a glass full of kiwi smoothie and topped with two kiwi slices

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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. 

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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.

a glass full of kiwi smoothie with a sliced kiwi on the rim

FAQs and tips for making the best vegan smoothie

Can you prep smoothies in advance?

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.

Can you freeze kiwi for smoothies?

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.

Are green smoothies really that good for you?

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!

Can you put raw spinach in a smoothie?

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. 

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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!

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add the ingredients in order and blend until smooth.

Nutrition

  • 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

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    1. I’m sorry, but I don’t currently provide nutritional information for my recipes. I don’t trust the accuracy of online nutrition calculators, and I don’t want to provide my readers with wrong or misleading information.

  1. can’t tell serving size and directions part of your recipe gets cut off….sounds delicious though, and I will be trying it.

    1. I don’t have a serving size for this recipe, since I published it long before I had the tools to create nutrition labels, etc. I’m not sure why you’re not seeing the instructions though. All you do is add the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. I hope that helps!

  2. Lol the vegans and ppl on a diet all worried about calories and stuff.
    Pregnant lady here! “Will it help me poop?”
    Then I’m eating it!

  3. Thanks to Simply Whisked for a great tasting smoothie. It called for 3-cups of unsweetened yogurt* I used 1 Chobani Lime yogurt and 1 Chobani Honey yogurt which were only 5 oz.= 2/3 cup. I goofed on my end and printed off, to make this for 3 servings, not 1 serving. So, don’t click on the numbered X’s unless you need to double or triple the recipe. Like I did. But it turned out great with 1 extra cup of yogurt- “Very creamy”! I made this at 4:40 P.M. 2-5-21

  4. Thanks for sharing. I’m just enjoying it right now. And, I’ve prepared it using my newly purchased hand blender.