Easy Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie
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This easy kiwi strawberry smoothie is a delicious and refreshing way to start your day. It’s made from simple, unprocessed ingredients: banana, kiwi, strawberry puree, pineapple, honey, flax seeds and matcha tea.
Why We Love This Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie
Kiwi and strawberry are two flavors that go remarkably well together. I’ve seen them paired in tons of different smoothie recipes but wanted something truly unique, so you’ll find more flavors than just kiwi and strawberry in this smoothie recipe.
Banana, pineapple, honey, flax seeds and matcha tea all add a depth of flavor to this simple smoothie recipe that kiwi and strawberry alone just can’t match.
Ingredients in Our Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Recipe
Banana is a great source of dietary potassium, vitamin C, dietary fiber and vitamin B6. It adds a wonderful natural sweetness to any smoothie recipe.
I usually always use a frozen banana in my smoothies because it makes it thicker and gives a smoothie a wonderful creamy texture.
Kiwi is a small tropical fruit with a unique flavor that is an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of dietary fiber. Kiwis are also high in antioxidants and have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
You can find fresh ripe kiwi fruit in the produce section of your local grocer. If it is a brown kiwi I will peel it first, but if it is a golden kiwi I will just cut off the ends and toss the whole thing in the blender, as their peels are often softer and blend well.
Strawberry puree is a great way to add fresh strawberry flavor to any smoothie recipe. You can find frozen strawberry puree in the freezer section of your local grocer, or you can make it yourself by blending fresh strawberries and strain them through a mesh strainer.
Of course, you can feel free to use fresh strawberries as well.
Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of dietary fiber. Pineapple is also high in antioxidants and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
I like to use fresh pineapple in this smoothie recipe, as it gives it the best flavor. However, you can use canned pineapple if that is what you have on hand, or frozen. If I don’t want to cut up a fresh pineapple I’ll buy frozen pineapple chunks.
I love using honey in smoothies as it adds a delicious sweetness without being overbearing. Honey is also a great source of antioxidants and has been shown to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Raw honey is the healthiest and what we use, but feel free to use whatever type of honey you prefer, or substitute maple syrup or agave nectar.
Flax seeds are a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. They’re also a good plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids.
I like to add flax seeds to my smoothies for an extra boost of nutrition, but feel free to omit them if you don’t have any on hand.
Matcha tea is a type of green tea that is rich in antioxidants and has numerous health benefits. Matcha tea adds a nice green color and a delicious flavor to this smoothie recipe, not to mention gives the smoothie a greener cast when a lot of other strawberry kiwi smoothies are pink.
You can find matcha tea powder in the baking aisle of your local grocer, or online. If you can’t find matcha tea powder feel free to substitute with another type of green tea powder or simply omit it and replace with coconut water or orange juice.
How to Blend a Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie
Blending a strawberry kiwi smoothie is pretty straightforward. Simply add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
If you find your smoothie is too thick, simply add more liquid until it reaches the desired consistency. I like to use almond milk, but feel free to use any type of milk or even water, or simply add a bit more matcha tea.
And that’s it! Enjoy your strawberry kiwi smoothie as is or pour into a pretty glass and enjoy.
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How to Customize Your Healthy Smoothie Recipe
Make it greener: Add a handful of spinach, swiss chard or kale to your smoothie. This adds a ton of health benefits while adding very few calories and no fat or sugar to your smoothie.
Make it sweeter: If you find your smoothie isn’t sweet enough for your liking, add a bit more honey or another natural sweetener like agave nectar or maple syrup. You could also add stevia or monk fruit sweetener. On the other hand, if it’s too sweet, add in a dash of lemon juice to balance it out.
Make it fruity: Add more strawberries, kiwi or pineapple to really up the fruit content in this smoothie recipe. You could also add other types of berries like raspberries or blueberries. Frozen fruit works best if you are looking for a thicker smoothie.
Make it creamy: If you want a creamier smoothie, add another frozen banana to the mix. A frozen banana also adds a bit more sweetness and creaminess without adding any fat or dairy. You could also add Greek yogurt, cottage cheese or full-fat coconut milk for an even creamier smoothie and can add some healthy fat.
Make it more filling: If you want a more substantial smoothie that will keep you full longer, add some protein powder to the mix. I like to use plant-based protein powder, but any type will do. You could also add Greek yogurt or cottage cheese for some extra protein.
Make it a smoothie bowl: If you want to turn your smoothie into a meal, simply reduce the amount of liquid called for in the recipe to make a thicker smoothie, pour it into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings. I like to top my smoothies with fresh fruit, granola, nuts or seeds like chia seed. You could also add a dollop of nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter, etc) or some shredded coconut.
Add superfoods: If you want to really boost the nutrition in your smoothie, add some superfoods like chia seeds, hemp hearts, super greens powder or spirulina powder. These ingredients are packed with nutrients and can really give your smoothie a health boost.
Now that you know how to make a delicious and healthy strawberry kiwi smoothie, get creative and make this recipe your own!
Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie with Matcha
- Measuring Equipment
- 1 medium banana (fresh or frozen)
- 2 small kiwi (peeled)
- 2 Tbsp strawberry puree
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 tsp flax seeds
- 1/2 cup brewed matcha tea
- Add all ingredients to blender.
- Blend on high speed until smooth.
Final Thoughts About Our Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie
This easy kiwi strawberry smoothie recipe is a delicious and healthy way to start your day or enjoy as a snack. Made with simple, unprocessed ingredients like banana, kiwi, strawberry puree, pineapple, honey, flax seeds and matcha tea, this smoothie is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Feel free to customize this recipe to make it your own by adding more fruit, greens, protein or superfoods. Enjoy as is or pour into a pretty glass and enjoy!