10 Kiwi Smoothie Recipes That Will Refresh Your Day!

10 Kiwi Smoothie Recipes That Will Refresh Your Day!

There are lots of great reasons to use kiwi in your smoothies and it’s also a delicious addition.

Kiwi is a great source of vitamin C and actually contains more of it than oranges (which we traditionally associate with as a vitamin C powerhouse).

They also provide a healthy dose of fiber, folic acid and essential minerals, including magnesium and potassium.

As well as being something of a superfood, kiwi is also a very versatile ingredient for your smoothies.

It goes well with lots of different fruits and more than a few vegetables too. From green smoothies to all-fruit combinations, read on for some delicious and highly nutritious recipes for kiwi smoothies.

Superfood Kiwi Smoothies

Whether you want a morning smoothie that will see you through until lunch or you just want to sip on a smoothie that is packed with nutrients, we’ve got you covered.
These super healthy and yummy smoothie recipes will get you excited to use kiwi as a star ingredient!

1. ​Kiwi Apple Smoothie

Kiwi Smoothie

This smoothie is a superfood combination for your cardiovascular system. Both apple and kiwi are known to support the lungs. It’s also highly anti inflammatory, especially if you also add kale and ginger. For a creamier consistency and a protein boost, you can add some plain or low fat Greek yogurt.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​1 apple (cored and cut into chunks)
  • ​½ ​kiwi (peeled and chopped)
  • ​Handful of kale
  • ​1 inch slice of ginger (peeled and chopped)
  • ​6 ounces liquid
  • ​Optional - 2 ounces plain or low fat Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. ​Prep the apple, kiwi and ginger.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

2. ​Kiwi and Greens Smoothie

Mango and coconut water add a tropical taste to this smoothie and bring out the sweetness of the kiwi. Using coconut water as the liquid base takes this even further and adds some all-important electrolytes too.

For the greens, baby spinach has a mild taste that won’t be overpowering and avocado adds a deliciously creamy texture to the smoothie. Nutrition wise, this smoothie provides lots of vitamin C and a whole host of other vitamins and minerals.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​2 ripe medium kiwis (peeled and cut into pieces)
  • ​1 cup baby spinach
  • ​¼ avocado (peeled and pitted)
  • ​½ cup frozen mango
  • ​4 ounces coconut water

Instructions

  1. ​Prep the kiwi and avocado.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

3. ​Kiwi Blueberry Smoothie

blueberry spinach smoothie

There is a light and refreshing theme to this smoothie. Packed with fiber to keep you feeling full, it makes for a great breakfast smoothie. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and also provide plenty of vitamin C.

Given the vitamin C content in kiwi too, this is a great smoothie for boosting your immunity. If you want to turn this one into more of a green smoothie, try adding spinach (or kale, if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous!).

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​½ to 1 kiwi (peeled and chopped into pieces)
  • ​½ cup blueberries
  • ​½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ​4 ounces almond milk
  • ​Optional - 1 cup baby spinach or kale
  • ​Optional - 1 tsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. ​Prep the kiwi.
  2. Add everything to your blender and combine until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

4. ​Kiwi and Strawberry Smoothie

Kiwi, strawberry and banana are a perfect combination in this smoothie. It makes for a filling breakfast smoothie but is a great option for a dessert smoothie.

With kiwi and strawberry, it’s packed with vitamin C and also provides a vitamin K boost for healthy bones. It’s also very refreshing and you can take this a step further on a warm day by using frozen fruit or ice for a colder taste.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​1 small kiwi (peeled and chopped into pieces)
  • ​¾ cup strawberries (hulled and chopped into pieces if you're using fresh ones)
  • ​1 banana (peeled and chopped)
  • ​2 ounces yogurt
  • ​Optional - ½ cup blueberries
  • ​​Optional - 1 tsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. ​Prep the kiwi and banana. Prep the strawberries if you’re not using frozen ones.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

5. ​Banana Kiwi Smoothie Recipe

Sweet-Dream-Time-Kiwi Banana Kale Smoothie

This is a really simple smoothie to make as it only has a few ingredients. Perfect if you’re usually rushing about in the mornings and need a quick but healthy breakfast option.

On paper, these ingredients may not seem like a perfect match but they go together surprisingly well. There is no milk involved, which allows the flavors of the fruit to come to the forefront.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​1 banana (peeled and chopped)
  • 1​ kiwi (peeled and chopped into pieces)
  • ​4 ounces orange juice
  • ​Optional - 1 tsp honey

Instructions

  1. ​Prep the banana and kiwi.
  2. ​Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

​6. ​Kiwi Smoothie With Yogurt

kiwi smoothie for better sleeping

This is another super simple smoothie recipe to put together. There are only 4 ingredients involved so it’s perfect for a quick and easy breakfast smoothie or a mid afternoon energy boost.

There’s plenty of protein from the yogurt and lots of fiber in the fruit to keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​½ kiwi (peeled and chopped)
  • ​½ cup pineapple (chopped)
  • ​1 banana (peeled and chopped)
  • ​4 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • ​4 ounces milk or nut milk
  • ​Optional - ½ to 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. ​Chop up the pineapple into chunks. Prep the banana and kiwi.
  2. Put all of the ingredients in your blender and combine until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

​7. ​Kiwi Mango Smoothie

Mango-Avocado Green Tea Smoothie

With tropical fruit, flax seed and Greek yogurt, this smoothie is highly nutritious and very filling. It’s also yummy and super creamy in terms of texture.

It’s ideal for kickstarting the day with a You’ll get plenty of vitamin C from this smoothie, plus Vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, healthy fats and calcium. It’s also a great source of antioxidants and is anti inflammatory. Pretty good for just a handful of ingredients!

