Sunday morning after a few chips and cocktails last night means a healthy brekkie was required. No long run this morning but the prospect of a lovely lunch. So I’m back on the green smoothies to make room for more lunch later. Coconut water is great after exercise (or drinking) – definitely a top rehydration fluid.
Kiwi is another fruit that mixes brilliantly with coconut flavours and the hint of sesame from the tahini works well. The kale and the pear take second stage in this smoothie but do add to the texture and colour so don’t miss them out.
Kiwi Kale Smoothie (serves one)
- 200ml Coconut water
- Kale – a handful
- Kiwi – one peeled and chopped
- Pear – one cored and chopped
- Tahini – 2 teaspoons
Blend it all together
This is a serious hit of the tropics with added vitamin C. The mix of pineapple, ginger, kiwi and coconut puts the zing in. If you’re struggling to wake up in the morning, this will seriously wake up your taste buds. I’ve been using coconut yoghurt a lot lately as a change from my usual natural yoghurt and it really enhances the whole taste of this dish.
There is some previous night preparation to make the pineapple and chia mix.
Tropical chia zinger bowl (this pineapple chia mix is enough for 2 portions)
- 200g fresh pineapple, peeled and chopped into big chunks
- Zest and juice of 1 lime
- Thumb sized piece of fresh ginger (I used mine from frozen)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- A few mint leaves
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
Put all of the above apart from the chia seeds into a food processor and mix to a puree. Put the puree into a bowl and mix in the chia seeds. Cover and put in the fridge overnight.
To serve (per single portion)
- 1 kiwi fruit – diced
- 1 teaspoon desiccated coconut
- A sprinkle of shredded coconut
Mix together and top the pineapple chia mix with this.
Then add some coconut yoghurt on top with a few more bits of shredded coconut.
I managed to get up early this morning to walk the dog on the beach – lovely to see the sunshine so early and it prolonged the mood being able to eat this afterwards.