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6 OF OUR FAVE SUPER-CUTE KIWI RECIPES

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KIWIS ARE NOT ONLY BEAUTY & BODY BOOSTERS FOR YOU

they also have health ‘superfruit powers’ for your kids too


You probably know from our previous posts how good kiwis are for your health and wellbeing, well they’re perfect ‘health-booster’ for your kids too, {especially as most kids love them}. Researchers exploring the potential positive effect of kiwis have conducted several studies involving children and have found some amazing results. A study in Italy indicated that children had less trouble with wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing in the night when they consumed 5-7 servings of kiwi or citrus fruit a week. Another study has shown asthma sufferers were also found to derive huge benefits from eating kiwis once or twice a week. {We were blown away by these findings, we love natural alternatives to health conditions.}

Here are more ways the nutritionally-dense kiwi can keep your kids healthy: 
FIBRE: Kiwi provides 16% of the RDA for fibre and helps prevent constipation.
PHYTONUTRIENTS: Kiwis have phytonutrients, which repair DNA, act as the body’s protection against some cancers, and function as antioxidants.
VITAMIN C: One serving of kiwi gives the body 230% of the RDA for Vitamin C, which helps heal wounds, increase iron absorption, and boost the immune system.
CALCIUM: Kiwi provides 5.5% of the RDA for healthy bones.
MAGNESIUM: Kiwi provides 6% of the RDA for Magnesium, which can enhance energy levels.
ZINC: Kiwi helps keep hair, skin, teeth, and nails healthy.

CUTE KID FACT: The kiwi was originally called the Chinese gooseberry and later the “sunny peach”, it was then renamed the kiwi by New Zealand natives after their national bird.

our fave kid-approved kiwi recipes

Kiwis are easy to ‘use’, they can be enjoyed in smoothies, sprinkled into your kids yogurt, mixed into fruit salad, or eaten plain. If you need more ideas, here are six delicious ‘kid-approved’ ways to eat kiwis:

kiwi on a stick

CHOC-DIPPED KIWIS
ingedients:
kiwis
chopped dark chocolate
1/2 cup coconut oil
how-to-make:
* Peel and cut kiwis into 2cm thick rounds.
* Stick popsicle stick into each piece and freeze on a tray in the freezer.
* Melt dark chocolate and coconut oil over a double boiler, then cool to room temp. {Chocolate dip is 2:1 chocolate and coconut oil}.
* Dip each Kiwi-pop into the chocolate mixture (it will immediately turn crispy) and place on a tray to refreeze or pass around right now.

SMOOTHIE POPSICLES

KIWI SMOOTHIE POPSICLE
ingredients:
1 cup milk
1 small banana
2 kiwis, peeled
1 cup fresh baby spinach
½ cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
ice, as needed
how-to-make:
Add all ingredients to a blender and process until well combined. If using fresh fruit instead of frozen, add 4-5 ice cubes before blending. To make popsicles: Pour blended smoothie into popsicles molds and insert a popsicle stick into the center. Freeze for 3-4 hours before removing popsicles from the molds. TIP: Run the molds under lukewarm water for 10-15 seconds to help the popsicles loosen easily. {Source: Love Grows Wild}

YOGURT KIWI CONES

 

YOGURT KIWI CONES
ingredients:
2 kiwis
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups vanilla non-fat yogurt
4 waffle cones

how-to-make:
* Peel, slice crosswise, and quarter kiwis.
* In a small bowl, combine the kiwis and lime juice and toss to coat. Spoon 1/2 cup of yogurt into each cone and top each with the kiwis.

 

kiwi smoothie

STRAWBERRY KIWI SMOOTHIE
ingredients
3 kiwi
1 medium banana
1/3 cup Greek yogurt, vanilla
1 cup spinach
1 cup milk
Layer:
1 cup strawberries, frozen, unsweetened
1 medium banana
1 1/2 cup milk
how-to-make:
* To make the kiwi layer place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add a little more milk if your blender is having a hard time processing it. Pour this layer into 2 to 4 cups.
* To make the strawberry layer place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour this layer on top of the kiwi layer. Serve right away. {Source: Superhealthy Kids}

KIWI POPS

KIWI POPS
ingredients:
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
paper cups
wooden frozen dessert sticks
kiwis, peeled and cut up
how-to-make:
* In a small bowl combine the water and sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves. In a blender combine watermelon cubes and 1 tablespoon of the sugar-water mixture. Cover and blend until smooth. Divide mixture among paper cups. Cover tops of paper cups with foil. Cut a slit in the centre of the foil on each cup; insert a wooden stick through each slit, about halfway into the mixture. Place cups on a small baking sheet. Freeze for 1 to 2 hours or until thick and slushy.
* In a blender combine kiwis and the remaining sugar-water mixture. Cover and blend until smooth. Remove foil from paper cups. Pour kiwi mixture evenly over watermelon layer in cups. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until completely solid. To serve, peel away paper cups. {Source: Better Homes & Gardens}

kiwi chips

KIWI CHIPS
ingredients:
kiwis
how-to-make:
* Peel the kiwis and slice in 6 mm slices.
Place on a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate at 135°F (37°C) for 6-12 hours.
* If you don’t have a dehydrator you can also place these on a cookie sheet in the oven at the lowest temperature, checking them after about 4 hours since an oven tends to be hotter. The chips should be slightly chewy when done. {Source: Thriving on Paleo}


Important info: Some children can be allergic to kiwi fruit. If your child has an adverse reaction to eating kiwi, see your GP immediately. They will then refer you to an allergist or immunologist.


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