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.

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. 

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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