It’s challenge day two and I get to show off this Zespri happy yellow kiwifruit lunchbox. If you are a regular reader of my blog you’ll know I’m a sucker for a cute lunchbox. With it’s integrated kiwi side cart and slot to store a spife, this one is pretty nifty.
I don’t know about you but this year the seasonal flu bug hit me hard. It’s been weeks since I had the aches and chills, but I still have a lingering cough. With a double dose of vitamin C when compared to oranges, if I’d had a stash of kiwifruit then I could have kicked the flu’s butt.
- Three smiley ham and cheese sandwiches on brown bread,
- carrots sticks,
- sugar snap peas,
- a little tub of plain yoghurt flavoured with chopped coriander and a little celery salt and
- a green kiwifruit.
I made sure to pack a spife too, so I can eat the kiwifruit easily.
Today marks the beginning of a two week challenge I’m participating in sponsored by Zespri kiwifruit. For the next fourteen days myself and seven other South African bloggers with be sharing different ways we are incorporating kiwifruit into our diets. Keep an eye out towards the end of the week for a nice little giveaway I’ll be holding where you can win a kiwifruit themed hamper and a Fruit & Veg City voucher.
Kiwifruit are perfectly portable little fuzzy snacks. They taste pretty good and with high levels of vitamin C, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids are really good for you too.
To start things off I thought I’d share a breakfast (or any other time of the day) idea, a simple kiwifruit smoothie. All you need to make this are three ingredients and a blender. This takes just a few minutes to make, but if your mornings (like mine) are frantic and hurried you can also make this in the evening and store in the fridge until needed. Just don’t forget to grab your smoothie from the fridge before you fly out the door.
- 1 kiwifruit peeled and cut into chunks
- 200ml plain yoghurt
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Place all ingredients into the jug of your blender or a tall glass if you are using a slick blender. Blend thoroughly until all the chunks of kiwifruit are broken down. Once blended you can strain the mixture if you don’t like the little black seeds, alternatively leave them in for an interesting crunch.
This makes one serving, but you can double up the ingredients if you prefer a larger portion or are making enough to serve more than one person. You can add anything you like to this basic smoothie, additional fruit, oats, granola or a spoon of cocoa powder. The possibilities are endless.