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Sip your daily dose of vitamins with this healthy kiwi smoothie! It's a creamy green smoothie with a bright tropical taste, and it's delicious. It's made with mostly fruit and it's ready in just 5 minutes!
We drink a lot of smoothies so we're always looking for ways to mix things up. Mostly we do this to keep things interesting, but it's also because we know variety is good for our bodies.
This kiwi smoothie is an easy and delicious way to consume a lot of nutrition at once. It's really high in antioxidants and vitamin C, and it's also packed with fiber, healthy fats, protein, and probiotics.
We love the tartness that kiwis offer, but we know not everyone does. Usually, the banana and pineapple are sweet enough to balance things out. But if not, a tablespoon of honey always does the trick.
Enjoy this kid-friendly smoothie as a quick and healthy snack or breakfast on the go. Whether your day is filled with adventure or back-to-back meetings, it'll keep you fuelled all morning long.
How to make a kiwi smoothie
Making this healthy kiwi banana smoothie is as easy as 1-2-3. Let's make one together!
- Add all the ingredients except the honey to your blender.
- Blend on high until smooth, taste it, and add honey if desired.
- Pour it into glasses and garnish with a kiwi slice.
Kiwi smoothie ingredients
You can use fresh or frozen fruit for this smoothie, or a mix. If at least one of your fruits is frozen, it will help make it thick and keep it cool. Here's everything you need to make this kiwi smoothie:
- Kiwi – kiwis are abundant in vitamin C, which is great for your immune system. They can be tart but the sweetness of the ripe banana and pineapple helps to balance it out.
- Banana – bananas are very nutritious and make this smoothie creamy. If you have a spotty one, this is a great time to use it. The riper the banana, the sweeter it is! We always have some frozen bananas in our freezer, which we use for smoothies.
- Pineapple – pineapple is loaded with vitamins and minerals and contains an enzyme called bromelain which is especially beneficial for digestion.
- Spinach – greens like spinach are rich in nutrients and fiber. It also makes this smoothie a vibrant green color.
- Yogurt – yogurt makes this smoothie more substantial and enhances it with probiotics. We prefer plain Greek yogurt but you can use any yogurt. Use a dairy-free yogurt to make it a vegan smoothie.
- Water – to help the smoothie blend nice and smooth.
- Hemp hearts – hemp hearts contain healthy omega 3's fatty acids and protein. You can swap them for chia seeds if you prefer!
- Honey – the honey is optional but is a natural way of adding a touch of sweetness to offset the tartness of the kiwis. You can also use agave or maple syrup.
Kiwi smoothie add ins
Here are some easy adds-ins for this kiwi smoothie:
- Avocado – add ½ a ripe avocado for added fats and extra creaminess. Healthy fat is important for everyone, but especially kids!
- Nut butter – add a tablespoon or two of nut butter like almond butter, cashew butter, or even peanut butter. The added fat and protein will make this smoothie more satiating, and you'll barely notice the slightly nutty taste.
- Protein powder – give your smoothie a boost with a scoop of your favorite protein powder. Our go-to is usually vanilla, but unflavored works, too.
- Berries – add a handful of frozen strawberries to make it a strawberry kiwi smoothie!
Is this smoothie sweet?
Kiwis tend to be a bit tart. If your banana and pineapple are ripe and sweet, they will balance the kiwi's tart flavor. But if not, you will likely want to add the optional honey, especially if you enjoy sweeter smoothies.
Can I make this smoothie ahead of time?
Like all smoothies, they're best enjoyed right away. You can easily make this one in the morning and take it as a go-to. It'll keep at room temperature for up to 2 hours.
Can you freeze kiwis for smoothies?
Yes, you can. To freeze kiwis, remove the peel and then slice or chop them. Lay them on a cookie sheet with parchment paper in a single layer and pop them into your freezer. Once they're frozen, transfer them to an airtight container and they'll keep for up to 3 months!
- 3 kiwi fruits (peeled)
- 1 medium banana
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts (optional)
- 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
- Add the kiwi, banana pineapple, spinach, yogurt, hemp hearts, and water to your blender.3 kiwi fruits, 1 medium banana, 1 cup pineapple, 1 cup spinach, ½ cup plain yogurt, ½ cup water, 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
- Blend on high speed until smooth. Taste the smoothie and if you'd like it sweeter, add the honey.1 tablespoon honey
- Pour your kiwi smoothie into glasses and garnish with a kiwi slice.
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