This refreshing drink is perfect for this spring and summer season. Filled with essential nutrients, this is a great alternative to any store-bought juice.
Hello, everyone. There are three good reasons to make this drink. First- St Patrick’s Day is coming soon, second – it’s Spring time and third – it will be summer soon. And this Kiwi Lime Lemonade is perfect for all these three occasions. This can be a fun party punch both for kids and grown-ups.
My daughter loves having juice. I try my best to serve her something fresh instead of store bought. Since last few months, it was orange juice with variations. On my last trip to the grocery store, I found these Kiwis. So thought of trying a new recipe for Kiwi juice. She loves having this Kiwi Pineapple punch. This too is a great spring- summer drink. Kiwi Lime Lemonade is great for kids 1 year and above.
In the following recipe, I have blended kiwi and lemon juice together. To add a little aromatic flavor, I have added little cardamom seeds. Lemon juice with cardamom together they go very well. Finally, to add a fun and nutritious element to this drink, I added some pre-soaked Chia seeds. According to my 2-year-old, they are little circles in the drink.
Kiwi is a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and folate. Kiwi does not cause allergy, but it is acidic in nature. The acidity of the fruit may prompt mouth rashes and possibly rashes on the bottom. So I introduced my daughter to Kiwi after she was 1-year-old. Kiwi is a very good source of dietary fiber and is filled with antioxidants. They can be introduced to babies as early as 8 months. If the baby tolerates this fruit well, it can be mixed with bananas or avocados to reduce its acidic nature.
Limes/Lemons are a loaded with vitamin C and folate. But they are also filled with citric acid. This can sometimes be hard to babies digestive system and can cause diaper rash. So it would be a great idea, to wait till the babies 1st Birthday to introduce lemon/limes in your baby’s diet. I started giving food containing lemon juice to my daughter only after she turned one.
Chia seeds are a good source of proteins, fatty acids, and antioxidants. Just make sure to presoak them before using them, as unsoaked or uncooked chia seeds can cause digestion issues in children. For this recipe, I soaked 1 tsp of chia seeds in 1/2 cup water, overnight.
Make this recipe soon, and I am sure you will make this drink more often. For grown-ups, you can have it as is or can add some of your favorite liquor and enjoy it chilled.
Let’s go through the recipe.
- 3 Kiwis
- 1½ cup water
- 4 to 5 ice cubes
- 2 green cardamom pods
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp sugar or honey
- 1 tsp chia seeds (pre-soaked overnight in ½ cup water) (optional)
- Start with adding chopped kiwi pieces, lemon juice, sugar, ice cubes and cardamom seeds from the pods to the blender.
- Blend everything well.
- Now with a strainer strain the juice, and get rid of any solid.
- Pour it into a serving glass. Add the pre-soaked chia seeds on the top.
- Serve immediately.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.