Something I love about Hawaii is this neighborly communal fruit sharing system there seems to be. Co-workers will bring the fruits from the trees in their backyard to share, some people like a woman in my neighborhood will stand on our corner with a sign that says “Free papayas,” and recently she’s started giving away star fruit.
There’s even boxes of fruit some places laying around where you can exchange something for a piece of fruit — and people for the most part participate in this equal exchange process without any supervision.
Here’s what you’ll need: two kiwis, two star fruits, coconut milk. 3-4 leaves of kale (my leaves are small, you basically need 2 big leaves), and a banana.
The star fruit you don’t need to peel — you can eat it whole. So slice off those ends and you’re good! But here’s my trick on how to get your kiwi out of its skin quick and easy: slice off both ends with a sharp knife, then using your knife cut a slit straight down the skin of your kiwi. Now you can take a spoon and insert it between the kiwi fruit and its skin and let your hand and spoon do the work as you make a scooping motion, separating the two parts.
You’ll end up with a circular kiwi skin shell and a perfectly skinless kiwi.
- Add 1 cup of coconut milk
- Add 2 cups of chopped kale
- Add sliced kiwis, star fruit, and banana
- Add a cup or ice, or I always put in 6 ice cubes
This smoothie smells great. However, there is a strong kale after taste, so I recommend having your fruit as ripe as possible to counteract that. Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you’ve tried a smoothie recipe with star fruit or any of the other ingredients!
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