Today’s smoothie tip is freezing kiwi! Perfect for your smoothies! Post may contain affiliate links.
Anyone else smoothie crazy? While shopping at the grocery store one day, I noticed that they had smoothie samples setting out on the counter. Why not, I thought? Oh my gosh. It was deep purple, filled with all sorts of good things and tasted like a dessert, only it was healthy. I immediately texted my husband and said, I have to learn how to make smoothies, they are incredible.
I got home and started googling. Talk about being late to the party! There was a whole world out there, that I didn’t even know existed. After the whole Blendtec vs Vitamix debate. I settled on a Vitamix because after seeing the tamper in action at Costco, it tipped the scales in it’s favor.
I started working my way through the recipe book that came with my Vitamix and then added,Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-dense Recipes and The Blender Girl Smoothies: 100 Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Paleo-Friendly Recipes to my cookbooks shelves.
Freezing kiwi is so easy!
I started freezing anything and everything that might go in a smoothie. When I got a big bag of organic kiwi, I immediately thought about freezing it. I wasn’t sure if you could. I always peel the kiwi because I didn’t even know you could eat the skin! After googling, I found that you could freeze kiwi! You can freeze it in a simple syrup, kind of like a canning solution. Or even easier, you can slice it into pretty little rounds and freeze it! I slice the kiwi and lay them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze until solid, about 4-6 hours and then transfer them to a ziploc bag!
As a bonus, when you use them in smoothies, you don’t even notice the skin! By using the skin, you actually triple the fiber of the kiwi and preserve most of the vitamin c!