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5 Ways To Keep Cool with Strawberries and Kiwis

Uncategorized Jul 07, 2022

Strawberries and kiwis are acidic fruits and sipping them in water is a great way to keep cool. Here are five ways to enjoy them! Remember to rinse fruit well, peel the kiwis, and de-stem the strawberries.

1. Lemonade Style. You can make a lemonade style drink by combining 1 cup of water, 1 kiwi, and at least 3 large or 6 small strawberries in a blender, straining, and sweetening to taste.

2. Flavored Water. It's just as enjoyable to slice the berries & kiwis into small chunks, and put them in a large glass pitcher in the fridge overnight. You can serve in glasses with fruit chunks or remove the fruit to fill water bottles.

3. Popsicles. Blend strawberries & kiwis (we like 50/50) and sweeten to taste. Pour into popsicle molds, freeze, and enjoy!

4. Fruit kabobs. Halve strawberries and quarter kiwis. Alternate on skewers. Serve fresh, or keep in the fridge for a snack. 

5. Vegan parfaits. In small glass bowls or jars, alternate layers of crushed cinnamon graham crackers (you can find gluten free or vegan if you prefer), coconut cream (or Greek yogurt if you prefer dairy), and kiwis or strawberries with a dash of sugar. Variations: blend chia seeds into coconut / yogurt, or garnish with fresh mint. Tall jars allow a lot of room for creativity! You can alternate layers of kiwi and strawberry for beautiful stripes.

Kiwi clears heat and strawberry strengthens yin so these summertime refreshments are a beautiful marriage of form and function. Strawberry helps to nourish the lungs, relieve thirst and treat cough. If eaten before a meal they are helpful for improving appetite and digestion. High in vitamin c, the strawberry is also helpful for difficult urination. The kiwi is a great source of vitamin c as well. It is cooling in nature and compliments the strawberry nicely. Entering the meridians of the spleen, stomach and urinary bladder. Kiwi is a great way to stay cool.


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