Got too many feijoas from the neighbours? It’s nearing the end of the season – don’t let them go to waste!

Tip: freeze feijoas when you have too many, so you don’t feel obliged to eat them all at once and can continue to enjoy them after the season ends. You can freeze them whole or scoop them out and freeze them in ice cube trays, ready to use in desserts and salads. Loaded with vitamin C and other antioxidants, feijoas also make deliciously refreshing smoothies.

Feijoas are low in calories and high in soluble dietary fibre, which helps clean out your digestive system. They are also high in vitamin C, with 100g of feijoa providing about half your recommended daily intake, and high in potassium.

These four recipes also add a few other tasty health boosters. You don’t need to follow these recipes to the letter – feel free to try your own variations. All the following recipes provide two servings.

Simply combine all ingredients in a blender till smooth. Add some crushed ice to the mix if you prefer it chilled.

 

Feijoa and Blueberry Smoothie

4-5 feijoas
¾ cup blueberries
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons yoghurt
1 teaspoon acai berry powder (optional)
1 teaspoon honey
(For dairy-free, simply leave out the yoghurt and replace the milk with coconut water or almond milk)

 

Feijoa and Nashi Smoothie

4 feijoas
1 nashi
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon chia powder
2 tablespoons cashews
1 cup of milk
2 tablespoons yoghurt
fresh lime juice
(For dairy-free, simply leave out the yoghurt and replace the milk with coconut water or almond milk)

 

Feijoa and Apple Smoothie

4-6 feijoas
1 apple
1 banana
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon chia powder
1 teaspoon flaxseed (linseed)
10 dried goji berries
2 tablespoons yoghurt (optional)
1 tablespoon of honey OR chopped dates
1 cup coconut water or milk (dairy, almond or soy)

 

Tropical Feijoa Smoothie

6 feijoas
1 cup fresh pineapple cubes
1 orange (peeled)
1 banana
1 teaspoon chia powder
fresh lime juice
½ cup coconut water or light coconut milk

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