Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Zespri® SunGold™ kiwifruit is a nutrient-dense fruit, packed with vitamins C and E — important antioxidants for the body. Versatile as they are flavorful, our golden kiwifruit is the perfect choice for a low calorie, high fiber snack or after-dinner treat.
But our SunGold™ kiwifruit is not just a healthy choice for a “cut & scoop” snack. There are great ways to add golden kiwifruit into your main courses — breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Breakfast: Sunrise Smoothie Bowl
Rebecca Scritchfield, R.D.N., founder of Capitol Nutrition Group and author of Body Kindness, is an expert on the connection between health and happiness. As a registered nutritionist and health fitness specialist, Rebecca believes that the foundation for a long, happy life lies in enjoyable habits — including starting off your day with a healthy breakfast.
When it comes to Zespri® Kiwifruit, and Rebecca’s Sunrise Smoothie Bowl is both healthy and delicious, bursting with tropical flavors thanks to a healthy helping of orange juice, bananas, and — of course! — Zespri® SunGold™ Kiwifruit.
After eating Rebecca’s Sunrise Smoothie Bowl, you’ll have already fulfilled your daily vitamin C requirement!
Can’t eat it all in one sitting? No worries! Keep the leftovers fresh and delicious in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days.
Lunch: Bacon Lettuce and Kiwifruit Sandwiches (BLKs)
It’s important to take time for lunch while at work in order to refuel and reenergize. Work-week lunches should be light and packed with nutritional punch to help get you through the rest of the day — but they should be fun and tasty too!
When coupled with low-sodium bacon, our Bacon-Lettuce and Kiwifruit Sandwich is a sweet twist on an American classic. In place of tomatoes, use our tropical-sweet SunGold™ kiwifruit or tangy-sweet Zespri® Green. Kiwifruits have a slightly similar texture to tomatoes, without being too mushy, and using them will add juicy sweetness to each bite. And since kiwifruit are an exceptional source of vitamin C, you’ll also get a boost of vitamin C from this delicious sandwich!
Dinner: Kiwi Avocado Salsa with Grilled Salmon
In their post, The Perfect Weekend Dinner Recipe, lifestyle bloggers The New Potato turned their go-to summer salmon dish into a deliciously zesty recipe that’s easy to make and full of nutrition. This weeknight recipe, Kiwi Avocado Salsa with Grilled Salmon, incorporates the tropical sweetness of SunGold™ with the versatility of salmon.
If you like your salsa with a bit more of a kick, use our Avocado with SunGold Kiwifruit Salsa recipe with the salmon recipe instead. Prefer to pan-sear your salmon? We got you covered!
The New Potato also complemented their salmon with a Kiwi Arugula Salad. Another way to incorporate the delicious texture and sweetness of golden kiwi with the peppery bite of arugula.
And we can’t forget about dessert, right?
Dessert: Kiwi Lime Pie in a Jar
After a long day of work or school, the last thing many of us want to do is spend hours on making dessert — that’s time that could be spent enjoying the dessert! This is where Sinful Nutrition‘s Emily Cooper comes in.
Emily’s Kiwi Lime Pie in a Jar recipe is the perfect no-bake dessert for busy summer nights. It’s simple, easy, and delicious. The lime’s fresh citrus flavor pairs perfectly with the tropical sweet Zespri® SunGold kiwifruit. And you can thank the avocado for lending a delightfully creamy flavor and natural light-green color!
These are just a taste of how Zespri® SunGold™ can spruce up each meal. We have plenty more mouthwatering recipes to discover — so what are you waiting for?
Do you have a favorite recipe that features Zespri® SunGold™ kiwifruit? Sound off in the comments and on social media. Take photos of your delicious creations and don’t forget to tag @ZESPRIkiwi. We can’t wait to taste what you come up with!