This bowl was all about me mastering the art of the flower kiwi. I kept seeing pictures of it on top of smoothie bowls and I thought that it was beautiful. So I decided to try my hand at making it.
My first effort went okay. I watched a video on YouTube where this Australian chef told me how to do it, and even though it sounded great (I love a good Australian accent), the instructions were a little off.
Then, I found another video that was more straightforward. The chef told me to cut the kiwi through the middle at a 45 degree angle until the paring knife hits the cutting board. You keep making these little cuts every 1/2 an inch or so until you have a bunch of little diagonal lines. Then, you start going in the opposite direction so you create little zigzags.
The best part is getting to the end and pulling the top and the bottom of the kiwi apart. It’s a little like cracking an egg open except in this case, you’re left with a beautiful flower kiwi instead of a yolk. Yolks are great, but they wouldn’t win a beauty pageant against a flower kiwi.
My directions are all fine and good, but sometimes, you still need visuals. So here’s the video I watched that taught me how to make a flower kiwi.
And here is a good smoothie-making, kiwi-carving song. It’s pretty catchy.
Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl with Kiwi (from me, to you)
1 cup mixed berries (I used more strawberries than blackberries and blueberries to get the lighter color for the smoothie)
1/2 a frozen banana
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
More strawberries, apple slices, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, a kiwi and banana slices for topping
Blend all the ingredients together in a blender on high until smooth. Top with the strawberries, apple slices, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, a flower kiwi and banana slices.