Kiwi is the Kiefer Sutherland of fruits — diminutive yet powerful (what, you didn’t know that Jack Bauer is only 5’8″?). A Rutgers study labeled it one of the most nutrient-dense fruits. While a fraction of the size of an orange, a single kiwi has as much vitamin C and fiber and is among the few low-fat sources of vitamin E (10 percent of the RDA) — all for about 50 calories. Melngailis paired the kick-ass kiwi with the equally sweet honeydew melon, which gives this drink a thick, creamy texture. Bonus: She swears that sake staves off the next-day hangover.
1/2 ripe honeydew melon, flesh only
2 kiwis, peeled
1 oz lime juice
1 oz agave nectar (more to taste)
4 oz sake
Dice fruit. Puree all ingredients in blender on high speed until completely smooth. Add agave nectar as needed, toss in large handful of ice, and blend again until smooth. Divide between 2 large martini glasses and garnish with mint or thin slice of peeled kiwi. Makes 2 servings.
Recipe provided by Women’s Health Magazine