Although we’re entering the heart of winter, you can still drink juices that remind you of the tropics! Today’s recipe showcases the exotic kiwi. Although usually associated with New Zealand, the kiwi is actually originally native to southern China. The people of New Zealand gave this fruit the name kiwi, but it was once called a “sun peach” – how reminiscent of warm weather is that name?
In addition to being a reminder of all things sunny, the kiwi packs a nutritious and delicious punch. Kiwis contain phytonutrients. Phytonutrients repair damaged DNA and act as antioxidants. So kiwi consumption may be able to lower your risk of cancer. Additionally, kiwis contain a variety of vitamins and minerals. Amongst them are: folic acid, which aids red blood cell growth, vitamin C, which bolsters immune system function, and vitamin E, which lowers your risk of heart disease. There is also some evidence which suggests that kiwi consumption can lower the seriousness of the side effects felt by people who suffer from asthma, although more research needs to be done in this area. The juice recipe below makes ample use of the kiwi, and brings antioxidant-rich strawberries into play as well!
- 3 kiwis
- 2 Apples
- 1 Cup of Strawberries
- Peel kiwi
- Wash all ingredients thoroughly
- Juice all ingredients, and pour over ice if you wish.
- If you really want to play up this drink’s sunny appeal, add a little umbrella to your glass!