Kiwi Smoothie Recipe - (and Deer Repellent Ideas Needed)

I got up early this morning to do some yard work and gardening, as I knew it was going to be hot outside today. As I did my usual survey of the yard to determine what was the priority for the morning , I found that sometime last night, a deer had snacked on my tiny (and now tinier) newly planted Impatiens, nibbled on my newly planted Day Lilies, and took a good hunk out of my Hostas from last season, that were just starting to look impressive and pretty. I like deer and I think they are pretty animals, but I wish they would stay away from my few things that I have to attempt and make my yard look pretty too!

Half-eaten Hosta
If anyone has some good deer repellent solutions, please post them for me, as that now has to be added to my ever-growing project list. I recently ordered 50 day lily bulbs from Smokey's Daylily Gardens for a barren area in the back yard that I don't want to be turned into a midnight buffet stop for the neighboring deer. So any suggestions will be appreciated.

Yard work is now done, for the day at least, and I decided it was a good time to treat myself to a refreshing smoothie. I bought a couple kiwi fruit yesterday, so the decision was easy:
 A Kiwi Smoothie.

Kiwi Banana Smoothie Recipe

Fresh Cut Kiwi Fruit
  • 2 very ripe Kiwi, peeled and chopped
  • 1 ripe banana ( mine was pre-cut and frozen)
  • 1/2 cup cold plain almond milk (vanilla would be good too)
  • 1/2 cup Chobani plain, non-fat Greek yogurt (or something similar)
  • 1 tbsp. pure organic honey
  • throw in a few ice cubes, if you'd like 

Add all the ingredients to your smoothie blender and blend on low power til smooth. Serve immediately, and enjoy!
Kiwi  Banana Smoothie
Kiwi Fruit Health Benefits:
Kiwi Fruits are are rich in  antioxidant Vitamins C, A and E , flavonoids and minerals. In particular, they contain more Vitamin C than oranges, as much potassium as bananas, and a good amount of beta-carotene. They have a  high content of dietary fiber. High fiber helps improve diseases such as diabetes, by controlling sugar levels, and colon cancer, since fiber binds to toxic compounds in the colon and helps to expel them. All in all, a tasty and healthy fruit!  (Check out more of my healthy Smoothie Recipes here.)

As promised in my last post, here is today's flower to enjoy. The first Day Lily bloom! - Fortunately I took this photo before the deer sneak attack. Now, who knows how long it will be before I get new blooms.

Stella De Oro Day Lily

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