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Friday, 13 April 2012

Feijoa Smoothies


Lucky us! Our neighbours Gill and David are collecting bucketfuls of feijoas at present and they keep giving us bags of them.

Apart from cutting them in halves and scooping them out with a spoon they make great cakes and Fijoa and apple crumbles.

This year I decided to try something new and spent a few hours in the kitchen creating feijoa smoothies.

Feijoa and Nashi Smoothie:1 nashi pear
4 feijoas
A squeeze of fresh lime juice
A teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon of chia powder
½ to 1 cup of milk
2 tablespoons of yoghurt
Crushed ice

Tropical Fijoa Smoothie
8 feijoas
1/4 fresh pineapple cubed
1 orange (all peel and white pith removed and chopped)
1 banana
1 teaspoon of chia powder
½ cup of light coconut milk
Crushed ice

Blueberry and Fijoa Smoothie
4 Feijoas
¾ cup (1 small punnet) of blueberries.
½ to 1 cup of milk
2 tablespoons of Greek yoghurt
1 tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon of acai berry powder
Crushed ice
Honeymead Pick me up smoothie
6 Feijoas
1 large juicy orange (all white pith removed) peeled and cut into chunks
1 large splash of honey mead (I used New Zealand made Haewai)
Crushed ice.
Add more water to thin if necessary.

Fijoa and Apple pie smoothie

6 feijoas
2 sweet apples
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of ginger
1 teaspoon of chia powder
2 tablespoons of quark
1 tablespoon of honey
½ to 1 cup of milk
Crushed ice

Tzatziki Smoothie

6 feijoas
1/2 cup of cucumber (diced)
1 tablespoon of honey
3 tablespoons of Greek Yoghurt
½ to 1 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of chia powder
A few sprigs of mint

Pop eye smoothie
½ cup of water
1 cup of baby spinach
5 feijoas
1 avocado
Some freshly chopped coriander
Crushed ice
For this smoothie first blend the water and spinach together in bursts until the spinach is reduced to small flecks. Add the feijoas, avocado and coriander and blend again. Add crushed ice and blend again briefly.

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