It is getting warmer outside! March is one of those months that makes me want to be outside in the sun. Being outside in the sun makes me want to eat a popsicle! Since I don’t have a popsicle mold, I made a big dish of fruit sorbet instead. March is also the “green” month to me, so I made GREEN SORBET! Have you ever seen green sorbet? What green fruits do you know?
Today’s recipe uses fuzzy brown little kiwi fruits, which are green on the inside, with crunchy black seeds, and full of vitamins that can help us not get sick. A kiwi has more vitamin C than the same amount of an orange! Kiwi has a sweet, tropical flavor kind of like of a mix of strawberries and bananas. Have you ever tried a kiwi? Now is a good time to do it!
To make sorbet, you will need some time for it to freeze, so plan ahead!
First, we washed our hands, then we cut and peeled our kiwis. You may need a grown-up to help you cut them. I have learned that sliding a spoon around under the fuzzy skin is the easiest way to peel a kiwi.
Next, you toss the kiwis, juice, and chia seeds (for protein energy!) into a food processor or blender. If you don’t have a machine to do the blending for you, you can cut the kiwis into small pieces, stir it all up, and you’ll still get a yummy frozen treat!
We used a bread pan to freeze our sorbet. We checked on it about every two hours and stirred it a little bit to help it freeze. You can freeze it overnight if you want to; When you scoop it out you will need your muscles!
When our sorbet was nice and frozen, we got our whole family together and we sat outside in the sun to eat our kiwi sorbet. It was so much fun we forgot to take a picture!
My friend Candi also made kiwi sorbet, and look how pretty her sorbet looks!
Let us know if you try out this recipe, and don’t forget that you’re allowed to make up your own recipe too! You could add some strawberries or raspberries, use coconut milk instead of juice, or even pour the mixture into popsicle molds for a healthy snack on a stick.