A Very Delicious (and light) Kiwi Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

(Versão em português disponível abaixo)

Since my “great Kiwi discovery” I’ve been totally addicted to it.

The recipe below is part of my regular diet, it’s very light in calories (around 85 kcal only), refreshing and deliciously healthy.

Kiwi Pineapply Smoothie. Yummy! --- Smoothie de Kiwi e Abacaxi. Delícia! :P

Kiwi Pineapply Smoothie. Yummy! / Smoothie de Kiwi e Abacaxi. Delícia! 😛

You’ll need:

  • 1 Kiwi fruit
  • 1 thick Pineapple slice
  • 300 ml water (10,1 oz)
  • Ice (as much as you prefer)
  • Brown/Demerara Sugar or sweeteners (as much as you prefer. However, to avoid a calorie increase, I’d rather use sweeteners although brown/demerara sugar is healthier. Up to you!)
  • A blender

Mix the ingredients in a blender until it gets smooth and voilá! It’s all ready. 🙂

Mix all the ingredients in a blender. I used sweeteners (you know... the calories). Misturem tudo num liquidificador. --- No meu caso, usei adoçante (por causa das calorias rs)

Mix all the ingredients in a blender. / Misturem todos os ingredientes num liquidificador. 

I hope you enjoy it and please don’t forget to share your own recipes on the comments section. Thank you!

Uma Deliciosa (e light) Receita de Smoothie de Kiwi e Abacaxi

Desde a minha grande descoberta dos Kiwis, estou completamente viciada!
A receita a seguir é parte da minha dieta cotidiana, tem bem poucas calorias (cerca de 85 kcal), é refrescante e deliciosamente saudável.

Você vai precisar de:

  • 1 Kiwi inteiro
  • 1 Rodela grossa de Abacaxi
  • 300 ml de água
  • Gelo à gosto
  • Adoçante ou açúcar mascavo/demerara (eu particularmente costumo usar adoçante para evitar o ganho de calorias, mas os açúcares mascavo e demerara são mais saudáveis. Fica a seu critério)
  • Um liquidificador

Misturem todos os ingredientes no liquidificador até ficar cremoso e voilá! Está pronto. 🙂

Espero que gostem e não esqueçam de também compartilhar suas receitas nos comentários. Obrigada!


Kakigoria Shu

Japanese shaved ice (also known as Kakigori or “Raladinha japonesa” in Brazil) is a very popular dessert made of ice and syrup (although toppings such as red beans, condensed sweetened milk and ice cream can be added). With around 80kcal per average size portion (without toppings) and a deliciously sweet taste, it’s very popular in Japan, specially during summer.


Mr. Shiuchi Shioda at Kakigoria Shu’s entrance

In Manaus, a Kakigoria (the place where Kakigori is sold) was recently opened: The Kakigoria Shu (owned by Shiuchi Shioda, a Japanese man who’s lived in Manaus for the past 20 years). “Mr. Shu” brought both the shaved ice machine and the syrup straight from Japan and since Manaus is a reaaaaally hot place, it’s growing in popularity at the speed of light!


My first Kakigori ever: Blue Hawaii flavored

The prices range from BRR$8-12 (around USD$2-4) which I found reasonable. I hadn’t taste Kakigori before and I must say that I’m completely addicted.

 They offer many different flavours, my friends and I have tried them all already and my currently favorites are Green Apple, Melon, Blue Hawaii and Matcha. But you can also choose from peach, orange, lime, green lemon, watermelon, cola, strawberry, grape, cherry and gooseberry. I suggested them to also provide Kiwii flavor, I hope they make it available eventually.

The standard Kakigori served there has condensed milk as topping, but if you are on dairy free diet you can choose to have syrup only.

Kakigoria Shu is open from 2 PM to 11 PM everyday and is located at “Av. Paraiba, Adrianopolis – Manaus, AM – Brazil” next to “Manauara Shopping Center”. More information at their Facebook page: Kakigoria Shu 

PS: I’d like to say thanks to my friend Mônica for letting me know about this place!