Kiwi and Lime Jelly

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Jelly is something that I automatically assumed was off the menu when I decided to move away from animal products. I then came accross agar jelly and realised there was a whole world of ways to use it to make vegan, jelly deserts. I was also asked by Zespri to come up with a breakfast recipe with yellow kiwis and while my instinct was to go with a green smoothie bowl or some other obvious breakfast, I suddenly remembered about agar and decided it was the perfect opportunity to get experimenting and mix things up a little.

Yellow fleshed kiwis aren't quite like the kiwis that many of us know and love, but they are quite noticeably sweeter and have a texture more like mango! Packed with vitamin C, fibre and potassium among other nutrients, this variety of kiwi fruit are the perfect breakfast addition or healthy snack. One thing I found really interesting to learn was that golden kiwifruit have a low pH value which means that the vitamins are kept fresh for a long time compared to some other fruit - who would have known?!

So back to the jelly - this recipe uses yellow kiwis and lime juice, which gives the perfect balance of sweet and freshness. It takes about 15 minutes to set in the fridge for almost instant gratification and is perfect served with extra kiwi, other fruit and a dollop of coconut yoghurt. You do need a juicer for this recipe, but otherwise it is fuss free!

Ingredients (serves 2)

2 SunGold yellow flesh kiwis (130-150g peeled weight)

1 apple

1/2 a lime

2 tablespoons of agar flakes

480ml of water

Juice the apple, 1/2 lime and one kiwi.

Peel the other kiwi, then quarter and cut into thin slices.

Sprinkle the agar flakes over the water in a pan and bring to the boil without stirring. Then simmer, stirring until all of the agar is dissolved.

Turn off the heat and add the fruit juice and kiwi pieces.

Pour into two small containers or jelly moulds - I use espresso cups - then refrigerate until set. Serve within 12 hours.

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This recipe was sponsored by Zespri. You can find more yellow kiwi recipes on their Instagram here.