Simple Kiwi Smoothie Recipe

This kiwi smoothie recipe may have simple ingredients and be easy to make, but its effects are anything but simple.

You’ll be amazed at how good it can make you feel!

First things first, let’s start with the ingredients...

Kiwi Smoothie Ingredients

  • Banana
  • Kiwi
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Water
  • Ice

Why So Simple?

You may be surprised at how simple this list of ingredients appears.

If you’ve been making smoothies for awhile, you’re probably used to seeing long lists of smoothie ingredients, some that you can’t even pronounce.

So why is this list of kiwi smoothie ingredients so simple? Because it’s a green smoothie.

Why are green smoothies so good? Click the link to learn more.

For now, I can tell you that green smoothies are the simplest form of smoothie. They are easy to make and also a very simple mixture of raw, natural, whole, unprocessed ingredients.

When combined, you get a smoothie that is not only amazingly delicious but also so good for your body! It forms a powerful combination that helps cleanse and detoxify your body.

If you haven’t tried green smoothies yet, this is a good one to start with. It’s very mild and easy to love.

Do you have a better kiwi smoothie variation? Let us all know by leaving a comment.

Kiwi Smoothie Nutrition and Health Benefits

Why Kiwi?

Kiwi nutrition benefits are often overlooked. Kiwis are an absolutely delicious way to meet your Vitamin C needs, especially if you’re tired of all those oranges.

Many people don’t know that kiwis have almost as much potassium as bananas, which makes them a great recovery food for athletes. Plus, they are loaded with fiber.

Kiwis have a distinctive sweet flavor and a creamy consistency that is absolutely perfect in smoothies.

Why Banana?

I include at least one banana in almost all my smoothie recipes.

Its creamy texture just can’t be beat as a solid base to the smoothie. The flavor is rather neutral so it goes well with just about every other smoothie ingredient. It kind of pulls it all together.

The natural sugars in bananas help mask the bitterness of the greens you add to your green smoothies.

Learn more about banana nutrition.

Kiwi Smoothie Recipe Instructions

OK, enough chatter already, let’s move on to the best part: the recipe!

You have two options, a small version that makes a single serving of 1 ½ cups, and a large version that makes 3 cups.

I like to make my smoothies as large as possible so I can take some with me to work and sip throughout the day, but some people prefer smaller single serving smoothies.

Small version: makes 1 ½ cups; total prep time 10 minutes

1 whole banana

1 whole kiwi

1 sheet of romaine lettuce

¼ cup water

¼ cup ice cubes (about 3)

Large version: makes 3 cups; total prep time 10 minutes

2 whole bananas

2 whole kiwis

2 sheets of romaine lettuce

½ cup water

½ cup ice cubes (about 6)

Blending Instructions

Peel the banana(s), break into small chunks (about 1 inch each) and toss in the blender.

Cut each kiwi in half and scoop out the fruit with a spoon, moving around the edges as necessary to get it all out. Add to blender.

Break the romaine lettuce into small chunks of about 1 square inch each, and add it to the mix.

Next add the water.

If you have a small blender or a regular-speed blender, you might want to start blending at this point. If you have a high-powered blender you can skip the next step and add all the ingredients at once.

Blend for a few seconds until all the ingredients have joined together to form a liquid.

Then add the ice, so it will be easier to blend instead of adding it all at once.

Continue blending for about 30 seconds to 1 minute until you have reached your desired smoothie consistency, then enjoy!

Bonus version: makes 4 cups

3 cups just doesn’t quite cut it for you? For me it’s not enough, because my morning smoothie is both my breakfast and my snack throughout the day.

An easy way to make even more delicious kiwi smoothie:

Toss in another banana, some more ice and more lettuce at the end, after you have already blended the other ingredients.

Then blend for a little while longer.

This adds more substance to your smoothie without altering the overall consistency.

What's So Good About This Kiwi Smoothie?

This kiwi smoothie is so simple and easy to make, but it turns out so delicious!

It has a nice smooth, creamy consistency.

It ends up with a light green color, but that’s to be expected: you’re using both a green fruit and a green vegetable, after all.

Are you afraid of green smoothies? If people think you’re weird for drinking a green fruit shake, you can always just tell them it’s a kiwi smoothie and they’ll understand. No need to mention the lettuce.

Or let them taste it and see for themselves how good it is!

The good news is it doesn’t come out a scary dark green color, like the infamous wheatgrass smoothies you might have seen. And the banana and kiwi give it a yummy naturally sweet taste.

Not Simple Enough? Make it Even Easier

The nice thing about this kiwi smoothie recipe is that because you use mostly whole fruits and vegetables, hardly any measurements are required. That’s what makes it so easy!

If you’re like me and prefer to cook without measuring out ingredients, you can get away without using any measurements at all!

Once you get the hang of making smoothies, it’s easy to eyeball it and know how much water and ice to add without measuring it out. See how to make a smoothie for more guidance.

The trick is to keep experimenting and learn through trial and error until you get the hang of it.

What Did You Think?

So you finally gave this simple kiwi smoothie recipe a try? How did it turn out?

Let us all know in the comments section.

Did you do something different? Or do you have a special story about your experience with this kiwi smoothie recipe?

Share your story today. We’d love to hear from you!

Related Links

Did you like the banana in this kiwi smoothie recipe? Here’s another banana smoothie recipe that you’ll love!

Liked the green smoothie? I told you they were good! Find more recipes for green fruit shakes here.

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