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Kickin’ it with kiwis: 3 tasty takes on the fuzzy fruit

Kickin’ it with kiwis: 3 tasty takes on the fuzzy fruit

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Kiwis are kid friendly. Make the most of them with these delicious recipes.


Makes 4 cups


• 2 cups chopped kiwi

• 2/3 cup chopped jalapeno peppers

• 2/3 cup water

• 3 tablespoons low-sugar pectin

• 1 cup sugar

• Cream cheese

• Baguette slices 

How to make it:

1. Combine 2 cups chopped kiwi, 2/3 cup chopped jalapeño peppers, 2/3 cup water and 3 tablespoons low-sugar pectin in a pot. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

2. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup sugar. Bring mixture back to a boil and stir constantly for about 1 minute.

3. Remove from heat, cool slightly into jars.

4. Cap and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

5. Serve with cream cheese and toasted baguette slices.

(Recipe adapted from


Makes 2-3 smoothie bowls


• 2 tablespoons chia seeds

• 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

• 2 cups sliced, frozen bananas

• 2 cups frozen mango chunks

• 1 cup frozen blueberries

• 1 cup frozen blackberries

• 1/2 cup sliced kiwis

How to make it:

1. In a small bowl, add 2 tablespoons chia seeds and ½ cup unsweetened almond milk and whisk until thoroughly combined. Cover and let sit in fridge for about 10 minutes (or until mixture thickens to a gel-like consistency).

2. Combine 2 cups sliced, frozen bananas and 1 cup almond milk in a blender and blend until smooth.

3. Add 2 cups frozen mango chunks, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup frozen blackberries, ½ cup sliced kiwi and the chia seed and almonds milk mixture and blend well.

4. Pour into 2-3 bowls. Top with a layer of granola, then add kiwi slices, raspberries, glazed pecans and chia seeds.

Optional toppings: shredded coconut, blackberries, blueberries, slivered almonds, banana slices, mango slices, whipped cream

(Recipe adapted from


Makes 2-3 wraps


• 1 kiwi, sliced

• 2 tablespoons chopped onion

• 2 tablespoons chopped red pepper

• 1 teaspoon freshly chopped cilantro

• 2 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil

• 1 whole chicken breast

• Lettuce leaves

How to make it:

1. Combine 1 kiwi, sliced, 2 tablespoons chopped onion, 2 tablespoons chopped red pepper and 1 teaspoon freshly chopped cilantro in a bowl and set aside.

2. In a large skillet, melt 2 ½ tablespoons coconut oil and cook 1 whole chicken breast on medium high heat until cooked through.

3. Slice chicken and place on top of 2-3 large lettuce leaves. Top with kiwi mixture. Add salt to taste and serve.

(Recipe adapted from


A handful of tidbits on this vibrant fruit:

1. The kiwifruit was first found growing in China, where it was known by the name “Yang Tao” or “Chinese Goosberry.” (

2. A serving of kiwifruit (2 kiwis) contains two times more vitamin C than oranges, as much potassium as a banana and the fiber content of a bowl of whole grain cereal. (

3. Eating two kiwifruits an hour before bedtime will help you fall asleep quicker, sleep more soundly and feel more well-rested in the morning. (

4. Over one million tons of kiwifruit are produced each year, the majority of which comes from Italy, New Zealand and Chile. (

5. Botanically speaking, kiwifruit is considered a berry. (

Omaha World-Herald: Momaha

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