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Kiwi Smoothie

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This easy kiwi smoothie recipe is a tropical take on a classic green smoothie. The green color comes from the kiwi and the spinach, while the delicious tropical fruit flavor comes from a combination of strawberry, banana, and mango. We also throw in some flax seed for a nutritional boost of extra fiber.

It’s loaded with vitamin C, dairy-free, added-sugar-free, and vegan friendly.

A close up of a green kiwi smoothie in a glass with a yellow straw.

How to Make a Homemade Smoothie

Homemade smoothies, especially homemade green smoothies, are easy to make and a great way to add more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Simply gather your ingredients, combine them in the blender, then puree until smooth.

A smoothie tastes great for light meals and snacks while on the go. I enjoy them as a quick weekday breakfast or a post workout snack. I love that it allows me to have a fruit and veggie based boost with. minimal prep time in the kitchen.

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What You’ll Need

What makes this kiwi smoothie recipe unique is the combination of ingredients going into it and the ingredients we leave out. It’s sweet, but not too sweet, with enough leafy greens to balance it out. All ingredients can be fresh or frozen, depending on what you have on hand. Also, it’s dairy-free, added-sugar-free, and vegan friendly.

  • Kiwi – adds a tangy tart flavor to your smoothie and gives it a bright green color.
  • Strawberries
  • Mango
  • Banana – adds a richness and gives it a thick creamy texture.
  • Spinach – boosts the color of your smoothie, while also countering some of the sweetness of the fruit.
  • Flax seed – adds an extra boost of fiber.
  • Water or ice – as needed to adjust the thickness of your smoothie. You can also swap in your favorite plant based milk to keep it dairy free.

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How to Make a Smoothie

Making a smoothie is one of the easiest things you’ll conquer in the kitchen. Measure your ingredients into the blender. Blend until smooth. Serve. You can measure by volume or weight, and as you gain more experience in what you like you’ll be able to measure by sight. My preference is to put the blender pitcher on my scale and measure by

Tips for Success

No matter how easy a recipe may be, there is always room for a few tips to make your success guaranteed. When it comes to smoothies, most problems are about getting just the right consistency.

  • For a thicker smoothie – Use frozen fruit and add just enough to thin out the smoothie as needed.
  • If your smoothie is too thin – try adding ice cubes.
  • If your smoothie is too thick – add more milk or thin it out with some water.

Optional Smoothie Add-ins

The best part about making smoothies at home is that you can customize all of the ingredients for your own taste buds. Since this is technically a mango strawberry spinach kiwi banana smoothie, there is a lot of room for adaptations.

Don’t like banana? Swap it for avocado. Don’t have flaxseed on hand? Try chia seed or a spice like cardamom. Want your smoothie extra cold? Swap fresh fruit for frozen fruit or swap the water for ice.

Looking to take it a step beyond that? Try including some of these popular add-ins to make this kiwi smoothie uniquely yours.

  • More leafy greens like baby kale or arugula
  • More tasty fruits like pineapple, papaya, or pear
  • Sesame seeds or chia seeds
  • Whey protein
  • Oats or oatmeal
  • Collagen powder
  • Spices like cinnamon, coriander, ginger, or cardamom
  • Flavored liquids like plant based milk or orange juice
A kiwi smoothie in a glass on a marble surface with spinach leaves.

Kiwi Smoothie FAQs

Like most of my smoothies recipes, the majority of the questions I receive are about how to customize the flavor and/or change the ingredients for what you have in your pantry and fridge.

If you have additional questions, feel free to drop them in the comments below and I’ll will add them.

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How to Store a Kiwi Smoothie

This kiwi smoothie recipe is a delicious take on a classic green smoothie. Heavy on the fruit, it’s easy drinking and a great option for getting extra vegetables into your kids. However, like most smoothies, it’s texture depends upon its temperature. That is why smoothies are best when you serve immediately after you make it.

However, if you must save it for later, I do have a trick to recommend. Simply pour your unused kiwi smoothie mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze. When you are ready for it, pop the smoothie ice cubes back into your blend and puree until smooth.

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A close up of a green kiwi smoothie in a glass with a yellow straw.

Kiwi Smoothie

Kiwi smoothie with mango, kiwi, strawberry, and banana is a fruity take on a classic green smoothie. Make with fresh fruit or frozen fruit. Dairy-free, added-sugar-free.
4.8 stars (5 ratings)
prep: 5 minutes
total: 5 minutes
servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized kiwi (2.5 oz or 1/2 cup chopped)
  • 3 medium strawberries (3 oz or 1/2 cup chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of mango chunks (3 oz or 1/2 cup chopped)
  • 1/2 banana (2 oz)
  • 15 leaves of baby spinach (0.5 oz or 1/2 cup or 1 small handful)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup of water or ice cubes

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
  • Enjoy immediately.

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Notes

Both fresh of frozen fruit works well in this smoothie. For a thicker smoothie, try using frozen fruit and ice cubes in place of the water.

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcal

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