May 19, 2013 by resparkleyourworld
When I saw this on Pinterest, I immediately bookmarked this as a MUST try especially since we’re now in Kiwi season in Australia. I’ve always loved the juicy goodness of Kiwi and combining it with the lush bittersweet taste of dark chocolate….need I say more? I’m sure it’ll be a hit with both adults & kids!
Searching the internet, I found this recipe (courtesy of Barefeet in the Kithcen) that uses coconut oil to melt down chocolate so an extra health bonus!
Kiwi Choc Pops
6 large kiwis, peeled using this awesome method, cut into 1/3″-1/2″ thick rounds
1 cup dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup coconut oil
popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks
Slice the peeled kiwis into rounds with a lollipop stick in each one. Place on a tray lined with wax paper or parchment. Freeze for at least 4 hours and up to 48 hours.
In a glass bowl, melt the chocolate and the coconut oil over a pan of simmering water. You can also melt this in the microwave at no more than 50% power for 15-30 seconds at a time.
Dip each frozen kiwi into the melted chocolate. The chocolate will harden within a few moments of being dipped. Eat immediately or re-freeze.
In case you don’t already know, there are so many great health benefits about Kiwi fruits.
(One serving contains less than 100 calories)
- It is a low-fat source of vitamin E
- May help boost the body’s natural defence mechanisms
- Contains folic acid which prevents the likelihood of birth defects
- Kiwi fruits may also reduce the risk of cancer and may prevent urinary tract infections
- They contain high amounts of magnesium, anti-oxidants and beta carotene
- Regular consumption of the fruit reduces blood clotting!
Australian grown golden kiwi fruits are available April and May. They are best grown in areas with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. They are ready to harvest during the autumn season.
When choosing kiwi fruits from the green grocer, make sure they are plump and smooth skinned without wrinkles, bruises or punctures. Golden kiwi fruits are usually ripe and ready to eat when you buy them.
Ps. You can REALLY taste the difference between a organic vs non-organic kiwi. I used to have the latter before I started on my organic journey and now I always tell people that you’ve not tasted the kiwi fruit until you’ve tried an organic one. Seriously! Give a try and let me know if you can taste the difference?
For Australians: If you don’t have a green grocer near you or if it’s too much of hassle to make a separate grocery trip to one, there are many awesome online green grocers where you can get goodness delivered to your doorstep. Here’s a list that Resparkle is working with:
Melbourne’s award winning Organic Home Delivery Service. Order your organic supplies online at http://www.organicangels.com/
Organics On a Budget