Recipe: The Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit Smoothie

Superfoods don’t have to be packaged and processed and they don’t have to be expensive.

Kiwifruits are an inexpensive and nutrient-rich superfood and the Zespri SunGold variety are sweeter and juicier than the much better known green variety.

And they are in season NOW.

Here are five fabulous reasons to grab a goldie when you are looking for superfoods. Thanks to Zespri SunGold Kiwifruits for the information.

  • Zespri SunGold Kiwifruits help kick-start your day. Given their high levels of Vitamin C, they help reduce the feelings of fatigue and hunger between meals. As they’re also low GI, kiwifruits can help manage blood sugar levels and provide longer lasting energy, so if you find yourself getting sluggish, or with the craving to snack throughout the day, consider eating a Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit.  In fact, scientific research has proven that eating a kiwifruit half an hour before your usual cereal breakfast significantly slows and reduces the uptake of sugars from your breakfast into your blood stream.
  • They help achieve healthy skin. A single kiwifruit contains a range of antioxidants that help improve the health and vitality of your skin. As well as protecting skin from degeneration, the antioxidants also assist to repair any damage that has already occurred.
  • They assist with muscle repair. Exercise causes micro-tears in muscle tissues, and the speed in which they are repaired determines whether or not an injury occurs. Zespri SunGold Kiwifruits are a source of potassium, and combined with the high Vitamin C levels, enables your body to digest and absorb the proteins needed to improve the recovery process after exercise, meaning you’re back on your feet quicker!
  • They help prevent sickness. Wondering why you’re always getting sick, or why it takes you so long to recover? Often your poor performing immune system is to blame. Vitamin C has been proven to boost the function of the immune system, meaning your body is better equipped to protect itself from illness.
  • They relieve bloating. Being a source of fibre and the unique digestive enzyme actinidin, kiwifruits are scientifically proven to be effective when it comes to achieving good digestive health. Just two Zespri SunGold Kiwifruits can relieve bloating, keep your bowel movements regular, and aid the natural digestion process.


The Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit Smoothie


  • Three ripe* Zespri SunGold Kiwifruits
  • Coconut Water (330ml carton)
  • One tablespoon of LSA
  • One tablespoon of almond meal
  • One tablespoon of USANA’s Nutrimeal Free protein powder


  1. Peel, chop and blend the Zespri SunGold Kiwifruits
  2. Add LSA, protein powder and almond meal
  3. Add half of the carton of coconut water
  4. Blend until ingredients are combined
  5. Add additional coconut water to achieve your desired consistency
  6. Drink immediately and feel great!

*The best tips on how to choose the perfectly ripe and ready to go Zespri Kiwifruit are HERE.

This recipe was created to celebrate one of the world’s most nutrient-rich fruits, Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit. To try delicious Zespri SunGold Kiwifruits, and to learn more about their health benefits, visit The Zespri Sun-Up Event. For event information visit

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