwifruit drink.

Kiwi and mint rooibos iced tea

Although it’s still pretty cold in Cape Town, it’s the beginning of Spring and the warmer weather is just around the corner. While we’re still wrapped in warm blankets or huddled around fireplaces most Capetonians are dreaming of Summer days filled with braais and picnics. This kiwifruit and mint rooibos iced tea fits pretty neatly into those daydreams.

Kiwi and mint rooibos iced tea

Poured into a small thermos I think this would make a lovely addition to a packed lunch. Or you could spike each glass with a shot of vodka or spiced rum before pouring in the tea for an iced tea cocktail, yum!

Kiwi and mint rooibos iced tea

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp loose rooibos or 4 rooibos teabags
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 litre boiling water
  • 4 tsp honey
  • 1 kiwifruit pureed

Method:

  • Place the rooibos and mint into a tall jug (I used a coffee plunger due to the loose rooibos) and pour over the boiled water.
  • Leave to steep for at least 15 minutes, the long you leave it the stronger the flavours will become.
  • Strain the tea into another just or a bottle.
  • Add the honey and┬ákiwifruit puree, stir to dissolve the honey.
  • Stick in the fridge to cool until you are ready to server.
  • Serve over ice with additional sprigs of mint and slices of kiwifruit if desired.

14 Days of Zespri – Day 12

This is going to be my last packed lunch for the 14 days of Zerspri challenge. I’ve really enjoyed eating my kiwifruit lunches and I’ve loved being able to add some new items to my lunchbox collection. I opted to keep things simple with this lunch so I’ve got a sandwich, a little salad, some crunch veggies and a kiwi hanging out in it personal side cart.

Tomato salad and sandwich lunch

Today’s lunch:

  • A cheese and pickled jalapeno sandwich on low gi multiseed bread,
  • a simple baby tomato salad with spring onions,
  • a few sugar snap peas
  • and a kiwifruit.

Zerspri are currently running a campaign called Occupy Lunchbox through which they’d like encourage parents and children (and anyone else who packs lunches) to make healthy choices when packing lunchboxes. The ambassador for the campaign is a cutie called KID Z, check her out in the video below to hear all about what she stands for as the face of the Occupy Lunchbox movement.