Kiwis, also known as Chinese gooseberries, are high in vitamin C and antioxidant power. Reap their benefits through these kiwi smoothie recipes that marry tang with other great flavors.

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    Benefits of kiwi

    Oh, where to begin. This unassuming fruit is like a nutrient bomb, with vitamins like A, C, E, and K, and minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. They do your body a ton of good in all these ways, according to Healthline:

    • Regenerates cells for more youthful-looking skin
    • Prevents types of cancer
    • Has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties
    • Balances alkaline in body to counter stomach acidity, which causes digestive ailments and discomfort if unbalanced
    • Good source of folate, especially important for pregnant women
    • Aids in digestion, providing relief for constipation
    • Low on the glycemic index, making it a suitable fruit for diabetics
    • Improves heart health, reduces blood clotting, regulates blood pressure
    • Prevents macular degeneration, promotes vision
    • Provides serotonin for better sleep, and may reduce insomnia
    • Reduces asthma symptoms and improves overall lung health
    • Has pathogens that strengthen the immune system

    What foods go well with kiwi?

    Lots of fruits, including:

    • Apple
    • Cherry
    • Orange
    • Banana
    • Pineapple
    • Peach
    • Mango
    • Watermelon
    • Strawberry
    • Lemon
    • Lime
    • Coconut
    • Blueberry
    • Raspberry
    • Honeydew
    • Cantaloupe

    Other non-fruit foods that also pair well with kiwi include walnuts, almonds, pistachios, mint, ginger, honey, and maple syrup.

    Can you freeze kiwi for smoothies?

    Yes, you can. The best way to do this is to:

    • Peel and slice the kiwi
    • Lay on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze
    • After frozen, transfer to Ziplock bags for storage

    Kiwi will turn mushy when thawed, so it’s not ideal for dishes that require the fruit to be intact. This won’t matter for smoothies where all your ingredients are smashed up anyway, so it’s an ideal way to pre-prep for these blended beverages. Thaw them slightly before tossing in for best results.

    Frozen kiwi lasts about 10-12 months in freezer, but with these recipes, you’ll go through them way before then.

    top angle shot of kiwi smoothie

    How to make a kiwi smoothie

    This dairy-free, vegan smoothie uses almond milk as the liquid base. An excellent detox smoothie recipe with extra protein for more nutritional benefits.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 peach, peeled and sliced
    • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
    • 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
    • 1 cup spinach
    • ½ avocado, peeled
    • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
    • ¼ cup coconut water
    • juice of a lemon or lime
    • Grated ginger (optional)
    • 1 scoop rice protein powder (optional)
    • Maple syrup to taste

    Instructions to make this easy smoothie:

    • Step 1. Add ingredients to blender and blend to combine.
    • Step 2. Enjoy!

    Depending on how thick you like your smoothie, you may want to add more liquid.

    Kiwi smoothie recipes

    Strawberry kiwi smoothie

    A perfect breakfast smoothie, complete with oats, milk, and orange juice. (via Well Plated)

    Apple kiwi smoothie

    A simple kiwi smoothie without milk that’s topped with honey. (via Homemade Nutrition)

    Kiwi banana smoothie

    We love the crunch that the quinoa puffs add to this blueberry smoothie. (via Vibrant Plate)

    Kiwi orange smoothie

    A vegan kiwi smoothie without banana that contains a mix of berries for a vibrant color and taste. Raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries are our favorites to add. (via The Pretty Bee)

    Spinach kiwi smoothie

    The use of vanilla yogurt will make this green kiwi pineapple smoothie a smash hit with your kids. (via Fountain Avenue Kitchen)

    Kiwi watermelon smoothie

    An oh-so-refreshing watermelon smoothie, thanks in part to the coconut milk. (via No Diets Allowed)

    Kiwi mango smoothie

    A tropical treat with coconut ice cream, yum! (via Veggie Chick)

    Kiwi weight loss smoothie

    This detox smoothie is a wonderful combination of various fruits to help you slim down, including grapefruit, clementines and pears. The high vitamin C content to protect your immune system is a definite plus. (via Biscuits and Burlap)

    Try a kiwi smoothie (or 2, or 3…) to get all the health benefits of the Chinese gooseberry in a refreshing glass every morning!

    Kiwi Detox Smoothie
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    5 mins
     
    This dairy-free, vegan smoothie uses almond milk as the liquid base. An excellent detox smoothie recipe with extra protein for more nutritional benefits.
    Course: Breakfast, Smoothies, Snack
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: kiwi detox smoothie, kiwi green smoothie, kiwi peach smoothie, kiwi protein smoothie
    Servings: 1
    Calories: 445 kcal
    Author: munchmunchyum
    Ingredients
    • 1 peach peeled and sliced
    • 1 kiwi peeled and sliced
    • 1 frozen banana peeled and sliced
    • 1 cup spinach
    • ½ avocado peeled
    • Juice of a lemon or lime
    • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
    • ¼ cup coconut water
    • Grated ginger optional
    • 1 scoop rice protein powder optional
    • Maple syrup to taste
    Instructions
    1. Add ingredients to blender and blend to combine.
    2. Enjoy!
    Recipe Notes

    Depending on how thick you like your smoothie, you may want to add more liquid.

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