#Zespri Kiwi Post – A smoothie & a pavlova

 Chris of MCS Action, Dubai contacted me to ask me if I was interested in an experiment.

All I had to do was to have 2 kiwis per day for 14 days and then write about the experience. He got a big box of kiwis delivered and since then I have been in Kiwi paradise. Correction, Zespri kiwi paradise. I have been having 2 kiwis per day and ….

1. 2 kiwis make for a filling meal. ( I have had them as smoothies, au naturale and juiced with other fruits)

2. Having replaced a meal ( usually breakfast) with a kiwi snack, I feel lighter

3. Other involuntary benefits that may have kicked in, in the background are increase in vitamin C, antioxidants, boost in folate, beta carotene and vitamin E.

4.  The last but not the least – improved digestion/bowel movements ( okay, too much information)

http://zesprikiwi.com/
http://zesprikiwi.com/

Zespri Arabia is encouraging people to take the 14 day challenge themselves for a chance to win a trip to New Zealand. It is worth checking out.

I am really intrigued to know how I would feel at the end of 14 days ( I still have some days to go) and the other interesting thing was I have never done any recipes using kiwi. So I made a ” Revitalizing Kiwi Banana smoothie” 

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It was refreshing to sip on this golden smoothie while watching the sun go down. This smoothie definitely goes down into my special smoothie list as a permanent feature. Zespri kiwi fruit ( the softer ones) were intensely sweet. I have never had kiwi fruit that was this sweet before. The  kiwi fruit with a tough exterior were quite tart but delicious all the same. I chopped some kiwi fruit into the smoothie to give it more texture and to keep it interesting.

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Over the weekend,  I was feeling quite indulgent and daring. I looked at my culinary bucket list and decided to attempt the pavlova. As much as I dreaded to attempt it, I was excited to imagine the end -result in my head. A pristine white pavlova topped with velvet -like cream.  My imagination did not stop there and I further imagined the gorgeous green of the Kiwi fruit and the blood red of the pomegranate on the snow-capped dessert.

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There is an interesting history behind pavlova and if you are interested, you should read this.  Pavlova is quite easy to whip up if you only look at the ingredients – egg whites, sugar, cornflour and vinegar.  But the technique is what makes it a win or fail.  The heavily aired mixture  needs to retain the fluff till the end and baked slowly for more than an hour. Till the pavlova is completely cooled, it needs to be in the oven.

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Maybe I will try a few more recipes using the incredible zespri kiwi stock that I have. Kiwi Salsa is what I have in mind.

I used a Donna Hay recipe to create this pavlova and must I say it looked spectacular. It is a show-stopper dessert and is the most appropriate to impress a special guest.

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Thank you Chris and MCS Action Dubai for letting me participate in this wonderful promotional event by Zespri and the boxes of delicious Kiwifruit.

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