It's no secret that I love summer fruit and I always have a nice selection on hand. But I have to admit that the little kiwifruit is not usually one of them. Oh, I like the taste and always enjoy them when they're served to me on a fruit platter somewhere, but the idea of peeling those furry skins just doesn't appeal to me. So, did you know that you can just scoop out the flesh without peeling them? Neither did I.
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I also had my first taste of the new SunGold Kiwifruit which is a cross between the green and gold varieties. Rather than the typical hairy skin, the SunGold has a smooth skin that is technically edible...although I think I'll just scoop this one, too. It has even more vitamin C than the green kiwi and is wonderfully sweet. I enjoyed a martini made with it and that flavor is still on my mind so I'm pretty sure I know what I'll be drinking next weekend.
1 Small banana, peeled and frozen
1 Kiwi fruit
1/2 Cup low fat Greek yogurt
1/2 Cup low fat milk
1 Teaspoon honey
Pinch of salt
Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until blended. Note that kiwi fruit contains an enzyme that can break down dairy products so this smoothie is best consumed when it's first made.
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