Refreshing kiwi smoothie

Photo: Anastasia Khan

Nice and refreshing kiwi drink.

This fruit drink/smoothie used to be MiniMes favourite beverage when we  lived in South Korea. When we went to a cafe for coffee mornings with the baby or maternity groups she would get a kiwi drink as long as she had eaten her meal. To make this drink healthier I started to add spinach, banana, broccoli when I made it at home, see recipe HEREThis beverage though is just kiwi, water and sweetener.

For these two glasses I used:

5 kiwi
1-1,5 dl water
sugar or sweetener to taste

Peel and cut the kiwi into smaller pieces, put the fruit in a blender with the water and whizz until smooth.

Add sweetener to your liking, if the kiwis are sweet enough you do not need any sweetener. Sometimes when you add water to fruit drinks they tend to get a bit bland, so that is why I sometimes add a bit of sugar or soe other sweetener so it wont taste  watery.

Serve the drink cool and enjoy.

Vegetable fritters

I was craving for some zucchini fritters but I was out of zucchini and didn’t feel like going out fighting the elements, it was pouring outside, only 5 C and windy. But that didn’t matter I had some vegetable in the fridge, onions, carrots and broccoli. In a way saved, because then I could make veggie fritters instead.

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Vegetable fritters are easy to make and a perfect way to sneak in some veggies in your and the children’s diet.

making of vegetable fritters

The ingredients you need

1 lb shredded/chopped vegetables, I used brocoli, onion, carrots
1/4 cup shredded cheese
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1-2 tsp dried oregano
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 eggs, beaten
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
olive oil

I did not add any extra salt in these fritters since there is a lot of salt in the feta cheese already

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In a large bowl combine all the ingredients, mix and pepper, to taste.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Scoop tablespoons of batter for each fritter, flattening with the back of the spoon, and cook until it is nicely golden brown, for about 2 minutes.

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Flip and cook the other side untill that side is nice and golden.

Serve immediately with a nice dip or sauce if you want them nice and crispy, but these are nice cold also.

I served mine with tzatziki, for recipe click HERE

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