March 07, 2007

Kiwi Pineapple Smoothie




Ingredients:
4-6 kiwi (depending on size)
8 oz plain yogurt
6 oz pineapple juice
dollop of golden syrup

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Divide among two 8 oz glasses or pour into one really big glass and serve.




My thoughts:
The other day I asked my friend Heather for ways to use up extra juice and she suggested making a smoothie. When she said that I realized that I don't think I've drank a smoothie before. I've seen them, but I think I've always associated them with over ripe bananas (which I abhor) and stayed away. Heather reassured me that they can be made with banana free and with yogurt so when I found myself with 6 kiwi on the verge of spoiling, I thought I'd give smoothies a shot. I was a little worried-in addition to my aversion to over ripe bananas, I am also find it difficult to drink large amounts of liquids at one time-but it was great. It had a fresh kiwi flavor, used up a can of pineapple juice I've had since I made pineapple cupcakes last June, and I felt virtuous and healthy while drinking it. The recipe did yield a lot of beverage and next time I make it, I will wait until there is some one around to share it with, but it was good enough to make me rethink my avoidance of the smoothie.

15 comments:

  1. Smoothies are great. Especially for an on the go lite lunch. Plus when you make them at home you can make them to suit your tastes. I agree on the banana thing though. I like bananas but not in my smoothie as the entire thing ends up tasting like banana with a hint of fruit.

    My favorites are yogurt lemonade and some berries. YUM! I haven't made one in awhile.

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  2. Rachel, that is just spring time in a glass! I love every flavor in it! And as a devoted smoothie drinker, you can be sure I''ll be making this one. Refreshing and delicious!

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  3. oh a kiwi smooooothie! that sounds wonderful! i love your glass too :)

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  4. You've never had a smoothie before? That's madness! I'm glad you tried one and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Kiwi and pineapple sound like a great combination. I like to use frozen berries and vanilla yogurt when I make smoothies.

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  5. I made my first homemade smoothie last week with a just-about-to-die banana and some frozen mixed fruit. I wasn't that thrilled with the banana-y taste - excited to see I won't have to use them next time!

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  6. that looks soooo good. rachel, i have no idea how to contact you. I want to share a recipe iwth you in thanks for all you have given me that i think you will like. it uses limes *smiles*

    you have made me start cooking again... years ago i would make asian pork stuffed oranges and other things.. then i stopped cooking. Now...thanks to your blog..and perhaps our tastes in common, i am cooking once more. Thank you.

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  7. You are really into kiwi. Looks very refreshing...I think I will splash rum in mine :)

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  8. Catclan: FYI: contact info is on the side column. My email address is coconutlimeblog @ gmail.com. I'd love to hear from you!

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  9. Peabody: it seems that way, doesn't it? We keep picking up super cheap (it seems a waste not to get it @ $2 for 3 lb, when normally it is $1 a kiwi) and then we have to think of ways to use it up!

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  10. Rachel,
    what a great idea for a smoothie. I can't wait to try this. I use "typical" fruit... and kiwi sounds like such a nice way and so colorful.
    yet another day of good ideas from you!

    you are so creative....

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  11. Welcome to the world of smoothies! I live on them in the summer when it's just too dang hot to cook anything and fresh fruit is in abundance. So cooling and delicious!

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  12. Welcome to the world of smoothies! I love them every which way, and yours looks so refreshing and bright!

    I also abhor over-ripe bananas. In fact I won't eat a fresh banana if it has a single brown spot on it. But, I love freezing ripe bananas for smoothies and food processor "ice creams" - it doesn't have that ripe banana flavor, I promise!

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  13. {blush} I just realized I should probably read the other comments so I don't end up repeating what the previous person said verbatim! {blush}

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  14. Bazu: It happens! Great minds!

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  15. I love smoothies. It's the washing up of the bitty machine afterwords that annoys me. This looks so yummy though, I may just have to give in and make it.

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