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Why I love this kiwi smoothie
Normally, I have mixed feelings about smoothies. I love all the nutrients and how refreshing the fruit can be, but I’m not a fan of the added sugars or dairy in many of them. But, I’m kicking this year off on a much healthier note, with the green kiwi smoothie, using nothing but fruit, unsweetened vegan milk and yogurt, and fresh spinach.
And, I love that this vegan smoothie is so easy to prepare. It’s the perfect green smoothie recipe for beginners and is a tasty low sugar smoothie. The smoothie tastes great already, but adding in extra protein or fiber to taste is always a great way to help boost the health factor.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this apple kiwi smoothie
Ingredients note: I used unsweetened coconut yogurt in this recipe. I prefer to use it because I don’t like adding extra sugar to my smoothies, but it can be hard to find plain vegan yogurt that’s dairy free. If you can’t find it, or don’t feel like searching, it’s ok – you can plain or even flavored vegan yogurts in this recipe. It’s totally your call.
How to make this kiwi smoothie recipe
Chop your fruits. Peel and slice the kiwi and banana. Core and chop the apple, you don’t even need to peel it. Then, toss it all into the blender
Blend the ingredients. Add the liquids ingredients and blend until smooth. Feel free to more ice or liquid to reach your desired consistency.
Pour and enjoy.
FAQs and tips for making the best vegan smoothie
Prepping a smoothie bag in advance is definitely a great way to cut down on the prep time in the morning! Making bags of chopped ingredients ready to go and in the freezer means you just have to take them out toss them in the blender. This can also have you use less ice so your smoothie doesn’t feel watered down if you’re a slow drinker.
Kiwi does freeze very well! Peeling and slicing it prior to freezing can help you to be able to grab as much as you want when needed and help prevent you wasted time and space in your freezer.
Green smoothies are so good for you that they are a great addition to your diet or a simple change you can make to your diet if you plan on weightloss or embracing a healthier lifestyle. Spinach helps to provide you with fiber, calcium, and vitamins A, C, and K. A green smoothie also helps to act as a detoxifier and a nice energy booster, so drink up!
Absolutely, just make sure that you wash it first! Raw spinach can be dirty and carry germs and soil (we don’t want to eat either of those!) As an added bonus of choosing the raw green leafy stuff, you get it in its healthiest form. Cooking spinach will break down the antioxidants and cause it to lose some nutritious value.
More smoothies and drink recipes you’ll love
- Strawberry Colada Smoothies
- Banana Berry Smoothie
- Frozen Pineapple Lemonade Cocktail
- Non-Alcoholic Sangrias
- Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas
This recipe would go great with
- Maple Sausage Dutch Babies
- Healthy Morning Glory Muffins
- Strawberry Ricotta Breakfast Toast
- Banana Oat Bread Breakfast Bars
- Dairy Free French Toast
Apple Kiwi Green Smoothies
This healthy green kiwi smoothie recipe is perfect for a fast breakfast. Packed full of nutrients from apples, bananas and spinach but still vegan and simple enough that anyone can make it!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- 1 banana, peeled
- 1 large green apple, cored and chopped (keep the skins for extra fiber)
- 3 kiwis, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup unsweetened yogurt*
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups spinach
- In a blender, add the ingredients in order and blend until smooth.
- Calories: 0
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 0 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Last Updated on November 11, 2021 by Melissa Belanger