Kiwi Banana Smoothie

kiwi banana smoothie

A kiwi banana smoothie is so simple and easy to make.  The basic recipe only requires four ingredients, but is packed with so much flavor.  I would be quite happy drinking this all the time.  But there are days when I need an extra lift, so I up the ante by adding greens, chia seeds and nut butters.

Kiwifruit deliver a whopping dose of vitamin C, as well as antioxidants, and vitamin E.  While bananas are high in potassium and vitamin B6.  Combine them together and you have a pretty loaded drink that is also very invigorating and refreshing.

The slightly tart, acidic taste of kiwifruit works well when paired with banana. The sweetness of the banana balances out the flavors.  It’s very easy to add other fruits and flavors to this combination. 

When preparing your kiwi to use in smoothies, I simply cut the fruit in half then spoon out the flesh.  Much easier than trying to peel the skin off the fruit.

I recommend using frozen bananas for these recipes, particularly if your kiwi aren’t frozen.  They create thick, frosty smoothies.  For best results wait until the skins turn speckly.  Very ripe bananas freeze very well and they have a sweeter flavor.  Then simply peel, cut the fruit into pieces and place inside plastic freezer bags.  Frozen peeled bananas will keep for about 3 – 4 months.

Kiwi Banana Smoothie

creamy kiwi banana smoothie with yogurt

Use this recipe as a base for your kiwi banana smoothies. Experiment by adding different fruits.  Turn them into green goddesses by adding kale or spinach.  You will be amazed at the different tastes – and all of them will be absolutely delicious.
         
Ingredients

2 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped
1 frozen banana
1 cup vanilla flavored yogurt
½ cup almond milk

How to Make

Peel and slice kiwi fruit and place into blender.  Add banana, yogurt, and almond milk and blend until the ingredients are chopped and the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.


Kiwi Spinach Smoothie

kiwi banana spinach smoothie

Ingredients

1 frozen banana
1 kiwifruit
1 cup baby spinach
½ - 1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 medjool date
1 tablespoon cashew butter

How to Make

Add the banana, kiwifruit, spinach, almond milk, chia seeds, medjool date and cashew butter to a blender.  Blend on high until everything is well blended.

This smoothie serves one.  Simply double the recipe for two.


Kiwi Coconut Smoothie

kiwi banana coconut smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup baby greens
1 frozen banana
2 kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
½ apple, cored and chopped
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon coconut flakes

How to Make

Blitz together the baby greens, banana, kiwifruit, apple, chia seeds and coconut milk until smooth. 

Pour into two tall glasses and sprinkle coconut flakes over the top.




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