This post is sponsored by Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
This perfect summertime treat is a perfect addition to any summer day. With just 3 ingredients and a few hours you can surprise your family with a bowl of delicious and nutritious SunGold Kiwifruit Sorbet! YUM!!
Can you feel it? Summer is here! Something that I have fond memories about growing up is during summertime we would get the occasional special dessert treat like ice cream or a popsicle. Don’t get me wrong, I would love a delicious bowl of ice cream every day, and so would the kids but that just isn’t a healthy choice….oh adulting, you make everything less sweet!
As a family we are focusing more on what we eat and choosing healthier options but we are also wanting to add new and different foods to our diets. Both of my kids enjoy fruit, they have their favorites but I wanted to encourage them to try a new fruit and try a new recipe that is perfect for those hot summer afternoons.
Introducing Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit
I would never say I am an adventurous eater but when I am challenging the kids to try new things I know I need to do the same. We all love eating green kiwifruit but when I found out there was a SunGold Kiwifruit we had never experienced I was super excited to dig in this summer!
Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit is found in the exotic fruit section, while this is a place hardly anyone ever goes I urge you to all give it a visit. You’ll discover this unique golden fruit that is naturally yellow, tropically sweet and packed with nutrients. The SunGold Kiwifruit is sweeter and doesn’t have the fuzzy skin like the green kiwifruit. Since the kids were familiar with the green kiwi they were excited to give the SunGold Kiwifruit a try. It is so good and just like the green kiwifruit it is really easy to enjoy.
When enjoying our SunGold Kiwifruit we simply just cut, scoop and enjoy! The fruit is very easy to remove from the skin this way and not mess…a win for mom! The kids and I decided that the SunGold Kiwifruit tastes sweeter than a green kiwifruit and is a good mix between a strawberry and a mango. Sweet but not TOO sweet.
The kids have gobbled these up and I love it because they are packed with nutrients. A serving of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit has 100% more vitamin C than a large orange, is a good source of Folate and Serving to serving, Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit has as much potassium as a medium banana. Yes please! Add these to your summer grocery list for all of the “I’m hungry” whines from the kids!
The SunGold Kiwifruit are perfect just on their own as a snack but since the kids really enjoy these I decided to try my hand at an easy 3 ingredient sorbet recipe that is perfect for those hot summer afternoons.
SunGold Kiwifruit Sorbet
Recipe makes 4 servings.
8 SunGold Kiwifruit
4 TBSP honey
2 TBSP lemon juice
- Slice each SunGold Kiwifruit into half. Using a spoon, scoop out the fruit from around the skin. Add the clean SunGold Kiwifruit into a blender.
- Add lemon juice and honey to the blender.
- Pulse the blender until the SunGold Kiwifruit mixture is combined.
- Pour SunGold Kiwifruit mixture into a shallow dish with a lid.
- Secure lid and place in freezer for 4-6 hours.
- Once frozen, serve and enjoy immediately.
DELICIOUS!! Seriously, this is so easy to prepare and with the sweet SunGold Kiwifruit, it is a great sweet treat for the summer that is not only packed full of nutrients but the kids are asking for it over their typical bowl of ice cream.
So, have I sparked your interest in getting out there and trying something new and out of your comfort zone? You can start with picking up some of your own Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit and then jump into the Zespri’s Wander & Win Challenge.
The contest is 10 weeks with weekly challenges that will guide you on a journey of shaking up your routine, trying new things and enriching your life. I know you feel it, a new season like summer helps us get out of the house, shake it up and go out and enjoy something new. For us as a family we are focusing on less THINGS and more experiences meaning we are getting outside. Simple family walks, bike rides and hikes are a perfect way for the whole family to explore and find something new.
And, this challenge and adventure can come inside with you as well. Shake up your meal and snack routines, explore that exotic fruit in the grocery store and make trying new food fun!
While picking up the SunGold Kiwifruit seems small, this new fruit inspired us to continue trying new fruits and veggies this summer. And I am excited to try some new recipes with these fruits and veggies. I am not wishing for the first day of school just yet but I am excited to know that because the kids love the SunGold Kiwifruit they will be the perfect addition to lunchboxes next school year. Finding healthy and nutritious items to incorporate into our diets is really important to us and I am happy we can add the SunGold Kiwifruit to our list.