Green Kiwi Smoothie
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Quick and easy kiwi smoothie recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 5 minutes. This green smoothie is loaded with fresh kiwis, bananas and spinach. It’s filling, creamy, sweet and tart.
Finally, there is a green smoothie that does not taste like grass and veggies. Most of them look so pretty but they really fail in the flavor department but this one is a hit, even with the kids! They love it just as much as this Blueberry Smoothie and this Chocolate Banana Smoothie.
How to make kiwi smoothie recipe?
- Add kiwi, banana, spinach, milk, yogurt, honey, ice in blender– Mix until smooth.
- Pour in cups– Enjoy!
Strawberry kiwi smoothie– Add about 1/2 cup strawberries in the recipe below.
Use other sweeteners- Such as granulated sugar, brown sugar, artificial sweeteners or maple syrup.
Add other fruits– Such as apples, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches or whatever fruits you have on hand.
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Use vegan milk– Such as almond milk, soy milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, oat milk.
Add oats- Quick cooking oats are best.
Add protein powder– 1 tbsp should be a good amount in this recipe.
Add seeds– Such as chia seeds or flax seeds for a nutritional boost.
Add nut butters– Such as almond butter, cashew butter or other mild-tasting butters.
Add avocado- Mix in half an avocado and it will make the smoothie super rich and creamy.
Serve as smoothie bowl– Instead of cups, serve in a bowl with toppings like nuts, granola, fruits.
Add juice- Replace milk with apple juice or any other unsweetened fruit juice of your choice.
Refrigerate– For up to 2 days. You will have to stir it with a spoon as the pureed fruit would have settled to the bottom of the cup.
Freeze– I don’t recommend freezing the smoothie as it doesn’t thaw well.
Make ahead instructions– You can prepare smoothie bags with cut up fruits and freeze them. This would make your mornings easier and you can just quickly toss them in the blender.
Tips and Techniques
How to peel a kiwi? You can use a sharp knife to just peel off the brown skin. However, the easiest way is to cut it in half and then, use a spoon to scoop it out from the brown skin. Next, you can just dice it with a knife.
Using frozen fruits vs. Fresh fruits– Either can be used. Frozen fruits make a thicker smoothie with a consistency that’s very similar to a slushy.
Use ripe fruits- Because they are the juiciest and sweetest.
Honey is optional- Using this is entirely up to you. It really helps to sweeten the drink if the kiwis were tart but using ripe bananas are usually sweet enough to balance the tartness.
Can I omit the ice cubes? Yes. It doesn’t make a big difference. I like to add them when I am using non-frozen fruits to make a thicker, colder smoothie.
How to thicken smoothie? Add more fruits or another option is to use frozen fruits. You can also add less milk.
How to make smoothie thinner? Mix in more milk.
Adjust quantity of ingredients– You can add more or less of whatever ingredient you like or dislike.
Use Greek yogurt- Because it’s thicker than regular yogurt and makes the smoothies creamier.
Make a bigger batch- Double all the ingredients to serve more people.
Can you freeze kiwis and bananas? Yes. Peel and dice them and pack them in Ziploc bags and freeze them for up to 3 months.
Can you put raw spinach in smoothies? Yes. Be sure to wash it thoroughly first and pat it dry with paper towels.
More Smoothie Recipes
- Pineapple Smoothie
- Strawberry Smoothie
- Mango Smoothie
- Blackberry Smoothie
- Mocha Smoothie
- Raspberry Smoothie
Easy Green Kiwi Smoothie
- 3 Kiwis Peeled, Diced
- 1 Banana Ripe
- 1/2 cup Spinach Fresh, Washed and patted dry
- 1 cup Milk 2% or any vegan milk of your choice
- 3/4 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
- 5-6 Ice cubes Optional
- 1 tbsp Honey Optional
- Add kiwis, banana spinach, milk, yogurt, ice cubes and honey in a blender.
- Mix everything until smooth.
- Pour into cups and enjoy.
- Read all my tips above.
- Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days.