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​1 kiwi (peeled and chopped into pieces)
  • ​½ cup mango (peeled and chopped)
  • ​1 tbsp flax seeds
  • ​¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ​4 ounces liquid
  • ​Optional - 1 tsp honey or maple syrup to sweeten

Instructions

  1. ​Prep the kiwi (and mango if you’re not using frozen).
  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

​8. ​Kiwi Banana Spinach Smoothie

Even if you’re not usually a fan of green smoothies, you’ll love the mild taste of this combination.

Kiwi is the dominant taste here and the spinach is very mild (especially if you use baby spinach) and blends into the overall taste.

You won’t even notice that you’re sipping on something with spinach, other than the green color of the smoothie!

If you want a sweeter taste, you can try adding vanilla yogurt and/or a dash of honey but it’s naturally sweet already thanks to the banana and apple juice.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​1 kiwi (peeled and chopped)
  • ​½ banana (peeled and chopped)
  • ​½ cup baby spinach
  • ​2 ounces plain or vanilla extract
  • ​2 tbsp flax seed
  • ​4 ounces apple juice
  • ​Optional - 1 tsp honey

Instructions

  1. ​Prep the kiwi and banana.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

​9. ​Kiwi Banana Smoothie With Milk

Sweet-Dream-Time-Kiwi Banana Kale Smoothie

If you want a super simple kiwi smoothie recipe, look no further!  It’s deliciously sweet and is a great choice for a healthy dessert style smoothie. You can make it even creamier by adding yogurt.

It’s naturally sweet so it’s a guilt free treat. Using almond milk makes for an incredibly creamy texture but you can swap it for another kind of milk if you prefer or you don’t have it.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​1 kiwi (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 banana (peeled and chopped)
  • ​4 ounces almond milk
  • ​Optional - 2 to 3 ounces plain yogurt

Instructions

  1. ​Prep the kiwi and banana.
  2. Add the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

​10. ​Kiwi Papaya Smoothie

beet pineapple smoothie

This smoothie is a great option for detoxifying your body. Papaya isn’t always the most obvious choice as a smoothie ingredient but it is a great source of vitamin C.

It’s also very high in fiber, which helps to flush out toxins from the gastrointestinal tract. If you want to keep your digestive system in good shape, you’ll definitely want to sip on this smoothie on a fairly regular basis.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ​¾ cup papaya (deseeded and cubed)
  • ​1 kiwi (peeled and chopped)
  • ​3 ounces yogurt
  • ​4 ounces almond milk
  • ​Pinch of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. ​Prep the kiwi and papaya.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Kiwi FAQs

Excited to learn more about the nutritional benefits of kiwi? Read on for some of the things that using kiwis in your smoothies can do for your health.

Is Kiwi Skin Edible?

Kiwi skin is edible, although many people choose not to eat it. Eating kiwi skin is highly nutritious and is a good way to get more fiber, antioxidants and nutrients into your diet. Some of these include folate and vitamin E.

Studies have shown that you can get as much as 50% more fiber, 32% more folate and 34% more vitamin E if you eat the skin of a kiwi as well as the flesh inside it.

Is Kiwi Acidic?

The pH level of kiwi can vary depending on how ripe the fruit is but it tends to fall within the 3.1 and 3.96. Given that foods that are 6.9 or lower in pH are classed as acidic, kiwi is considered to be one of the more acidic fruits.

Despite this, kiwi has an alkaline effect on the body, especially when it’s fully ripe.

Is Kiwi High in Potassium?

Kiwi is a good source of potassium and one serving of green fleshed kiwi provides around 12% of your recommended daily intake of this mineral.

The gold fleshed varieties of kiwi tend to have a little bit more potassium than their green fleshed counterparts- around 16% of your potassium needs. Including other potassium foods in your kiwi smoothies can help you to get more of it in your diet. Banana, spinach, avocado, orange (or orange juice) and coconut water.

Is Kiwi High in Iron?

Kiwi contains some iron but it isn’t classed as an iron rich fruit. A cup of kiwi contains around 7% of daily iron needs for men and 3% of daily iron needs for women.

You can get more iron in your kiwi smoothies by adding spinach, kale, broccoli, orange juice and pumpkin seeds.

Combining iron foods with foods that are a source of vitamin C can help your body to make the most of the iron in your kiwi smoothies. Strawberries, orange, orange juice, mango, pineapple and citrus fruits can all help with this.

Is Kiwi High in Histamine?

Kiwi is considered to be a low histamine food. If you’re following a low histamine diet for health reasons, kiwi smoothies can still be a part of your life.

Citrus fruits, spinach, avocado and nuts tend to be high in histamine so you’ll want to limit your consumption of these if histamine is a concern for you and not use them regularly in your kiwi smoothies.

Is Kiwi High in Fiber?

Like a lot of fruits, kiwi is a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber. One large kiwi can contain around 1.7g of fiber. This can help to improve digestive health and have a positive effect on total and LDL cholesterol levels.

Does Kiwi Help You Sleep?

Studies have suggested that consuming kiwi before bedtime can improve both the length of time spent asleep and quality of sleep.

In people with sleep problems, it may be able to encourage sleep to happen more quickly and sleep duration and efficiency.

Which Recipes Did You Like Best?

Kiwi is an easy way to add important nutrients to your diet and is a really versatile addition to smoothies.

There are lots of ways to enjoy kiwi in your smoothies, from easy breakfast smoothies to delicious dessert style treats.

As always, feel free to share this article with your friends and family so they can learn more about creating their own nutritious and delicious kiwi smoothies.

Daniel Pelegreen
 

Daniel is a serial entrepreneur and online media expert, who discovered smoothies by accident and fell in love ever since. Read about his story in the About section!

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